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Scientific news
13 Dec 2011

The research, published in the journal Nature Genetics,
has addressed the genome of 100 patients with leukaemia and identified
that more than 1000 genes are mutated in the development of this
disease.

This study is a significant step forward to achievement of the
objectives set out by the Spanish Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Genome
Consortium.

Scientific news
<p>Ler-DNA complex</p>
9 Dec 2011

• The study focuses on the protein Ler, which is present in the pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli that caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Germany last May.

• Ler binds multiple DNA sequences, thereby activating numerous genes responsible for bacterial virulence.

• The findings of the study have been published in PloS Pathogens.

Scientific news
<p>The image on the left shows how the pancreatic tumor enters remission when CEPB4 protein expression is removed while that on the right shows that tumor tissue grows in the presence of CEPB4 through the development of new blood vessels.</p>
5 Dec 2011

Nature Medicine publishes a pioneering study about a protein that regulates the expression of hundreds of genes that have a crucial role in the progression of pancreatic cancer, gliomas and possibly many other kinds of tumor.

Institutional news
28 Nov 2011

Today the Minister of Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, has presented the distinctions to the directors of the awarded centres.

Institutional news
23 Nov 2011

The Ministry of Science and Innovation gives an INNCIDE award to the centre’s strategic technology transfer project.

Institutional news
<p>Cover of the booklet</p>
23 Nov 2011

This initiative is a practical course on cell biology that aims to improve science teaching in secondary schools.

Institutional news
<p>Opening session at the Icrea Conference, Network Medicine</p>
21 Nov 2011

ICREA invites experts from the fields of biology and pharmacology to
Barcelona to discuss modern medicine based on biological interaction
networks.

Institutional news
<p>2011 IRB Barcelona PhD Symposium</p>
16 Nov 2011

The Israeli researcher and another eight scientists from leading
international centres in biomedical research join an initiative that
will attract 170 international PhD students to Barcelona.

Institutional news
14 Nov 2011

As part of the 16th Science Week, which is being held this year from the
18th to the 27th of November, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine
(IRB Barcelona) participates in a series of scientific dissemination
activities organized by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB): open house
sessions “Come and do an Express Doctorate!” and the cycle of
scientific workshops “Do Research!”.

Institutional news
26 Oct 2011

Awarded by the European Research Council and providing funding of
around 2 and 3 million Euros over five years, ERC Advanced Grants are
given to a limited number of senior scientists.

The multidisciplinary project awarded within the category of
Physical Sciences and Engineering is specialized in chemistry and
computational biology, structural biology, biophysics, and
bioinformatics and will have direct applications in several fields of
biomedicine, such as the regulation of gene expression, and epigenetic
mechanisms.