Media mentions

<p>Staining of mouse liver sections showing steatosis of the liver (fatty liver), with accumulation of fat, lipid droplets (in red), within cells. Cell nuclei stain blue (C. Maíllo, IRB Barcelona).</p>
17 Jan 2017 - Medical News Today & OTHER MEDIA

Various media have echoed the new function of CPEB4 protein in the prevention of fatty liver disease discovered by IRB Barcelona researchers.

Carlos Maíllo, first author of the article and PhD student in Raúl Méndez lab, has described the molecular function of CPEB4. He reveals that this protein is essential to drive the liver stress response.

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17 Jan 2017 - Lab24 RTVE

The science programme Lab24, broadcasted by RTVE channel, devotes a space to IRB Barcelona’s fundraising campaign called "Futur" (#IRBfutur). 

The campaign aims to increase public awareness of biomedical research and to raise 25,000 euros to fund the first year of a PhD student at the centre.

Watch the programme online (min 29.35)

<p>Examples of computationally designed proteins made of curved beta-sheets and helices forming cavities with different sizes and shapes (E.Marcos, IRB Barcelona-UW)</p>
16 Jan 2017 - La Mañana Diari de Ponent & OTHER MEDIA

The local newspaper “La Mañana Diari de Ponent” has echoed a computational study of proteins performed by an international team led by the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. The first author of the study, Enrique Marcos, is currently working in IRB Barcelona's Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab.

Published in Science, the study has deciphered key rules that govern how proteins form pocket-like structures that are essential for many key protein functions.

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15 Jan 2017 - La Vanguardia

ICREA researcher and group leader of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, Eduard Batlle, talks about studies on genetics in this long article on "eight changes that will transform humans forever", published in the Magazine of La Vanguardia.

Link to Magazine

13 Jan 2017 - Gaceta Médica

"Gaceta Médica” devotes an article to the study headed by ICREA Professor Marco Milán. Published in Nature Communications, the study identifies a fundamental role of the JAK/STAT signalling pathway in the development and growth regulation of limbs in Drosophila.

Link to Gaceta Médica

13 Jan 2017 - Diari Ara

The local newspaper “Diari ARA” publishes a report about the official launch of this year’s “Crazy About Science” course, an initiative promoted by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera. During the ceremony, Júlia Portell, a student who participated in the first "Crazy about Biomedicine" course at IRB Barcelona in 2013, gave a speech explaining her experience and encouraging the new students.

Link to Diari ARA



Various media report on the study headed by ICREA Professor Marco Milán, leader of the Development and Growth Control Lab at IRB Barcelona. The study discloses a new signal that participates in the specification and growth of fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) wings.

Published in Nature Communications, this work paves the way to research into the function of this pathway in vertebrate development and its possible involvement in human congenital diseases.

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7 Jan 2017 - Diario de Sevilla

“Diario de Sevilla” has published an article on the current state of research in Spain. The article highlights that much of Spanish research contributions proceed from biomedical science.

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5 Jan 2017 - Gaceta Médica

“Gaceta Médica” has published an article on the study by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cells and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona.

Published in Nature, the study reveals that the protein CD36, which absorbs fat from the cell membrane, is an essential factor that determines whether tumour cells become metastatic.

Link to Gaceta Médica

4 Jan 2017 - Catalunya Ràdio

IRB Barcelona Group Leader and ICREA researcher, Salvador Aznar Benitah was on “Catalunya Ràdio” talking about his recent research on metastasis published in Nature.

Link to Catalunya Ràdio