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<p>The primary school Montserrat and IRB Barcelona have worked in a three-year project with a long-term educational impact</p>
7 Dec 2018

The Montserrat School, IRB Barcelona, and the Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera take stock of their 3-year joint project that has brought about a change in the teaching method at this primary school.

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<p>The 2019 “Recerca en Directe” fair will be held from 6-9 March at the CosmoCaixa</p>
4 Dec 2018

The Institute will be giving a workshop entitled “Deciphering the code of cancer”

Institutional news
27 Nov 2018

Coinciding with #GivingTuesday, today IRB Barcelona is launching its donation campaign for the forthcoming holiday season.

Basic research paves the way towards the medicine of the future. Donations made to research speed up discoveries

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<p>Chinese researcher He Jiankui claims first gene-edited babies (image: AP)</p>
27 Nov 2018

The announcement made yesterday by the Chinese scientist He Jiankui that twins Lulu and Nana had been born after editing their DNA has brought about a storm of criticisms and generated alarm among the scientific community and society. (*Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies. Associated Press). The gene editing of embryos may become (or not) a reality in the future, but right now it is clearly premature.

The Chinese researcher He Jiankui has crossed all the red lines because before this technology can go any further, ethical issues...

Scientific news
<p>A invasive front of highly aggressive tumour cells (in green). Confocal microscopy image. Alexandra Avgustinova, IRB Barcelona.</p>
19 Nov 2018

A team headed by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek concludes that care should be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors.

Published in Nature Cell Biology, the study is a collaboration between a biomedical lab and a computational lab at IRB Barcelona.

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<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group</p>
16 Nov 2018

Since 2017, the Croatian researcher has been leading a team of 10 scientists in the Genome Data Science lab.

With Supek’s new appointment, IRB Barcelona now has 14 ICREA researchers.

Scientific news
<p>Giant Yellow Israeli scorpion. Image: Ester Inbar</p>
14 Nov 2018

Researchers at IRB Barcelona modify chlorotoxin—a small protein present in scorpion venom with blood-brain barrier permeability—to transport drugs into the brain. 

The barrier, which protects the brain, prevents drugs used for the treatment of neurological diseases and brain tumours from entering the organ.

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<p>Skin of a young mouse. The image shows a cross section of the skin with the fibroblasts indicated in green. The thickness of the dermis and the density of fibroblasts is much greater in young skin than in aged skin– cell nuclei, in blue (M Salzer, IRB Bar</p>
8 Nov 2018

A study in mice done at IRB Barcelona and CNAG-CRG explains that dermal fibroblasts lose their cell identify over time and with it their capacity to produce and secrete collagen and other proteins.

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<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab</p>
2 Nov 2018

The Spanish Association of Cancer Research recognizes his work and grants him the ASEICA Young Investigator Award 2018.

The award ceremony will be held in Valencia on 6, 7 and 8 November.

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<p>Ernest Giralt receives the diploma at La Marató ceremony</p>
2 Nov 2018

The project presented by Ernest Giralt (IRB Barcelona) and Jordi Vila (ISGLOBAL) has been awarded € 260,000.

Of the 214 projects that applied for funding, 36 were selected on the basis of the evaluation of 103 scientists.

This is the third time that the IRB Barcelona researcher has received funding from “La Marató”.