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<p>In the picture, Núria López-Bigas and the team that published the study in Nature Genetics</p>
7 Nov 2017

A study published by IRB Barcelona in Nature Genetics demonstrates that the error (mutation) surveillance and repair system shows greater efficiency in the protein-coding regions of genes.

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<p>Attendants to the 100xciencia2 meeting on tech transfer and innovation (Photo: INA-CSIC-UMH)</p>
3 Nov 2017

This morning Alicante has started the 100xCiencia.2 meeting, which today and tomorrow brings together the vanguard of Spanish research: the Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu centers of excellence.

The meeting was opened by Carmen Vela, Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, and she highlighted the importance of approaching science and business.

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<p>Elena Meléndez is the first student to be awarded the "IRB Barcelona Futur" fellowship, which has come about through social altruism (Photo: IRB Barcelona)</p>
26 Oct 2017

The “IRB Barcelona Futur” fellowship is funded by donations given to the permanent fundraising campaign “Futur”, which supports the training of young scientists.

The first awardee is a 24-year-old student who graduated in Biomedicine and holds a Master’s from the University of Utrecht and the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge Cambridge.

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<p>Picture showing the metastasis of a primary breast tumour to bone (Author: Formas Naturales by Inbiomotion, IRB Barcelona)</p>
19 Oct 2017

A study published in the Lancet Oncology by an international team led by Prof Rob E. Coleman (University of Sheffield) and Prof Roger R. Gomis (IRB Barcelona) identifies the effect of MAF amplification on the outcome of treatment with adjuvant zoledronic acid in early breast cancer.

This new knowledge may be key to the early detection of patients who would benefit from zoledronic acid and those who should be spared, and both reduce disease recurrence and deaths from breast cancer.

Inbiomotion, an IRB Barcelona spin off company and financed by venture investors Ysios Capital and Caixa Capital Risc, will soon start a confirmatory trial.

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<p>Carmen Vela with the directors and representatives of the "Severo Ochoa" Centers of Excellence and "María de Maeztu" Units of Excellence.</p>
18 Oct 2017

The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence.

The alliance’s target is to internationally promote and strengthen the centres and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.

Institutional news
17 Oct 2017

Professor Antonio Zorzano is the president of the FEBS3+ Congress as well as programme head at IRB Barcelona and the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Centre (CIBERDEM).

Institutional news
29 Sep 2017

The labs headed by Angel R. Nebreda, Ernest Giralt and Roger Gomis secure funding for further development of three medical applications.

The three projects will receive 220,000 euros from the "Knowledge Industry" programme, which is run by the Catalan Government and cofunded by ERDFs.

Institutional news
21 Sep 2017

Today, the highest representatives of the universities and research centres of Catalonia (60 institutions, representing around 90% of the university and research community) have met to assess the current situation in Catalonia resulting from the actions of the Spanish Government over the last few days. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the trade unions and students' associations.

It has been concluded that the good repute of the academic and research institutions of Catalonia has been undermined by their inclusion by the Ministry of Finance and Civil Service in a list of institutions whose budgetary powers have been rescinded and which are, therefore, in the eyes...

Institutional news
12 Sep 2017

The only one of its kind in Spain, the Master offers practical training in experimental research in various disciplines at centers of excellence including IRB Barcelona.

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<p>Tumour (red) covered by collagen (green), which is being deposited by cells of the immune system (cyan). (Image: Mariana Muzzopappa, IRB Barcelona)</p>
7 Sep 2017

Researchers at IRB Barcelona reveal the capacity of epithelial-derived tumours to grow in the absence of a microenvironment.

Featured on the cover of the journal Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences (PNAS), the study identifies the cell types and molecular mechanism involved in tumour initiation and growth.

The results of this study contribute to our understanding of the internal mechanisms of the tumour, which may provide a therapeutic target.