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<p>In blue, prediction of the structure of denaturalized ubiquitin protein by previous computational models. In red, refined structures with the ERIDU model. These structures coincide with experimental data. © Salvatella lab. IRB Barcelona</p>
8 Apr 2010

Researchers at IRB Barcelona refine the process to obtain “photographs” of highly dynamic proteins, an important step in drug design.

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26 Mar 2010

Scientists Ernest Giralt and Miquel Pons receive funding from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to collaborate with the biotech companies Intelligent Pharma and Lead Molecular Design.

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<p>Ernest Giralt</p>
16 Mar 2010

The coordinator of the Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Programme at IRB Barcelona is an international authority on the synthesis and design of biomolecules.

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<p>A graphic showing the opposite functions of Notch receptor.</p>
11 Mar 2010

The same molecule is also involved in cancer and studies of its activity may provide new clues for the design of effective therapies.

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<p>Graphic about the different responses of mitochondrial gens of young obese subjects with or without diabetes during physical exercise</p>
10 Mar 2010

A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.

Institutional news
4 Mar 2010

The Chilean community at the institute organises two initiatives to raise funds for the Teletón Foundation of Chile.

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<p>Joan Massagué (c) IRB Barcelona</p>
26 Feb 2010

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.

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<p>A tube-cell image. In red, the tube. in blue, the cell nuclei. in green, cell shape.  (electron microscopy). © IRB Barcelona. J. Casanova</p>
8 Feb 2010

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.

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<p>Researchers discovered the role of DOR (red) when they found it co-localizing with LC3, the common autophagosome marker. In blue, cells nuclei. Image: 3D simulation. A. Zorzano Lab © IRB Barcelona.</p>
18 Jan 2010

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.

Institutional news
13 Jan 2010

The consortium involves the research group headed by María J. Macías, specialist in the determination of biomolecular structures.