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<p>Macrophages digesting cellular remains © A Celada's group. IRB Barcelona</p>
22 Oct 2010

15% of the deaths from cancer are associated with chronic infections accompanied by inflammation.

IRB Barcelona sets up a system in mice to study the behaviour of key cells in the inflammatory process, namely macrophages, in cancer models.

The next Barcelona BioMed Conference brings together leading international experts in inflammation and disease.

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<p>Picture of the awarded researchers with the authorities during the event.</p>
21 Oct 2010

Xavier Salvatella has been awarded a project by the Fundació La Marató de TV3 funded with 397,000 € to study Kennedy’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition.

The project is coordinated with the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (IBUB) and the University of Cambridge.

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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.

Scientific news
<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.

Scientific news
<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.