Gloria Pascual, Research Associate in the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, has been invited to participate in an open debate on cancer research, organised by the TV programme 'La Sexta Noche'.
During her participation, Gloria Pascual talked about her research on cancer and metastasis and the results of her study, which was headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and recently published in Nature. The study has identified the cells responsible for initiating and promoting metastasis in several types of human tumour.
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Joan J. Guinovart, director of IRB Barcelona and group leader of the Metabolic Engineering and Diabetes Therapy Lab, has been on the TV programme “Els Matins de TV3”, participating in an open debate on Science vs. Humanities. Guinovart highlighted the need for a balance between these disciplines to be fully informed.
He also stressed the fundamental role of teachers in getting students interested in the fields of both Science and Humanities.
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Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, has been awarded the 2016 "Premi Ciutat de Barcelona" in its Life Sciences category. The Barcelona City Council acknowledges Salvador Aznar Benitah’s research published in Nature.
The award ceremony, presided over by the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, and the Deputy Mayor for Enterprise, Culture and Innovation, Jaume Collboni, took place on 16 February in the “Saló de Cent” of the Barcelona City Hall.
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The Science Blog “Eduscopi” publishes an interview with ICREA researcher Roger Gomis, leader of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab at IRB Barcelona and founder of Inbiomotion, a spin-off of IRB Barcelona and ICREA, launched in 2011.
Roger Gomis set up Inbiomotion with the aim to develop biomarkers to predict bone metastases from biopsies of primary tumors. During the interview, he explains what creating a spin-off is all about, laying special emphasis on social return on investment.
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In a short interview on RAC1 Radio, Lluís Ribas, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, talks about the disturbing fall in the number of antibiotics available to treat infections—which has come about from “a vicious cycle between big pharma and regulatory agencies”. This decrease takes on great relevance given the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics.
“Public-funded research can provide the solution, by allowing the constant discovery of new antibiotics to replace those to which bacteria have become resistant,” explains Lluís Ribas.
“La Vanguardia” newspaper publishes an interview with Salvador Aznar-Benitah and Gloria Pascual, from the Stem Cells and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, who have been nominated for the La Vanguardia Science Prize for advancing the knowledge of the mechanisms that cause metastasis.
Click on this link to vote for the best research performed in 2016, you have until midnight on 28 February.
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On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Catalonia's television channel “TV3” talks to Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini, Manager of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Unit at IRB Barcelona.
The fifth video in the series Meet Our Scientists, "Deciphering the bytes of life", presents the work performed by Camille Stephan-Otto Attolini. Watch the video (Subtitles available in Spanish, Catalan and English).
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Several specialized websites have echoed the review article on Mitochondrial Dynamics headed by researchers at IRB Barcelona and Biomedical Research Networking Center in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders (CIBERDEM).
Aging is associated with a decline in mitochondrial function and accumulation of abnormal mitochondria. In this work, published in Trends in Molecular Medicine (Cell Press), David Sebastián, Manuel Palacín and Antonio Zorzano, summarize information about mitochondrial dynamics...
The bimonthly magazine Clinical OMICs interviews Patrick Aloy, ICREA researcher and leader of the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology lab at IRB Barcelona, about his study published in the journal Cancer Research. Patrick Aloy talks about his work as a leader of team that uses bioinformatics approaches to uncover new drug combinations for the treatment of breast cancer.
To mark World Cancer Day, the newspaper "La Razón" publishes an article about new cancer drugs and treatments, including a reference to Eduard Batlle’s comments.
ICREA researcher and group leader of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, Eduard Batlle, explains the latest advances in genetics and nanomedicine.