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Bee venom for the brain

6 Mar 15



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An article in “El Punt Avui” newspaper mentions the most recent advances made by the Peptides and Proteins Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, headed by Ernest Giralt, also full professor at the UB. This lab has identified several substances capable of transporting drugs across the barrier that protects the brain from infections. The article includes statements made by Giralt and explains the projects underway in his lab to find treatments for various neurological diseases and tumours.

Read the article in El Punt Avui (in Catalan)

About IRB Barcelona

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to offer pioneering solutions to unresolved medical needs in cancer and other diseases related to ageing. It establishes technology transfer agreements with the pharmaceutical industry and major hospitals to bring research results closer to society and organises a range of science outreach activities to engage the public in an open dialogue. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. Recognised as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence since 2011, IRB Barcelona is a CERCA centre and member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).