In an interview on the programme “No ho sé”, presented by Joan Maria Pou on RAC1, Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, has talked about regenerative medicine and the challenges that it faces before it can become a reality. Professor Serrano has recently joined IRB Barcelona thanks to the ICREA programme and the Obra Social "la Caixa".
The newspaper “El País” devotes a feature to a recent study on metastatic breast cancer headed by Toni Celià-Terrassa, associate researcher at Princeton University, and includes the opinion of Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher and group leader of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab at IRB Barcelona.
Published in Nature Cell Biology, the study identifies the RNA molecule that shields breast cancer stem cells from the immune system.
Roger Gomis stresses that the work contributes "fundamental knowledge", but adds that translating it into possible short-term treatments will be challenging.
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The radio programme "Pa ciència, la nostra", presented by Daniel Arbós i Màrius Belles, has talked about the Open Day at IRB Barcelona, which was held on Saturday 13 May. Muriel Arimon, Public Engagement and Science Education Officer, explained that this event is the showcase of the Outreach Programme of the institute, which seeks to bring science closer to a wide range of public. "We organise activities for different audiences, including students, teachers and schools. And Open Day is an opportunity to get closer to all those interested in science. It is a day that everyone can discover something interesting and...
Today in the La Vanguardia newspaper, Josep Corbella devotes an article to Barcelona's support of research with applications in regenerative medicine. Among the labs mentioned, the article makes reference to the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Laboratory of Manuel Serrano, which will study the repair mechanisms of damaged tissue for biomedical applications in several diseases, with a particular emphasis on diabetes, lung fibrosis and cardiac fibrosis. The new lab at IRB Barcelona,...
Catalonia's public television channel, TV3, has broadcasted various video abstracts that give scientists the opportunity to explain their research funded by the telethon (La Marató) run by the Catalan TV channel in 2015.
Two IRB Barcelona projects devoted to furthering knowledge of the causes, treatments, prevention and cure of diabetes and obesity are among the 34 awarded by this campaign in 2015.
Antonio Zorzano, coordinator of the Molecular Medicine Programme and leader of the Complex Mtabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Lab, explains his study entitled "Mechanisms responsible for the deficient differentiation capacity of adipose tissue-derived stem cells in obesity"....
The American producer of health content HealthDay reports on the research on risk of obesity led by Ujue Fresan, a PhD student in the Chromatin Structure and Function Lab at IRB Barcelona.
Published in the journal Nutrients, the study found that "drinking a glass of water instead of a beer every day reduced the risk of obesity by 20 percent” and that “Switching one sugar-sweetened soft drink for water every day was associated with a 15 percent lower risk of developing obesity".
The study was presented at the European Congress on Obesity, held on May in Porto, Portugal.
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The specialist publication The Pharmaceutical Journal devotes a feature article to the efforts being made by researchers worldwide to get drugs across the blood-brain barrier in order to treat central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and epilepsy. Among the scientists mentioned is Ernest Giralt and the work performed by his lab in search for peptides to be used as Trojan horses to smuggle drugs across the barrier.
The Pharmaceutical Journal, Vol 298, No 7901, online | DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2017.20202723
Several media, including BTV television and RTVE, have covered news of the IRB Barcelona Open Day, attended by nearly 400 people.
During the day, audiences of all ages visited the laboratories, participated in workshops, attended informative talks at the Institute, and enjoyed the activities for the most curious at the science fair.
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Newspapers "El Periódico", "ABC" and many other media (up to 40) have reported on the presentation of the challenges in regenerative medicine that Manuel Serrano will tackle from his new Cellular Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona.
Manuel Serrano will study how damaged tissue is repaired and search for therapies based on regenerative medicine for the treatment of diabetes and other diseases.
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Sarah Sherwood, head of Communications and External Relations at IRB Barcelona, and Luca Tancredi Barone, Communications Content Manager, were invited by English Radio host Virgil Simons on RKB to talk about the IRB Barcelona Open Day, to be held on Saturday 13 May, from 10:00 to 15:00. With the aim to satisfy scientific curiosity and bring the work of scientists closer to the general public, the Institute will be hosting around 400 visitors of all ages in its forthcoming Open Day.
During the interview they also talk about the Institute’s public engagement activities aimed to inform the society about its work and to encourage scientific talent among young students.