Barcelona backs regenerative medicine

<p>(Image: Free Illustration. Stem cell sphere)</p>
(Image: Free Illustration. Stem cell sphere)

Today in the La Vanguardia newspaper, Josep Corbella devotes an article to Barcelona's support of research with applications in regenerative medicine. Among the labs mentioned, the article makes reference to the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Laboratory of Manuel Serrano, which will study the repair mechanisms of damaged tissue for biomedical applications in several diseases, with a particular emphasis on diabetes, lung fibrosis and cardiac fibrosis. The new lab at  IRB Barcelona, which was inaugurated this month, is funded by the Obra Social "la Caixa"  and the ICREA Programme of the Government of Catalonia.