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<p>Image: BIST</p>
17 Jan 2018

GenStorm (“An integrated approach to visualize and model the spatial conformation of genes at the nanoscale level”), led by Pablo Daniel Dans (IRB Barcelona) and Marie Victoire Neguembor (CRG) is one of this projects.

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<p>Confocal microscopy shows co-localization of EXD2 (magenta) with the mitochondrial ribosome (yellow). DNA is stained to define the nucleus (cyan).</p>
16 Jan 2018

Published in Nature Cell Biology (NCB), the study shows that the EXD2 protein is critical for the mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouses, to produce energy.

This protein was previously thought to be located in the cell nucleus and to be involved in DNA repair.

The results contribute to our basic understanding of mitochondria and suggest that EXD2 could be important for fertility and represent a potential target for cancer therapy.

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<p>Launch of "Crazy ABout Science". Image: Fundación Catalunya - La Pedrera</p>
15 Jan 2018

The programme seeks to stir young people’s interest in science by allowing them to get involved in real projects.

"Crazy About Biomedicine" is part of an initiative run by the Fundación Catalunya - La Pedrera.

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<p>Manuel Serrano, group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
20 Dec 2017

The Ferrer Research Foundation acknowledges the various perspectives of his research into cancer and aging.

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<p>Tip of a Drosophila testis. In red, BigH1 expressed in germ stem cells and spermatocytes. In blue, the cell nuclei. Image: Albert Carbonell, IRB Barcelona.</p>
13 Dec 2017

Researchers at IRB Barcelona unravel the role of the histone BigH1 in the development of male sex cells from stem cells.

The study, which was performed in Drosophila melanogaster, paves the way to a greater understanding of male infertility.

Published in Cell Reports, the work sheds light on the mechanisms through which histones regulate how stem cells give rise to differentiated cells.

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<p>The image shows interactions between the androgen receptor protein (AR) and the TFIIF protein in red. (Author: Paula Martínez-Cristóbal)</p>
12 Dec 2017

Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, ​​proposes a new approach to combat prostate tumour cells that have become unresponsive to the treatments currently available.

The incidence of prostate cancer is increasing worldwide. In the US and Europe, it is one of the most common tumours and among the main causes of death by cancer.

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<p>In this mouse embryo structures can be observed that contain neurofilament, stained cyan, and E-Cadherin, in magenta, showing, respectively, the nervous system and internal organs (Authors:  Jim Swoger, Jürgen Mayer, Laura Quintana. CRG 2017)</p>
27 Nov 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation.

The merge of various disciplines of developmental biology is key to enhancing our knowledge of tissue development and repair, processes that find their most direct applications in regenerative medicine.

“One day we will be able to re-build damaged organs and keep the whole body fit and healthy. But right now we must strengthen our knowledge of how tissues are built and how they are maintained,” say James Sharpe, Head of EMBL Barcelona, and Marco Milán, coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology programme.

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23 Nov 2017
  • IRB Barcelona’s campaign Futur – The medicine of the future starts here is to participate in Giving Tuesday, which will be held on 28 November.
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<p>In the image, simulation of a chromatin fiber (MuG consortium)</p>
13 Nov 2017

Specialists advance toward the “Google Earth” of the genome, which will allow them to see the detailed structure of DNA folded within the nucleus, from atomic resolution to the level of the entire molecule

3D genomics promises to reveal the hidden layer of gene regulation and allow researchers to uncover the causes of many diseases

20 world leaders in 3D genomics will meet today until Wednesday in Barcelona at the Barcelona BioMed Conference organized by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.

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<p>Poster announcing the science outreach activities organised by IRB Barcelona and the ENABLE symposium for young scientists on the occasion of Science Week 2017</p>
9 Nov 2017

IRB Barcelona proposes activities targeted to a wide public audience during Science Week 2017.

The programme includes a visit by more than 100 school children to the centre, microtalks in pubs and debates on hot topics with well-known figures such as Andreu Mas-Colell and Isona Passola.

The activities offered by Science Week are included in the programme of the 1st ENABLE Symposium, aimed at young biomedical scientists, which will be held in Barcelona from 15 to 17 November.