Media mentions

19 Sep 2017 - Biocat News

Biocat news channel interviews Oscar Flores, co-founder and CEO of Made of Genes. An IRB Barcelona alumnus, Oscar did his PhD in Biomedicine at IRB Barcelona and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

Made of Genes focuses on transactional genomics, helping individuals and companies obtain, store, move, manage and analyse genetic and biomedical data safely and in compliance with legal regulations. Their goal: “For everyone to have their gene sequence in their back pocket and be able to use it every time they go to the doctor,” sums up Oscar Flores.

In the interview, Oscar Flores ...

<p>An IRB Barcelona study inspires 9-year old kids to develop a project about eating habits</p>
17 Sep 2017 - Levante

A study done by IRB Barcelona inspires a school in Castellón to carry out a project on food that has been selected as a finalist in an international initiative called "I CAN School Challenge".  This news is reported by the newspaper Levante, El Mercantil Valenciano.

"We know what we eat ", a project done by third year primary school pupils at the state school Assumpció de la Vall d'Uixó in Castellón, has been chosen as a finalist from among the 121 participants  in the  competition "I CAN School Challenge". This competition forms part of the  "Design for Change España" movement, an international initiative that seeks to give kids aged from 8 to 15 the opportunity to change the...

<p>WIN.O non-alcoholic wine</p>
15 Sep 2017 - Farmanatur

Farmanatur has echoed that Sin Alcohol S.L. and the Spanish Association against Cancer (abbreviated to AECC in Spanish) have agreed to launch two exclusive dealcoholized wines. For each bottle of WIN.O White or Red sold, 0.60 € will be devoted to a study financed by the AECC. Dr. Jelena Urosevic, with IRB Barcelona's Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis group, will coordinate the project, which will address the role of phosphatases in colorectal cancer.

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<p>Tumour (red) covered by collagen (green), which is being deposited by cells of the immune system (cyan). (Image: Mariana Muzzopappa, IRB Barcelona)</p>
11 Sep 2017 - Periodistas en Español y otros medios

Several media, including Periodistas en Español, have highlighted the research performed by the group headed by ICREA Professor Marco Milan. The study reveals the ability of tumours of epithelial origin to grow in the absence of a tumour microenvironment. The researchers examined the growth of a tumour in the absence of adjacent cell populations like the immune system or mesenchymal cells.

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<p>Image representing the effects of the circadian clock in ageing (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
11 Sep 2017 - Diari de Girona

The Diari de Girona gives voice to the study of the group of the ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah on the rhythmic functions of stem cells. This study refutes the commonly held belief that aging is associated with the loss of the circadian rhythm of stem cells. In this regard, it reveals that these cells continue to work rhythmically during aging, although their functions are reprogrammed during this period.

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<p>3D structure of the protein relaxase bound to a DNA fragment. The histidine residue that performs the DNA nicking, is shown in blue (bottom right) (Radoslaw Pluta, IRB Barcelon</p>
11 Sep 2017 - RNE

The radio programme of RNE Laboratorio de Jal has referred to the study of Miquel Coll’s group on the resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics. This lethal bacterium has a mechanism by which antibiotic resistance genes are transferred.

Thanks to the resolution of a three-dimensional structure of the complex formed by relaxase with a fragment of the plasmid DNA, the researchers have identified an amino acid as a pivotal element of the transfer.

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10 Sep 2017 - Heraldo de Soria

The newspaper Heraldo de Soria.Extensa interviews Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and winner of the Premio Nacional de la Fundación Científica Caja Rural de Soria.

The interview focuses on the study published in Nature in December 2016, in which the IRB Barcelona researchers discovered that the protein CD36 enhances cancer metastasis. This protein makes the tumour cell take up fatty acids. The scientists demonstrated that the inhibition of this protein causes a dramatic decrease in the metastatic capacity of certain kinds of tumour....

10 Sep 2017 - Ara Emprenem

Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and founder of Inbiomotion, is one of the five entrepreneurs interviewed in a report published in Ara Emprenem, the supplement of the newspaper ARA. Five companies explain how they have turned their fight against cancer into a business model. Inbiomotion is working on a biomarker to predict bone metastases.

Link to the feature article in ARAEmprenem

8 Sep 2017 - Fundación Madri+d

The science news portal Madri+d echoes on the release of the video “Meet Our Scientists” about the research into colon cancer conducted by Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona.

The Madri+d news bulletin reaches more than 60,000 subscribers.

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<p>The IRB Barcelona group leader will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours to detect cancer vulnerabilities</p>
8 Sep 2017 - JutarnjiLife

JutarnjiLife, among other media from Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, has dedicated a space to Fran Supek, on the occasion of his receiving a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). 

With this award, the ERC allows high-level scientists such as Supek to work long-term, “leading to important discoveries”.  In this case, the research will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours.

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