El Mundo, La Vanguardia, ABC, Expansión, El Punt Avui, Ara, among other media, have published an article about the launch of "Starlife", a new informatics infrastructure. This technology will allow the use of the most advanced computation techniques, such as those applied to detect new genes linked to cancer and rare diseases, or to simulate the behaviour of molecules and thus speed up the drug discovery process.
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Ok diario and Noticiero Universal have published an article about the research led by IRB Barcelona and CNAG-CRG that confirms that the loss of cellular identity is one of the causes of aging. The paper reports that that, during aging, fibroblasts acquire many characteristics of adipocytes.
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The newspapers Ara and La Vanguardia have published an article on the exhibition "Art made of science. Microspheres" by Ayse Gül Süter, Artist in Residence from IRB Barcelona, which is being shown in the old operating theatre of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Gül Süter’s work is a particular choreography of diseased and healthy cells that has been inspired from the observation of tissues of the liver, eyes, skin and lungs.
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La Vanguardia newspaper has interviewed Raúl Méndez, a researcher at IRB Barcelona, and José J. Lucas, from the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center of the CSIC, about the study related to autism and that iscompeting for the Vanguardia de la Ciencia prize: "The fact that there are environmental factors involved in autism does not mean that vaccines are one of these environmental factors. The alleged relation between childhood vaccination and autism has no basis. CPEB4 influences the development of the nervous system especially during the prenatal stage, and children do not receive vaccines before they are born, "said Raúl Méndez.
The Uruguayan newpaper La Diaria has published an article about recent research done by the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab at IRB Barcelona. This team has achieved the first stable simulations of DNA crystals, thus allowing the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of said crystals. The article includes quotes by Pablo Dans, a postdoctoral researcher at the centre, about the study: "What we want is to see how 3D DNA folding occurs and understand how it correlates with the activity of a specific gene. This kind of work has a great plus in that you can see the DNA structure inside the nucleus, and you can manipulate it in three...
La Vanguardia has published an article about the exhibition "Art Made of Science-Microspheres" by Ayse Gül Süter, Artist in Residence at IRB Barcelona, which explores the visual differences between healthy and diseased tissues. The exhibition opened on February 12 at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site and can be visited until March 12.
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Nació Digital, the Vinos y Restaurantes magazine and Vinetur, have published an article about the collaboration of AT Roca, a winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, through the fundraising wine "Cop de Cor", which the foundation has been producing since 2015. This project aims to support research into cancer and metastasis conducted at IRB Barcelona and increase public awareness of the value of cancer research.
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On the occasion of the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science", the web portal Núvol has published an article highlighting 25 women researchers who are developing leading projects in science and technology in Spain. One of them is Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, who studies cancer from a genomic perspective and develops computational methods to identify the genetic mutations responsible for the development of tumours.
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The Eldiario.es portal has published an article on the "100tífiques" initiative, led by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona Education Consortium, and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), of which IRB Barcelona forms part. In the article, they quoted Muriel Arimon, Public Engagement and Science Education Officer of the centre, who upholds that "we can all do science".
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La Vanguardia has published an opinion article by Roger Gomis, head of the Control of Growth and Cancer Metastasis lab at IRB Barcelona, in the framework of the World Cancer Day. In the article, the researcher gives information about the latest report from the AECC, ASEICA and the la Caixa Foundation. "In recent decades, joint action in prevention, diagnosis, surgery and new therapies has had a notable impact on patient survival, increasing from 20% to 55% today. This effect is always attributable to innovation and research seeking to transform and adapt treatments to the needs of each patient," says Gomis.