The newspapers Público and El Punt Avui,and the TV channel La Sexta, among other media, have reported on a recent study headed by Cayetano González, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona. Using the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, this study has identified possible regulators of the differences in tumours associated with the sex of an individual. Published in Science Advances, the study compares the brain tumours of male and female flies at the molecular level and identifies the protein responsible for the different degrees of aggressiveness.
The radio station COPE, the newspaper ABC, RTVE and the scientific news agency SINC, among other media, have echoed news about a study led by Xavier Salvatella, head of the Molecular Biophysics Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. This study indicates that chaperone protein Hps70 could be an attractive therapeutic target for the treatment of Kennedy’s disease, a rare neuromuscular disorder, as well as castration-resistant prostate cancer.