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<p>Marta Vilaseca, IRB Barcelona</p>
17 Apr 2018

The latest Meet Our Scientists series is devoted to Marta Vilaseca, manager of the Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics Core Facility at IRB Barcelona.

The video "Proteins caught in fraganti" presents her specialised field.

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<p>Illustrative image of how scientists have deciphered the covalent nature of beta-amyloid dimers, an article published in Analytical Chemistry. Authors: Marina Gay, IRB Barcelona, and Lorena Markovich</p>
17 Apr 2018

A study headed by IRB Barcelona provides the first direct evidence of beta-amyloid dimers (two proteins joined together) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and points to the potential of these molecules as biomarkers.

Beta-amyloid dimers may be the smallest pathological species that trigger Alzheimer’s disease.

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<p>Image: University of Barcelona</p>
13 Apr 2018

The new study analyses the dysfunction of basolateral transporters through a transgenic animal model.

This study is led by Manuel Palacín from IRB Barcelona and Virgínia Nunes from IDIBELL.

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<p>Francesc Posas, new director of IRB Barcelona</p>
12 Apr 2018

Yesterday IRB Barcelona’s Board of Trustees appointed the renowned scientist as director of the Institute, a position that he will take up on 1 May.

Francesc Posas succeeds Joan J. Guinovart, the director and founder of the Institute.

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<p>Image: PCB</p>
11 Apr 2018

More than 75 scientists will be making their research projects known to the public.

IRB Barcelona will be participating through the workshop "Protein synthesis: Xenopus oocytes".

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<p>Eduard Battle with the members of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
10 Apr 2018

The IRB Barcelona scientist and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab has been awarded the Olof Palme Medal in recognition of his recent discovery regarding the treatment of advanced-stage colon tumors with immunotherapy.

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<p>Mitochondrial DNA stress (in red) triggers the inflammatory response in mouse muscle cells devoid of Opa1 (nuclei in green). Aida Rodríguez, IRB Barcelona</p>
9 Apr 2018

A study performed at IRB Barcelona supports the notion that mitochondrial defects underlie a set of diseases of unknown origin that involve chronic muscle inflammation.

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<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the IRB Barcelona group "Stem Cells and Cancer". (Photo: Battista-Minocri, IRB)</p>
6 Apr 2018

Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support researchers who have made important scientific achievements in the last 10 years.

The ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona has been granted €2.5 M to continue his studies on the effects of diet on metastasis.

With this new award, the centre now holds 14 grants from the ERC.

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<p>Joan Font-Burgada, 2018 IRB Barcelona Alumni of Excellence Awardee.</p>
4 Apr 2018

The jury highlights the relevance of his findings for the cancer research field.

Font-Burgada has been Assistant Professor in the Cancer Biology Program at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia since 2017.

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<p>Joan Massagué, director of the Sloan Kettering Institute of New York. Image: Jordi Casañas (Mahala, IRB Barcelona)</p>
15 Mar 2018

High-ranking figures from the business and innovation sectors attended an event organised by IRB Barcelona and ESADE with the aim to highlight the importance of uniting all sectors of society against metastasis.