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<p>The 10th “Vi per Vida” (Wine for Life) will be held on Sunday 25 February in Calella. Image: "Vi per Vida"</p>
21 Feb 2018

"Vi per Vida", a charity run by sommelier Xavi Ayala, promotes social awareness of the importance of research.

The event will be held this Sunday, February 25 in Calella.

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<p>The overexpression of the gene Serpent in the Drosophila wing causes permanent overgrowth and it is sufficient to promote tumour development (Image: Kyra Campbell, IRB Barcelona)</p>
19 Feb 2018

In spite of the difference between the cell functions responsible for giving rise to a tumour and for the metastasis of this same tumour, studies at IRB Barcelona using the fly Drosophila melanogaster reveal that some genes can drive both phenomena.

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<p>Ernest Giralt</p>
14 Feb 2018

The Meet Our Scientists series presents Ernest Giralt, doctor of chemical sciences, who is the head of the Peptides and Proteins laboratory at IRB Barcelona.

In the video "The power of medicinal chemistry", Giralt highlights his interest in deciphering the language used by proteins to interact with each other.

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<p>The image shows a metastatic colon tumour infiltrated by the immune system (brown) after combined treatment with the TGF-beta inhibitor and immunotherapy.  (Author: Daniele Tauriello, IRB Barcelona)</p>
14 Feb 2018

A team headed by ICREA researcher Eduard Batlle discovers that immune system-stimulating treatments combined with a TGF-beta inhibitor are effective against colon cancer.

The researchers developed a mouse model that mimics advanced human colon cancer. This model has allowed them to study the immune system response for the first time.

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30 Jan 2018

The donation will be destined to boost research into cancer and metastasis.

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<p>Image shows the interaction between the MH1 domain of Smad4 in complex with the GGCGC site  (Maria Macias, IRB Barcelona)</p>
29 Jan 2018

A study published in Nature Communications and led by Maria J Macias highlight new DNA motifs for the Smads proteins.

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<p>PhD4MD is a training programme on research for medical doctors</p>
24 Jan 2018

The PhD4MD Programme allows medical doctors to do a three-year research project devoted to cancer or to respiratory or neurodegenerative diseases.

There are currently eight medical doctors conducting research in centres of excellence in Barcelona, and this year this number may increase by up to four more.

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<p>Nuclei of metastatic breast cancer cells showing the protein MSK1 in green (Author: Cristina Figueras-Puig, IRB Barcelona)</p>
22 Jan 2018

A team of scientists headed by Roger Gomis at IRB Barcelona reveals one of the mechanisms that allows metastatic cells to leave a latent state.

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<p>Manuel Serrano Lab</p>
19 Jan 2018

It is a factor that has been conserved through evolution, from plants to mammals

RPAP1 regulates the activity of RNA polymerase II by means of its interaction with gene transactivators

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<p>Cells with elongated mitochondrial network in red. Image: David Sebastián, IRB Barcelona</p>
18 Jan 2018

A team headed by Antonio Zorzano at IRB Barcelona has identified activators of the mitochondrial protein Mitofusin 2 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The protein is a key regulator of many mitochondrial functions, as well as of the cell as a whole.