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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.

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<p>Colon cancer stem cells, in green (G. Turon, IRB Barcelona)</p>
13 Mar 2018

Advances in research into the immunological evasion, metabolism and latency of metastatic cancer cells allow the identification of potential targets to test therapies.

IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation invite 20 renowned international scientists working in the field of cancer metastasis to a gathering in Barcelona.

After the scientific conference, IRB Barcelona and ESADE have organised a debate on how to translate scientific research to society.

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<p>The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance (SOMMa)</p>
12 Mar 2018

The creation of SOMMa will allow research centres and units to increase their impact, foster cooperation, work as a network, and enrich the R+D system.

SOMMa has presented a document to draw the attention of politicians to current administrative issues that urgently need to be addressed.

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<p>Julien Colombelli, Core Facility Manager of the Advanced Digital Microscopy Laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
28 Feb 2018

This activity, developed in collaboration with BIST, will allow participants to learn how and why DNA is studied, and what genetic mutations are and how they relate to cancer.

Also, they will have the opportunity to use a reconstruction of a Light Sheet Microscope made of LEGO.

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<p>Age-related hearing loss involves several environmental factors and genes. Image: CIBERER</p>
23 Feb 2018

It seems the amino acid transporter SLC7A8/SLC3A2 plays an important role in this disease.

The study was coordinated by Manuel Palacín from IRB Barcelona and Virginia Nunes from IDIBELL.

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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.