IRB Barcelona will allocate 4.9 million Euros to attract young talented scientists over four years
Researchers at IRB Barcelona report the first data on the functions of a new gene that is altered in diabetes, published in PLoS One.
Biologist Marco Milán, Drosophila researcher at IRB Barcelona, has been awarded the EMBO Young Investigator Programme, given by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) to promising young European scientists for their early career excellence. The programme has been identifying and supporting on an annual basis some of the brightest young researchers in Europe since 2000.
Researchers at the BSC and the IRB Barcelona unveil crucial information about the protein transporter of oxygen, which opens up the possibility to optimize its function by introducing modifications. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A study published in Nature Neuroscience demonstrates that the excess of glucose chains (glycogen) induces neuronal death and causes Lafora disease, a fatal kind of epilepsy that affects adolescents. This mechanism, unknown until now, may provide the key to understanding other neurodegenerative pathologies.
This finding shows that centrosomes, organelles inside the cell responsible for organizing the microtubule network, are required for the correct development of an organism.
Twenty leading authorities in cancer stem cell research, including Hans Clevers, John E. Dick, Joan Massagué and Sean J. Morrison, meet in Barcelona for the first time, invited by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.
Tumour cell growth is limited to compartments by the action of two receptors that confine these spaces.
Research has been conducted on the genes of the parasite that play a role during the invasion of red blood cells.
Thanks to a collaborative work between developmental biologists and scientists specialized in mathematical models.