A study done at IRB Barcelona and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel identifies camelid nanobodies able to block EGF, a protein that is abundant in tumour cells and that helps them to proliferate.
Most solid tumours with metastatic potential show a high degree of chromosomal instability.
A study published in the journal Developmental Cell demonstrates that chromosomal instability itself promotes invasive behaviour.
The researchers identify the oncogene Fos and the tumour suppressor Capicua as necessary molecular elements mediating this invasive behaviour.
The projects address breast, lung, colon, prostate and melanoma cancer.
25 non-profit organisations working in the fields of social welfare, the environment, and biomedical research and associated with the LegadoSolidario.org campaign inform the public about the possibility of including a donation to a cause or charity with which they identify.
According to data from 2015, only 1% of wills made in Spain included a charitable bequest.
IRB Barcelona has been awarded two ERC PoC grants to optimise and validate tools with potential clinical applications.
Angel R. Nebreda’s project seeks to develop treatments to reduce the cardiotoxicity caused by chemotherapy.
Eduard Batlle’s project will build a biobank of mouse tumour organoids with the aim to contribute to the treatment of patients with advanced colon cancer.
A project headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB Barcelona has been awarded funding from the BBVA Foundation to explore a possible link between ageing and cancer.
Called MitoFuss, the project focuses on the mitochondrial protein Mitofusin 2.
Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, is the subject of the next video in the Meet Our Scientists series: “Killing zombie cells”.
In the video, Serrano talks about the work undertaken in his lab to find compounds that can remove damaged cells from the body.
The protein CPEB4, which coordinates the expression of hundreds of genes required for neuronal activity, is altered in the brains of individuals with autism
Published in Nature, the study indicates that a defect in CPEB4 could be the link between environmental factors that alter brain development and the genes that determine susceptibility to autism
Published in Science Advances, the study shows that the TLK1 and TLK2 enzymes are critical for ensuring the copying of DNA.
Loss of TLK1 and TLK2 results in extensive DNA damage during DNA replication and in cancer cell death.
Depletion of TLK1/2 enhances the effectiveness of some chemotherapeutic agents currently being tested in clinical trials