Great Contributions of Spanish Science in 2016

<p>Group leader Salvador Aznar Benitah and first author Gloria Pascual in the Stem Cells and Cancer lab at the IRB Barcelona (M. Minocri, IRB Barcelona)</p> has named the study on cells with the capacity to develop metastases and also on fats done by the group headed by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah as one of the scientific milestones of 2016. Published on December 7 in the journal Nature, the  study showed that these cells differ from others because they depend on fats. In addition, the scientists discovered a marker that, when disabled, prevents the formation of metastases in mice and reduces existing ones.

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