The programme “Els Matins” on TV3 has interviewed Francesc Posas, director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), about the campaign #MetastasisChallenge. Launched yesterday, this fundraising initiative seeks to call society to action in the fight against metastasis. In the interview, Posas said, “investing in research, and finding therapies and treatments has an incredible impact, and this is what has been done and demonstrated until now. We have observed that metastasis is the main cause of death in individuals with cancer. Metastasis describes the process through which cells escape from the primary tumour. They spread and travel around our bodies and then invade...
Radio Nacional de España has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cells and Cancer lab at IRB Barcelona, about the campaign called #MetastasisChallenge. This initiative seeks to raise € 5 M over four years, funding expected to allow the centre to speed up cancer research by recruiting talent, purchasing new technology and equiping new laboratories, such as a metastasis research unit.
20 Minutos, La Rioja and Europa Press have published an article on the funding received by IRB Barcelona scientist Marta Kovatcheva for her studies on how to prevent lung cancer relapse after treatment. Thanks to the IV Women's Race organised by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in La Rioja, her research will receive 160,000 euros.
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El Mundo, La Vanguardia, ABC, Expansión, El Punt Avui, Ara, among other media, have published an article about the launch of "Starlife", a new informatics infrastructure. This technology will allow the use of the most advanced computation techniques, such as those applied to detect new genes linked to cancer and rare diseases, or to simulate the behaviour of molecules and thus speed up the drug discovery process.
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Ok diario and Noticiero Universal have published an article about the research led by IRB Barcelona and CNAG-CRG that confirms that the loss of cellular identity is one of the causes of aging. The paper reports that that, during aging, fibroblasts acquire many characteristics of adipocytes.
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The newspapers Ara and La Vanguardia have published an article on the exhibition "Art made of science. Microspheres" by Ayse Gül Süter, Artist in Residence from IRB Barcelona, which is being shown in the old operating theatre of the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. Gül Süter’s work is a particular choreography of diseased and healthy cells that has been inspired from the observation of tissues of the liver, eyes, skin and lungs.
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La Vanguardia newspaper has interviewed Raúl Méndez, a researcher at IRB Barcelona, and José J. Lucas, from the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center of the CSIC, about the study related to autism and that iscompeting for the Vanguardia de la Ciencia prize: "The fact that there are environmental factors involved in autism does not mean that vaccines are one of these environmental factors. The alleged relation between childhood vaccination and autism has no basis. CPEB4 influences the development of the nervous system especially during the prenatal stage, and children do not receive vaccines before they are born, "said Raúl Méndez.
The Uruguayan newpaper La Diaria has published an article about recent research done by the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab at IRB Barcelona. This team has achieved the first stable simulations of DNA crystals, thus allowing the study of the role of each molecular component in the stability and conformation of said crystals. The article includes quotes by Pablo Dans, a postdoctoral researcher at the centre, about the study: "What we want is to see how 3D DNA folding occurs and understand how it correlates with the activity of a specific gene. This kind of work has a great plus in that you can see the DNA structure inside the nucleus, and you can manipulate it in three...
La Vanguardia has published an article about the exhibition "Art Made of Science-Microspheres" by Ayse Gül Süter, Artist in Residence at IRB Barcelona, which explores the visual differences between healthy and diseased tissues. The exhibition opened on February 12 at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site and can be visited until March 12.
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Nació Digital, the Vinos y Restaurantes magazine and Vinetur, have published an article about the collaboration of AT Roca, a winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, through the fundraising wine "Cop de Cor", which the foundation has been producing since 2015. This project aims to support research into cancer and metastasis conducted at IRB Barcelona and increase public awareness of the value of cancer research.
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