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<p>Representation of an IDP with a structured region (blue) and a non-structured one(yellow).</p>
1 Oct 2010

This refers to Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, which were discovered ten years ago thanks to the sequencing of the genome.

Many of these proteins are involved in key cellular processes and in pathologies of great impact such as cancer and neurodegeneration.

In the next Barcelona Biomed Conference, IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together 150 world authorities in this field, which is called upon to revolutionalize biomedicine.

Scientific news
<p>The new mechanism has been found in the imaginal disk that will lead to the Drosophila wing, represented in this picture.</p>
24 Sep 2010

In the journal Science Signaling, Andreu Casali describes a sophisticated mechanism related to the protein Hedgehog.

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<p>Structure of the UL89  protein, which could be a valid target against all Herpesviridae (c) Lab Miquel Coll.</p>
23 Sep 2010

Researchers at IRB Barcelona have discovered this with the human cytomegalovirus, the most deadly and widespread herpesvirus and the cause of serious defects in neonates.

Scientific news
21 Sep 2010

The prediction of the structure and function of biological macromolecules (i.e., the machinery of life) is of foremost importance in the field of structural biology.

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<p>Although these two types of fibers are formed by the same protein, the ones above are toxic and the ones below are not.</p>
20 Sep 2010

A study performed by Xavier Salvatella’s lab indicates that the toxicity of amyloid aggregates depends on their structural properties.

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<p>Angel Nebreda</p>
20 Jul 2010

During July, Angel R. Nebreda (Benavente, 1961) will be preparing his 166 m2- cancer lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). After six years at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO) (Spanish National Cancer Research Centre) in Madrid, Nebreda and his team have moved to the capital of Catalonia to join the Oncology programme, in which they will set up the “Signalling and Cell Cycle” lab, the fourth at IRB Barcelona devoted exclusively to cancer.

“We are very interested in colon and breast cancer and studies on metastasis, a field of investigation that is linked to the interests of the centre and of its group of experts, who include...

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<p>Rubí Zamudio (Mexico) during the ceremony.</p>
6 Jul 2010

Today the Social Programme of "la Caixa" has held a ceremony in the CaixaForum Madrid to award the 41 grants corresponding to the second edition of the International PhD Programme in Biomedicine. This doctoral programme is aimed a young talented scientists worldwide in four of the biomedical research centres of reference in Spain: the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), the Center for Genomic Regulation, the Spanish National Cancer Centre, and the Spanish National Center of Biotechnology.

This doctoral programme is aimed a young talented scientists worldwide in four of the biomedical research centres of reference in Spain.

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<p>Francisco Barriga (left), Amelie Stein and Roland A. Pache will be attending the 60 Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lindau.</p>
23 Jun 2010

From 27 June to 2 July, five young scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) are to attend the 60th Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

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<p>Eduard Batlle (Raimon Solà. IRB Barcelona).</p>
9 Jun 2010

His studies address the initiation and progression of colon cancer, one of the tumours with greatest incidence worldwide.

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<p>Photograph of embryonic Drosophila cells showing cell nuclei (in blue) and microtubules (in green). They are all organised from the apical zone of the cells, which delimit the microtubules. (©Jordi Casanova Lab)</p>
31 May 2010

A group of researchers discover a mechanism based on two proteins that regulate the microtubule network formation in embryonic cells.

Microtubules are like internal cellular transport networks and are fundamental for processes such as the secretion of substances, and cell movement and morphology.