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Each organ can tell what time it is independently of the brain




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The newspapers La Vanguardia, Ara, and ABC, among other media, have echoed news of the publication of two studies in Cell by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, done in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (USA). The research concludes that in mice with an impaired central clock, which is located in the brain, each tissue knows the time and is able to respond to changes in light that occur between the day and night.

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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) pursues a society free of disease. To this end, it conducts multidisciplinary research of excellence to cure cancer and other diseases linked 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 researchers 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).