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<p>Image: CRG</p>
9 Jul 2018

Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in collaboration with IRB Barcelona, developed a new method to systematically identify genes contributing to heritable cancer risk.

The study, published in Nature Communications, is a success story for data sharing and openness in science.

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<p>Image: La Pedrera</p>
6 Jul 2018

BIYSC 2018 starts with 90 students from all over the world.

IRB Barcelona receives today eight students that will participate through the workshop "Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease".

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<p>A detailed view of the TLK2 structure</p>
28 Jun 2018

A new study in collaboration with the Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona and led by the University of Copenhagen,  reveals that TLK2 displays lower levels of activity in intellectual disability and that it is possible to inhibit it in breast cancer, where it is overactive.

The study suggests that the enzyme may be a target for potential therapies. 

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<p>Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group</p>
28 Jun 2018

The video series Meet Our Scientists  presents Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science group at IRB Barcelona.

In the video “Solving the riddle of DNA”, Supek highlights the role played by the DNA spellchecker in repairing damage to the genome.

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<p>The picture shows a cultured neuron stained with antibodies that label microtubules. NEK7 promotes the stability of the dendritic microtubules, which is important for proper dendrite growth and branching (F Freixo, IRB Barcelona)</p>
27 Jun 2018

Researchers at IRB Barcelona reveal that the protein NEK7 is relevant for the correct formation of neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory.

Animals without NEK7 may also have defects in other other brain regions.

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27 Jun 2018

BIST Director General says modernising research facilities and providing training to boost the social impact of science are the top priorities of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

Barry C. Barish presents theory and technology behind measuring gravitational waves developed at LIGO, for which he won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics 

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20 Jun 2018

Barry Barish, 2017 Nobel laureate in Physics, will speak about the ‘new science’ arising from the proof found in 1915 for the gravitational waves Einstein predicted.

The scientific re-evolution based on the new power paradigm, the latest advances in biosensors and in vitro production of specialised cells and human organs are the topics of the three debate panels.

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<p>Tàndem Schools</p>
18 Jun 2018

The new school lab has come about from the Escuelas Tándem (Tandem Schools) project, which is supported by IRB Barcelona and the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation.

The Montserrat School and IRB Barcelona have just brought the Tandem Schools Project to a close. This educational initiative has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities, academic results, prestige, and social cohesion of the school.

Run and financed by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, the project is one of the first tandems between a primary school and a scientific institute.

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<p>Travis Stracker, Renata Basto and Jens Lüders, organizers of the BioMed Conference</p>
11 Jun 2018

A conference organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation brings together leading international researchers devoted to two cell organelles that play key roles in health and disease.

Cancer and certain developmental disorders are characterised by impaired activity of these complex cell structures and defects in cell cycle control.

Institutional news
8 Jun 2018

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) presents a prize for a study that reveals the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease.

The research was led by Raúl Méndez from IRB Barcelona and Mercedes Fernández from IDIBAPS.