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"Link between biological clock and ageing revealed"

16 Aug 17




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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 with Guiomar Solanas)

Selected media mentions

Link to Innovaspain

Link to SINC Agency

Link to ScienMag

Link to DailyMail


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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).