The newspaper El Periódico has published an interview with Dani Infante, a physicist and cancer patient who organised the event "Al càncer, Donem-li recerca!" on the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day. IRB Barcelona participated in this initiative through the workshop "Drosophila Melanogaster, a small superhero in the fight against cancer", aimed at students aged between 14-16.
Link to El Periódico (català)
TV3, RTVE, Rac1, La Vanguardia, and Ara, among other important media, have published articles about research led by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.
Link to ABC
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Betevé Notícies interviewed Núria López-Bigas, group leader of the Biomedical Genomics Lab, about the role of women in science. The interview was part of a report for the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”.
Link to Betevé Notícies
Diari de Terrassa has published an interview with two participants of the "Bojos per la Ciència" Programme of Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera. One of the students is Ricard Baca Badia, who is on the "Crazy About Biomedicine" programme at IRB Barcelona and plans to study medicine.
The newspaper ABC has published an article about the group of scientists and medicsl doctors that is facing cancer. In the article, they mention Manuel Serrano, group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease laboratory at IRB Barcelona, who affirms that the great challenge of regenerative medicine is to know how tissues react to damage and how they self-repair.
Link to: ABC.es
Antonio Zorzano from IRB Barcelona and Marc Claret from IDIBAPS have been nominated for the “Vanguardia de la Ciencia” award. Their research reveals the connection between the hypothalamus and pancreas.
Link to La Vanguardia
Maria Macias’s article "Structural basis for genome wide recognition of 5-bp GC motifs by SMAD transcription factors" was selected as scientific article of the month in December by the Spanish Biophysical Society.
Link to Spanish Biophysical Society
Radio Kanal Barcelona interviewed a tutor and a former participant of the "Crazy About Biomedicine" Programme, which is aimed at Baccalaureate students. They talked about their experience and how this programme works now that it is in its sixth year.
Link to Radio Kanal Barcelona
TV3, La Vanguardia, ABC, El Punt Avui, ARA, Diario Médico, Breast Cancer News, El Mundo, among other national and international media, have published an article about the latest work IRB Barcelona researcher Roger Gomis. In this study the researcher have identified genes involved in the latent asymptomatic stage of breast cancer metastases. This work sheds light on the molecular basis underlying how the expression of certain genes facilitates the spread of metastatic lesions.
Link to TV3