The scientific journal Nature Genetics has dedicated a "News and Views" article to the latest study by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, published in November. The article analyses the results according to which the mechanisms of DNA repair are more efficient in the region of the genes that contains the information necessary to produce proteins.
Link to Nature Genetics
The Community Research and Development Information Service of the European Union (CORDIS) has echoed the SimDNA project conducted by Modesto Orozco and funded through an ERC Advanced Grant. The project has developed multiscale DNA simulation technologies to understand in detail the mechanisms that control gene expression.
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The Biocat website has dedicated a report to three of the researchers most recently awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Grant. Among them is Fran Supek, leader of the Genome Data Science group at IRB Barcelona, who obtained an ERC Starting Grant to undertake a study on hypermutated tumours.
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Fifteen media outlets, including El Periódico de Catalunya, ABC and La Vanguardia, have published an article on the BioMed conference on morphogenetic engineering, which was held from November 27 to 29. The gathering brought together specialists from multiple fields related to development biology with the aim to advance understanding of the generation and repair of organs and tissues.
Link to El Periódico de Catalunya
The programme “24 Horas”, broadcasted by Radio Nacional de España, has interviewed IRB Barcelona researcher Modesto Orozco, co-organiser of the Barcelona Biomed Conference.
From November 13 to 15, this meeting gathered more than twenty experts in the field, with the aim to share advances made in 3D genomics.
Link to Radio Nacional de España (interview starts at 19:40)
The “Innovadores” supplement of El Mundo publishes a report on the "Valley of Death" in biolotechnology. This term refers to the phases that between a scientific discovery and it reaching the market.
The article includes comments by experts Delia Zabra, from the Innovation Department at IRB Barcelona, and ICREA researcher Roger Gomis, founder of the spin-off company Inbiomotion.
Various media, including El Progreso, the Diario de Pontevedra and Biotech Spain, have echoed the Barcelona Biomed Conference. From November 13 to 15, more than twenty experts shared the advances made in 3D genomics, a field that is expected/has the capacity to unravel the underlying causes of many diseases. Modesto Orozco, leader of the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics group at IRB Barcelona, was a co-organiser of the event.
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La Vanguardia, Europa Press and Biotech-Spain, as well as El Mundo's Innovadores supplement, have dedicated some lines to the ENABLE symposium. In addition, The International Union of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (IUBMB) has highlighted this event on the cover of its November newsletter. The symposium, which was held from November 15 to 17, was complemented by various activities aimed at the general public. The ENABLE symposia series aims to train the next generation of leaders in biomedicine, establish a sustainable network of young researchers and achieve dialogue on science with society.
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IRB Barcelona researcher Meritxell Teixidó has participated in the report "Menudes Teràpies" on the programme Quèquicom, broadcasted by Canal 33, There she talked about the advances made by the Design, Synthesis and Structure of Peptides and Proteins Lab, led by Ernest Giralt, regarding drugs with the capacity to overcome the blood-brain barrier and reach the brain.
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Virgil Simons from Radio Kanal Barcelona has interviewed ICREA researcher Roger Gomis about breast cancer. Gomis is one of the co-authors of an article recently published in Lancet Oncology in which they identified a group of patients with early breast cancer who could benefit from a preventive treatment of metastasis.
Link to Radio Kanal Barcelona