Tuberculosis is one of the major health threats worldwide. Every year more than 2 million people die from this infectious disease, which is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The lack of effectiveness of drug treatments because of the appearance of strains that show multi-resistance to new drugs has made tuberculosis a focus of international research to define new therapeutic tools against this disease.
The study provides further insight into how cells divide to form the wing during the embryonic development of the fly Drosophila.
Researchers at IRB Barcelona publish a review article in Physiological Reviews about the changes in the shape and movements of mitochondria, and the human diseases associated with defects in these processes. This review establishes a new interface between cell biology and pathology.
IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation bring together a select group of international researchers who use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to study cancer.
An IRB Barcelona research team discovers the mechanism that favours the correct separation of germ cells –future ovules and sperm-, from the rest of the cells during embryonic development.
“Bisthiazol” is funded by the Agency for Assessing and Marketing Research Results, run by the University of Barcelona (UB), and the Santander Bank.
At the end of 2011, IRB Barcelona will host 40 PhD students supported by this organisation.
The compound stimulates the growth of damaged axons in mouse neurons in vitro.
The directors Joan J. Guinovart and Joan Massagué present the MetCentre
during an institutional visit by the President of the Government of
This summer, IRB Barcelona laboratories will host eleven university students as part of the programme called “Spend the summer at the Park!” which is promoted by the Barcelona Science Park and with which IRB Barcelona has collaborated for since its onset. Directed at students in the second cycle of degree studies, this initiative aims to bring research closer to students from around the world by allowing them to participate in cutting-edge biomedical projects. This programme fulfils one of the missions of IRB Barcelona, namely to promote scientific vocation among young people and to enhance scientific training in biomedical sciences in a stimulating, pioneering international environment...