The coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme at IRB Barcelona is an international authority on the synthesis and design of biomolecules.
The same molecule is also involved in cancer and studies of its activity may provide new clues for the design of effective therapies.
A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.
The Chilean community at the institute organises two initiatives to raise funds for the Teletón Foundation of Chile.
The Senate of the University of Jaén has awarded an honorary degree to the scientist Joan Massagué, adjunct director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Chairman of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Programme at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and CSIC report on the formation of the small-diameter respiratory tubes of the fly Drosophila, a process that resembles the development of the finest blood vessels, the capillaries, in mammals.
EMBO Reports selects a study by researchers at IRB Barcelona as the highlighted article of the week because of the relevance of autophagy in health.
The consortium involves the research group headed by María J. Macías, specialist in the determination of biomolecular structures.
The multiple conformations of G-protein offer new possibilities to develop specific drugs.
Researcher and Adjunct Director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Joan Massagué, has received the International Prize of the Santiago Dexeus Font Foundation in recognition of his work in cancer research.
The Santiago Dexeus Font Foundation prize is an international recognition, given to individuals, groups or institutions working in health sciences.
For more information, see Fundación Santiago Dexeus