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.
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La Vanguardia has asked ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah, an expert on stem cells and circadian rhythm, for his opinion about two studies published by British universities that suggest that skin regeneration is higher during the day than during the night.
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Various media, including Diario Médico and Madri+d, have echoed the study led by the ICREA researcher Núria López-Bigas, which shows that the mechanism of DNA repair is more efficient in the regions of the genes that contain the information required to produce proteins.
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Various media, among them El Punt Avui, Ara and ABC, pick up on the award of the first “IRB Barcelona Futur” fellowship, which stands out for being funded through donations made to the centre.
Elena Meléndez, a 24-year-old student, is the first awardee.
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The research and science programme “Principio de Incertidumbre” broadcasted by Radio Canal Extremadura has interviewed the ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah about the circadian rhythm—the subject of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
In August, Aznar Benitah’s group published two studies in Cell that rejected the dogma that aging is associated with the loss of the circadian cycle of stem cells.
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Diario Médico explains, through IRB Barcelona researcher Cristina Pantoja, the research conducted in regenerative medicine in the Cellular Plasticity and Disease laboratory. The specialized newspaper goes on to describe how the incorporation of Manuel Serrano’s lab to IRB Barcelona in May was made possible thanks to the joint effort of ICREA of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Obra Social "la Caixa".
Scientific American responds to an article originally published in Nature on senescent cells (which have lost the ability to divide) and their impact on premature aging. The author cites ICREA researcher Manuel Serrano, at IRB Barcelona, who has studied the phenomenon of senescence for more than 25 years.
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In an extensive article, the channel of science and technology news Néxt/VózPopuli relates how tycoons in Silicon valley are attempting to buy eternal youth.
Manuel Serrano, researcher at IRB Barcelona, and other experts on ageing consulted, consider that there is an investment “bubble” in the anti-aging research field. “It’s great that wealthy people believe that ageing is a condition that can be treated,” he says. “We are starting to get spectacular results in mice and I think there is a sufficient scientific basis for optimism. If I were rich I would also be investing in this,” he concludes.
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Several media, including La Vanguardia, have devoted an article to the fifth edition of the Barcelona Conference on Epigenetics and Cancer (BCEC), which will take place at the CosmoCaixa in Barcelona on 25 and 26 October. Those responsible for B·Debate, an initiative of Biocat and the "la Caixa" Obra Social, have brought together researchers from all over the world for this event. IRB Barcelona is among the driving forces of the BCEC.
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