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<p>Source: La Diaria</p>
14 Feb 2019 - La Diaria

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...

<p>Ayse Güll Süter, Artist in Residence</p>
13 Feb 2019 - La Vanguardia

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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<p>Source: Vi per Vida</p>
12 Feb 2019 - Nació Digital

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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<p>Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
11 Feb 2019 - Núvol

On the occasion of the "International Day of Women and Girls in Science", the web portal Núvol has published an article highlighting 25 women researchers who are developing leading projects in science and technology in Spain. One of them is Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, who studies cancer from a genomic perspective and develops computational methods to identify the genetic mutations responsible for the development of tumours.

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<p>Source: El Diario</p>
8 Feb 2019 - El Diario

The portal has published an article on the "100tífiques" initiative, led by the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Barcelona Education Consortium, and the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), of which IRB Barcelona forms part. In the article, they quoted Muriel Arimon, Public Engagement and Science Education Officer of the centre, who upholds that "we can all do science".

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<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab</p>
4 Feb 2019 - La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia has published an opinion article by Roger Gomis, head of the Control of Growth and Cancer Metastasis lab at IRB Barcelona, in the framework of the World Cancer Day. In the article, the researcher gives information about the latest report from the AECC, ASEICA and the la Caixa Foundation. "In recent decades, joint action in prevention, diagnosis, surgery and new therapies has had a notable impact on patient survival, increasing from 20% to 55% today. This effect is always attributable to innovation and research seeking to transform and adapt treatments to the needs of each patient," says Gomis.

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<p>Raúl Méndez, IRB Barcelona & José J. Lucas, CSIC. Picture by Xavier Cervera, La Vanguardia.</p>
25 Jan 2019 - La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia has published an article about a research project led by IRB Barcelona and the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Centre that has been nominated for the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Award. Addressing the CPEB4 protein, the study reveals that it is a key factor in the origin of autism. The winning project will be chosen through a popular vote. The last day to vote is 28 February.

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<p>Lluís Ribas, group leader at IRB Barcelona</p>
18 Jan 2019 - La Sexta

La Sexta and Agencia Sinc, among other media, have published an article on the recent study by IRB Barcelona, led by ICREA researcher Lluís Ribas, who has discovered a mechanism that evolved in eukaryotic cells and that facilitates the synthesis of proteins, such as those present in the extracellular matrix. Of note, some of these proteins are highly relevant in biomedicine because of their link with diseases and greater knowledge of these molecules may bring about the development of strategies to inhibit their production, according to the authors.

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<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab</p>
16 Jan 2019 - El Mundo

El Mundo newspaper has published an article on a study by the University of Basel (Switzerland) that has found a way to separate the tumour cells that circulate in blood in groups and to prevent them from forming metastases. In this regard, they include the opinion of Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona: "(This study) allows us to understand how to handle the aggregated cells that initiate the tumour, but now we need more effective and clinically optimal compounds. It is another step in a very fertile field such as the cells in circulation, but we must be realistic in terms of expectations. There is a gulf between what we see in the laboratory and what can be done with...

<p>Begoña Cánovas, postdoctoral researcher at IRB Barcelona. Source: Alma, Obra Social ”la Caixa”</p>
15 Jan 2019 -

Tot Barcelona, e-notícies and El Plural have published an interview with Begoña Cánovas, a postdoctoral researcher at IRB Barcelona, who, thanks to a grant from "la Caixa", has been part of the team of researchers that detected the protein that fuels the survival of a type of breast cancer. "The day they gave me the first fellowship, I couldn’t believe it. I felt great and my parents jumped for joy when they found out. When you see all the applications, you feel like it's a lottery and you think you have no chance of winning, but it's worth trying, "said Cánovas.

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