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<p>Representation of the functional groups between proteins in Alzheimer's disease.</p>
16 Dec 2010

Scientists at IRB Barcelona and the Joint Programme IRB-BSC have discovered 200 new interactions between proteins that could be related to Alzheimer.

Scientific news
<p>Flies with wings of different sizes but in proportion. © Milán Lab. IRB Barcelona.</p>
14 Dec 2010

In studies conducted on the fruit fly, researchers at IRB Barcelona headed by ICREA Professor Marco Milán have revealed that organs have the molecular mechanisms to control their proportions. In this process the protein p53 plays a crucial role. The study is published today in the prestigious journal PLoS Biology.

The correct establishment of organ proportions, which occurs during embryonic development, is vital for the proper function of all organisms. Alterations in the mechanisms responsible for these processes cause fatal errors in embryos and even cause their death. In the Renaissance period, Leonardo da Vinci, in his famous picture of the “Vitruvian man...

Scientific news
10 Dec 2010

The protein DOR controls the maturation of adult flies depending on availability of nutrients

Institutional news
3 Dec 2010

The new programme will promote interdisciplinary research and mobility between scientists.

Scientific news
<p>Representation of the "filters" used in the computational strategy developed by the researchers</p>
29 Nov 2010

Scientists at IRB Barcelona develop a computational strategy to identify potential protein interaction partners regulated by Aurora A kinase.

Scientific news
<p>Image of a tumour cells with multiple copies of the Her2 gene shown in red. © IRB Barcelona. R. Gomis</p>
24 Nov 2010

Scientists at IRB Barcelona have provided new data on how certain types of aggressive breast cancer bypass tumour suppression mechanisms.

Scientific news
17 Nov 2010

In collaboration with the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), IRB Barcelona will be participating in Science Week, the largest public communications event on science and technology in Spain, which this year reached its 15th series. Coordinated by the “Fundació Catalana per a la Recerca i la Innovació” (FCRI), the programme of activities will be held from 12 to 22 November.

The activities include open days on 16 and 18 November. Entitled “Come and do an express PhD”, through a series of clues visitors will analyse the differences between malignant and benign tumour cells. In this regard, they will visit Eduard Batlle’s lab, the Advanced Digital Microscopy Platform and the “Centro...

Scientific news
11 Nov 2010

The new data base, which includes 1,700 proteins in motion, allows a more efficient design of drugs.

MoDEL holds 30% of human therapeutic targets and the objective is to cover 80% in three years.

Institutional news
10 Nov 2010

The biotech enterprise Omnia Molecular, which operates from the PCB-Santander Bioincubator at the Barcelona Science Park and was founded by IRB Barcelona researcher Lluís Ribas de Pouplana, has closed funding negotiations headed by “Caixa Capital Risc”, the risk capital section of “la Caixa", worth 2.1M€ . This round of funding, which is supported by the Empresa Nacional de Innovación (ENISA), has also involved the founding partners of Omnia Molecular (Lluís Ribas, Juan Gargallo y Eugeni Roure) and the new managerial team, comprised by Raphael Klingmann, who serves as CEO, and Dariusch Mani.

Omnia Molecular is devoted to the discovery and...

Institutional news
5 Nov 2010

Researchers Dario Alessi and Joan Guinovart bring together 150 experts in cancer Metabolism in a Barcelona BioMed Conference, organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.