Immunotherapy is gaining ground in the fight against cancer. The tumour has a strategy to evade detection by the immune system, thus allowing it to spread throughout the body. Science has discovered this therapy and is working on overcoming this evasion strategy. In this regard, La República has published an interview with Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona.
Catalunya Press, Revista Genética, among other national and international media, have published articles about a study co-led by Travis H. Stracker, head of the Genomic Instability and Cancer Lab, which has identified a key role for enzymes in DNA replication and sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs.
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Infosalus, Medicina TV, Bolsamania, Bioengineer and Medi Magazine, among other national and international media, have published an article about the recent study led by the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Lab. This research demonstrates that cancer cells proliferate less and in a less robust manner when their internal pH is lowered, that is to say it becomes more acidic.
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Premsa del Baix has published an article about the athletes of Sant Esteve de Sesrovires who have received awards at the "Sports Night". Carlos Romero, a long-distance swimmer, won the prize for best athlete in the men's category. Romero combines sports and fundraising to support the Institute for Biomedcine Research (IRB Barcelona).
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TV3's "Telenotícies" programme interviewed Miguel Rovira, a PhD student at IRB Barcelona and the first author of a recent study published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. In this study, the scientists designed a nano-carrier to release drugs into damaged cells.
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El Punt Avui, Al Día, Noticias de la Ciencia, Catalunya Press, among other media, have published an article about a study led by Manuel Serrano, leader of the Laboratory of Cellular Plasticity and Disease at IRB Barcelona, which establishes therapeutic opportunities to eliminate senescent cells in diseases such as cancer.
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The biotechnology portal Biotech Spain has published an article about the award of funding from “la Caixa” foundation to develop the project "Metastasis Cell Fate Mapping", headed by Roger Gomis, ICREA research at IRB Barcelona.
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The agency SINC has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, about his work at the centre, but mainly on the research he does on metastasis and its relationship with fatty acids: "In our research with stem cells, we found that some populations ate fat and had a huge apetite for palmitic acid (the main component of palm oil). When we prevented the cells from consuming fatty acids, we almost completely stopped the metastases, " said Aznar Benitah.
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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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