Diario de Sevilla, Granada Hoy, La Sexta, Phys, US Weekly, among other national and international media, have published articles about a study by researchers led by Fran Supek, head of the Genome Data Science laboratory at IRB Barcelona, in which they developed a machine learning method to predict unknown gene functions of microbes.
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The newspaper Ara has devoted an article to the programmes run by institutions that seek to merge art with science to help the creative process of both artists and scientists. In this regard, the journalist interviewed Ayse Gül Süter, the guest artist in the second year of the "Artist in Residence" Programme at IRB Barcelona, who joined the centre in June.
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La Razón, Al Día, Cope, Medical News Today, Medical Xpress, among other national and international media, have published articles about the research led by Angel R. Nebreda, head of the Cell Signalling and Cell Cycle Lab at IRB Barcelona. This study identifies a new mechanism that contributes to the development of inflammation-associated colon cancer and proposes new therapeutic approaches.
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The weekly magazine El 3 de vuit interviews Joan Massagué, chair of the External Advisory Board at IRB Barcelona and cancer researcher on the occasion of the cancer conference "La Bisbal Barcelona New York" (with no commas, he stresses) at the Centre Municipal de Cultura (CMC) in La Bisbal del Penedès, which had a full audience. "I am pleased to see basic research bringing about solutions and treatments that benefit patients," says the cancer and metastasis expert during the interview.
El Correo Gallego, La Sexta, ABC and Diari de Girona, among other media, published an article about IRB Barcelona’s research, led by Jens Lüders’ Lab, which identifies NEK7 as a relevant protein for the correct formation of neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory.
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TV3’s "30 Minuts" has devoted a programme to whether it will be possible to extend life beyond the current limits, by slowing down or stopping aging as if it were a disease. For this documentary, they interviewed Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, who comments on the process of senescence and zombie cells: "For example, if you smoke, the aging process accelerates and these zombie cells accumulate".
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"Longitud de Onda", a programme on Radio Clásica, has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, and Xavier Trepat from IBEC, about similarities between the composition of music and science.
El Punt Avui, Ara and El Mundo, among other media, have published an article about the closing ceremony of the Escuelas Tàndem (Tandem Schools) project. This initiative, run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities in the Montserrat School in Cornellà with the collaboration of IRB Barcelona.
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The newspaper El País has published an article about the implications of applying the CRISPR-Cas9 technique in human cells that could facilitate the appearance of tumours, according to two articles published in the journal Nature Medicine. The journalist interviewed Manuel Serrano, head of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona, who does not consider that these results are completely pessimistic because "Once a genetic defect has been corrected, it can be verified if these cells maintain p53, so we will have to add another quality test to use the cells that maintain it and not the others ".
The newspaper La Vanguardia has devoted an article to the two Spanish researchers who have become members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) this year, namely the biologist Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and the physicist Xavier Trepat, at IBEC. This distinction is held by the best scientists in the continent and on the field of life sciences.
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