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<p>The fundraising campaign called "Future" (#IRBfutur) was launched at the end of 2016 to raise public awareness of the role that biomedical research plays in advancing medicine (L.T. Barone, IRB Barcelona)</p>
21 Feb 2017

The positive public response to the "Futur" fund-raising campaign launched by IRB Barcelona towards the end of 2016 sets the stage for a new "IRB Barcelona Futur PhD Fellowship".

The fellowship will allow a young researcher to join an IRB Barcelona lab to do a 4-year doctoral thesis.

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<p>The third edition of the PhD4MD programme is launched today</p>
17 Feb 2017

Research centres of excellence in Barcelona offer PhD fellowships to medical doctors.

Called PhD4MD, the programme allows medical doctors to carry out a three-year doctoral thesis on cancer, rare disease or neurodegenerative conditions.

Institutional news
<p>Marco Milán.</p>
15 Feb 2017

The “Meet Our Scientists” video entitled “Our relative the fly” presents the research performed by Marco Millán on the fruit fly.

He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of tissue growth during normal development, its proper functioning and the formation of a tumour.

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<p>Merus N.V. is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative bispecific antibody therapeutics.</p>
9 Feb 2017

The research collaboration will combine Merus’ Biclonics technology platform and unique cell and animal models at the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory led by Eduard Batlle to investigate the stroma.

Institutional news
<p>Antonio Zorzano, group leader of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
8 Feb 2017

Antonio Zorzano, group leader of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory, heads the study.

The Ramón Areces Foundation has granted 120,000 euros for this 3-year project.

 

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<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, Group Leader of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona.</p>
3 Feb 2017

The Barcelona City Council acknowledges the relevance of his work for metastasis research. 

Institutional news
<p>Aznar Benitah receives the VI "Premio Nacional de Investigación en Cáncer 'Doctores Diz Pintado'" (from left to right) Eugenio Santo, Mª Ángeles Serrano, Salvador Aznar Benitah and Nicolás Rodríguez (USAL)</p>
30 Jan 2017

ICREA researcher and group leader of the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona receives an award for his work on cancer.

The prize acknowledges Salvador Aznar Benitah's contributions to transferring knowledge from basic to clinical research.

Scientific news
<p>On the left, in vivo image of nanomachines using current microscopy techniques; on the right, the new method allows 3D observation of nanomachines in vivo and provides 25-fold improvement in resolution  (O. Gallego, IRB Barcelona)</p>
26 Jan 2017

Researchers headed by IRB Barcelona combine genetic engineering, super-resolution microscopy and biocomputation to allow them to see in 3D the protein machinery inside living cells

Published in the journal Cell, the study unveils key functional features of an assembly of proteins that is vital for animals and plants.

With this new strategy in hand, it will be possible to study cellular protein machinery in health and in disease.

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<p>Picture of a colon tumour (Author: Eduard Batlle, IRB).</p>
19 Jan 2017

The project, headed by group leader and ICREA researcher Eduard Batlle, receives a 60,000-€ grant.

The study will test the effectiveness of immunotherapies to treat metastatic disease in advanced colorectal cancer.

Research will take place during the academic years 2017 and 2018.

 

Scientific news
<p>Staining of mouse liver sections showing steatosis of the liver (fatty liver), with accumulation of fat, lipid droplets (in red), within cells. Cell nuclei stain blue (C. Maíllo, IRB Barcelona).</p>
17 Jan 2017

It is a disease of the liver caused by excessive fat deposits in liver cells.

It is now the most prevalent chronic liver disease in industrialised countries and is a major public health concern because it leads to serious liver conditions.