El País newspaper has published an article about the communication campaign of "Legado Solidario", an initiative launched on the International Legacy Day that brings together 25 non-profit organisations, amongst them the IRB Barcelona, and that aims to inform and encourage citizens to make a donation in a will to a charitable cause.
Link to El País: Cómo donar parte de tu herencia a una ONG (in Spanish)
Link to the IRB Barceloan news: a la noticia del IRB Barcelona:...
The magazine Cambio 16 has wrote an article on the 20 projects that the "la Caixa" Foundation has awarded to promote excellence in the fight against diseases that have a big impact in the world. One of these projects is the "Metastasis Cell Fate Mapping" by Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, who will develop strategies to compensate for the effect of mutations that influence the progression of breast cancer in order to find new treatments.
El Mundo Innovadores has done a report on the project "Escoles Tàndem", an initiative of pedagogical innovation promoted by Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation and in which IRB Barcelona has participated. This project unites schools and institutes with specialized institutions for three years to renew educational strategies.
El Independiente, Catalunya Ràdio and La Vanguardia have interviewed Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, to learn more about the recently published study on autism. Méndez points out that despite the importance of the discovery, "we are 'far away' from achieving a cure or solution to the autism spectrum disorder, although it will allow us to focus future studies in this direction."
Link to El Independiente
RTVE, Ara, 20 Minutos, Daily Mail, Jornal Médico, Sic Noticias, among other national and international media, have published articles about a recent study on autism. Researchers co-led by Raúl Méndez, head of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab at IRB Barcelona, have discovered that the protein CPEB4, a molecule that regulates protein synthesis, is impaired in most cases of autism.
Link to RTVE
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.
Link to Catalunya Press
Link to Revista Genética
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.
Link to Infosalus
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).
Link to Premsa del Baix
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.
Link to TV3
Link to TV3 (vídeo)