Media mentions

10 Sep 2017 - Heraldo de Soria

The newspaper Heraldo de Soria.Extensa interviews Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and winner of the Premio Nacional de la Fundación Científica Caja Rural de Soria.

The interview focuses on the study published in Nature in December 2016, in which the IRB Barcelona researchers discovered that the protein CD36 enhances cancer metastasis. This protein makes the tumour cell take up fatty acids. The scientists demonstrated that the inhibition of this protein causes a dramatic decrease in the metastatic capacity of certain kinds of tumour....

10 Sep 2017 - Ara Emprenem

Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and founder of Inbiomotion, is one of the five entrepreneurs interviewed in a report published in Ara Emprenem, the supplement of the newspaper ARA. Five companies explain how they have turned their fight against cancer into a business model. Inbiomotion is working on a biomarker to predict bone metastases.

Link to the feature article in ARAEmprenem

8 Sep 2017 - Fundación Madri+d

The science news portal Madri+d echoes on the release of the video “Meet Our Scientists” about the research into colon cancer conducted by Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona.

The Madri+d news bulletin reaches more than 60,000 subscribers.

Link to Madri+d

<p>The IRB Barcelona group leader will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours to detect cancer vulnerabilities</p>
8 Sep 2017 - JutarnjiLife

JutarnjiLife, among other media from Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina, has dedicated a space to Fran Supek, on the occasion of his receiving a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). 

With this award, the ERC allows high-level scientists such as Supek to work long-term, “leading to important discoveries”.  In this case, the research will focus on the genomes of hypermutated tumours.

Link to JutarnjiLife (Croatia)

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<p>In February 2018, Supek will start a five-year project called “HYPER-INSIGHT”, which has received 1.5 M€ of funding</p>
7 Sep 2017 - Diario Médico

Diario Médico has echoed that Fran Supek, head of the IRB Barcelona Genome Data Science group, has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This funding will be used to further his project. Supek aims to acquire greater knowledge of cancer biology in order to support the design of individualised therapies. To this end, he will analyse hypermutated tumours.

Link to Diario Médico

1 Sep 2017 - ECO Revista do Eje Atlántico

The printed edition of the Galician magazine ECO Revista do Eje Atlántico has interviewed the biologist Helena González-Burón, who obtained her doctorate in biomedicine from IRB Barcelona, where she was Public Engagement & Science Education officer from June 2014 to March 2016. She is currently a member of the Big Van scientific outreach group.

<p>Drosophila polytene chromosome. In yellow, the chromocenter region where heterochromatin is accumulated. Image: Jordi Bernués, IRB Barcelona.</p>
21 Aug 2017 - QUO

Several media, including Quo Magazine, have echoed the research headed by Ferran Azorín, CSIC research professor and group leader of the Chromatin Structure and Function laboratory at IRB Barcelona. The study reveals why histone 1 is a major protection factor against genomic instability and a vital protein for the organism.

Published in Nature Communications, this work explains for the first time that the suppression of histone 1 causes cell damage and genomic instability (DNA damage).

Link to Quo

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<p>DNA damage accumulation (in green) in old mice skin (Guiomar Solanas and Francisca Peixoto, IRB Barcelona)</p>
16 Aug 2017 - TV3 & OTHER MEDIA

Several media, including Catalonia's public television channel TV3, have echoed research on stem cell circadian rhythm headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona and done in collaboration with the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the University of California, Irvine (US).

Published in Cell, the two studies reject the scientific dogma associating ageing with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm and explain why a calorie restriction diet slows down ageing.

Link to TV3 (Interview with PhD student Francisca Oliveira Peixoto, co-first author of the studies together...

<p>Image representing the effects of the circadian clock in ageing (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
10 Aug 2017 - Medical News Today

The leading medical news portal Medical News Today gives voice to the study of the group headed by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah. The study in question refutes the commonly held belief that aging is associated with the loss of the circadian rhythm of stem cells by proving that the daily pattern of gene activity is not lost but rather reprogrammed with new functions. In this regard, these changes in functionality are observed to be delayed in mouse models on low-calorie diets.

Link to Medical News Today



2 Aug 2017 - Nació Digital

Marina Geli, ex-Minister of Health of the Government of Catalonia, has written an opinion article summarising the advantages of Barcelona for hosting the European Medicines Agency. Among these, special mention is given to a solid research system including various biomedical research centres, with Geli emphasizing IRB Barcelona.

Read article (in Catalan)