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<p>Functional myocardium (S) from a normal mouse embryo (left). The absence of p38&#945. and p38&#946. proteins produces myocardium lacking the heart septal (right).</p>
22 Jul 2011

The proteins p38α and p38β cooperate during embryo development. This finding suggests that they may also do so in other contexts such as cancer and cardiac diseases.

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<p>Awardees with the Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, the Director General of "La Caixa", Juan María Nin, and the directors of the four beneficiary centres of the "La Caixa" International PhD Programme.</p>
18 Jul 2011

Today in the CosmoCaixa of Barcelona, the Social Programme of “La Caixa” has presented the 40 fellowships corresponding to the third edition of the “La Caixa” International PhD Programme, which seeks to attract talented young students to do a PhD in one of four selected reference centres in biomedicine in Spain, among these the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). The other beneficiary centres are the “Centro Nacional de Biotecnología” (CNB-CSIC), the “Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas Carlos III” (CNIO) and the “Centro de Regulación Genómica” (CRG).

The event was attended by the Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, the Director...

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<p>Cells with magnetic nanoparticles inside (in blue)</p>
13 Jul 2011

Researchers at IRB Barcelona participate in the European project MultiFun, which seeks to study new diagnostic tools and treatments for cancer.

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<p>Hedgehog is present in the most posterior part of the wing primordium of Drosophila (blue)</p>
13 Jul 2011

Researchers discover a new mechanism for regulation of gene expression in growing tissues.

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<p>Fernando Albericio</p>
7 Jul 2011

The American Peptide Society has granted the 2011 Du Vigneaud Award to Fernando Albericio, principal investigator of the Combinatorial Chemistry Lab for the Discovery of New Compounds at IRB Barcelona, director of the Barcelona Science Park, and full professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Barcelona. Founded in 1984, this award recognizes scientific excellence in peptide chemistry.

During the award ceremony –which was held as part of the...

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5 Jul 2011

Researchers at IRB Barcelona identify a new component that regulates the development of the tracheal system of the fly Drosophila melanogaster.

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<p>Researchers at the 12th Symposium of the "Fundació La Marató de TV3"</p>
30 Jun 2011

The latest findings on neurodegenerative diseases revealed in the 35 projects funded by “2005 La Marató”, including two projects coordinated by researchers at IRB Barcelona, were presented yesterday during the 12th Symposium of the “Fundació La Marató de TV3”.

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28 Jun 2011

Researchers at IRB Barcelona have succeeded in following the correlated movements of ubiquitin’s amino acids located far away from one another to transfer information across protein structures.

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<p>Ernest Giralt and Teresa Tarragó, researchers at IRB Barcelona and the UB, and founders of Iproteos.</p>
28 Jun 2011

The Catalan biotech enterprise Iproteos, promoted by IRB Barcelona and the University of Barcelona, will apply new strategies to discover drugs with greater efficiency and fewer side effects.

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<p>Smad region (in blue) bound to the protein that causes its degradation after gene activation (in gray).</p>
16 Jun 2011

Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and at IRB Barcelona reveal the mechanism of action of a protein that is essential for life and is associated with disease.