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<p>Detail of a transcription factor bound to DNA.</p>
28 Jan 2008

The finding of researchers at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has been possible thanks to the calculation capacity of the MareNostrum supercomputer.

Institutional news
25 Jan 2008

The European Research Council has awarded Eduard Batlle a Starting Grant for outstanding young researchers

Institutional news
<p>Jose M. Valpuesta, Mariano Barbacid, Carlos Martínez, Bernat Soria, Isidre Fainé, Joan Guinovart, Miguel Beato and Josep Francesc de Conrado.</p>
9 Jan 2008

IRB Barcelona will allocate 4.9 million Euros to attract young talented scientists over four years

Scientific news
20 Nov 2007

Researchers at IRB Barcelona report the first data on the functions of a new gene that is altered in diabetes, published in PLoS One.

Institutional news
14 Nov 2007

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.

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<p>The molecular structure of the hemoglobin. (c) BSC-IRB Barcelona</p>
6 Nov 2007

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.

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<p>Image obtained by confocal microscopy. The accumulation of glycogen (yellow and red) in neurons caused their degradation and cell suicide ensues. (c)IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Oct 2007

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.

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<p>After entering the egg, the centrosome (red) associated with the paternal nucleus (upper blue circle) organizes a microtubule network (green) that facilitates its fusion with the maternal nucleus (lower blue circle). Asterless is one of the proteins requi</p>
17 Oct 2007

This finding shows that centrosomes, organelles inside the cell responsible for organizing the microtubule network, are required for the correct development of an organism.

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<p>Hans Clevers (left), Eduard Batlle and Joan Massagué (right).</p>
2 Oct 2007

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.

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<p>In vitro culture of colon cancer tumour cells. The tumour cells (in green) have deactivated the positional receptors and spread to invade the tissue occupied by the red cells.<br /></p>
1 Oct 2007

Tumour cell growth is limited to compartments by the action of two receptors that confine these spaces.