El Correo Gallego, La Sexta, ABC and Diari de Girona, among other media, published an article about IRB Barcelona’s research, led by Jens Lüders’ Lab, which identifies NEK7 as a relevant protein for the correct formation of neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory.
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TV3’s "30 Minuts" has devoted a programme to whether it will be possible to extend life beyond the current limits, by slowing down or stopping aging as if it were a disease. For this documentary, they interviewed Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, who comments on the process of senescence and zombie cells: "For example, if you smoke, the aging process accelerates and these zombie cells accumulate".
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"Longitud de Onda", a programme on Radio Clásica, has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, and Xavier Trepat from IBEC, about similarities between the composition of music and science.
El Punt Avui, Ara and El Mundo, among other media, have published an article about the closing ceremony of the Escuelas Tàndem (Tandem Schools) project. This initiative, run by the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation, has applied science as a core theme to enhance the innovative activities in the Montserrat School in Cornellà with the collaboration of IRB Barcelona.
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The newspaper El País has published an article about the implications of applying the CRISPR-Cas9 technique in human cells that could facilitate the appearance of tumours, according to two articles published in the journal Nature Medicine. The journalist interviewed Manuel Serrano, head of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona, who does not consider that these results are completely pessimistic because "Once a genetic defect has been corrected, it can be verified if these cells maintain p53, so we will have to add another quality test to use the cells that maintain it and not the others ".
The newspaper La Vanguardia has devoted an article to the two Spanish researchers who have become members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) this year, namely the biologist Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and the physicist Xavier Trepat, at IBEC. This distinction is held by the best scientists in the continent and on the field of life sciences.
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La Premsa del Baix and the Town Council of Sant Esteve Sesrovires has published an article on the challenge that Carlos Romero has taken up, namely to participate in the seventh "Batalla de Rande". This involves swimming 27 km from the Cies Islands to the island of San Simón in Galicia. Romero has requested that people show their support by donating to research done at IRB Barcelona.
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TV3 has reported on the researchers who received the 12 million euros raised in TV3’s 2012 Marató. Among the projects is that of Salvador Aznar Benitah—head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona—which addresses metastasis and its relation to the consumption of dietary fat.
"La Ciutat", a radio programme of Onda Cero has interviewed Muriel Arimon, Public Engagement and Science Education Officer at IRB Barcelona, and representatives from Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera to talk about the Tàndem programme with the Montserrat School of Cornellà de Llobregat School.
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El Punt Avui, La Razón, El Periódico, El Economista, among other media, have published an article about the research that was financed with the 12 million euros collected in TV3’s 2012 Marató (telethon) dedicated to cancer. La Marató has highlighted, among others, two IRB Barcelona projects that were awarded funding. On the one hand, Núria López-Bigas developed the "Cancer Genome Interpreter", a platform that allows better selection of treatments for cancer and the prediction of patient response. And on the other, Salvador Aznar Benitah led a project addressing metastasis and its relation to the consumption of dietary fat.