In the media

<p>Meritxell Teixidó, researcher at Design, Synthesis and Peptide and Protein Structure Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
13 Feb 2020 -

The programme Eth Maitin d’Aran, broadcasted by Catalunya Ràdio, has interviewed Meritxell Teixidó, research associate with the Design, Synthesis and Peptide and Protein Structure Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Teixidó participated in this programme before giving a talk to students at the Instituto Pont de Suert. “Girls may know of a famous female scientist but don´t perceive a scientific career as something within their possibilities.  The opportunity to meet someone who comes to your school and explains it directly to them makes this career path an option for them,” says...

<p>Researchers of the Biomedical Genomics Laboratory</p>
6 Feb 2020 -

Various media channels have reported on the Pan-Cancer Project, which has involved the Biomedical Genomics Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). 

The journal Nature has published a set of 23 articles that describe the most comprehensive genomic map of 38 types of cancer to date.  “It’s the first time that the complete genomes of tumours has been sequenced,” says Abel González, researcher in IRB Barcelona’s Biomedical Genomics Lab.

SER radio station has also interviewed Núria López-Bigas, head of the aforementioned lab. The researcher explains that one of the conclusions of the study is that “cancer is a genetic disease—a disease caused by gene...

<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Metastasis Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
4 Feb 2020 -

To mark World Cancer Day, the programme El Matí de Barcelona Betevé broadcasted by Radio Barcelona has interviewed Roger Gomis, ICREA Researcher and head of the Growth Control and Metastasis Lab at IRB Barcelona. During the interview, he talked about metastasis, the process by which a tumour spreads to the rest of the body, allowing cancer cells to adapt to new environments “What we are focusing on in our lab is precisely how this cell adaptation and plasticity comes about,” says Gomis.  

In addition, the Agencia SINC and newspaper eldiario.es have published an interview with Eduard Batlle, ICREA Researcher and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona...

<p>Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, at the presentation ceremony of the ‘Doctores Diz Pintado’ National Cancer Prize</p>
29 Jan 2020 -

Several media have reported on the presentation ceremony of the ‘Doctores Diz Pintado’ National Cancer Prize, in which Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona, received her award. During the event, López-Bigas called for all political parties to sign "a national pact for science involving long-term decisions". 

According to the scientist, "Governments are in power for short period of time, 4 years at the most, but science is a long-term national and social investment and it must not be conditioned by which party is governing or if we have new elections”.

 

 

 

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<p>Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
27 Jan 2020 -

The newspapers La Gaceta de Salamanca and Tribuna Universitaria have interviewed Núria López-Bigas, ICREA researcher and head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), on the occasion of the award of the “Doctores Diz Pintado” Prize, which she will receive in person on 28 January.  López-Bigas is the first female scientist to be presented with this prize. Referring to this point, the researcher says, “It is an honour to receive the prize. Being the first woman to do so highlights just how much work has to be done to achieve equality with respect to appraisement and visibility”.

<p>Manuel Serrano, head of the Cell Plasticity and Disease Laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
27 Jan 2020 -

The newspapers El Punt AVUI and Diari de Girona have interviewed Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher and head of the Cell Plasticity and Disease Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, about the current projects underway in his group. In Serrano’s words, this laboratory “is working on finding new compounds—experimental drugs—that kill these cells (senescent cells)". The objective of this research is to understand why aging happens.

 

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<p>ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, , Salvador Aznar</p>
24 Jan 2020 -

The newspaper La Vanguardia has published an article on accelerated and premature greying of hair. In a study performed with mice, scientists have observed that stress overactivates certain nerves of the autonomic nervous system, which in turn cause permanent damage to the stem cells responsible for regenerating hair pigment.

Referring to grey hair, Salvador Aznar, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), says, “It is a clear message that you are sending to those around you, so it probably confers an evolutionary advantage”,

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<p>ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, Ángel Nebreda</p>
24 Jan 2020 -

Several media outlets have reported on a study led Angel Nebreda, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona). In this work, his team has observed that p38 inhibition causes a dramatic reduction in the growth and aggressiveness of lung tumours.

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<p>Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Jan 2020 -

The radio programme La Tarde broadcasted by COPE has interviewed Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), about human aging.  Serrano emphasizes that one of the basic aspects of aging is childhood health. “Development is affected in a child that has had many diseases or infections.  It is believed that periods of ill health have future consequences”, said the researcher. 

15 Jan 2020 -

The newspaper La Vanguardia has published two articles about the most recent work done by Joan Massagué, Director of the Sloan Kettering Institute, co-founder of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and current chair of its External Advisory Board. In a study published in the journal Nature Cancer, Massagué reveals the mechanism that gives rise to metastasis. This discovery marks the culmination of a line of research that was started about 20 years ago. The study describes in detail how cancer cells stealthily use a mechanism that repairs and has beneficial effects in healthy tissues.

The article in La Vanguardia includes the expert opinions of Roger Gomis and...