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6 Mar 20




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The programme “El Balcó” broadcasted by the radio channel Cadena Ser has interviewed Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher and head of the Cell Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona. The interview was about regenerative medicine, a kind of medicine that attempts to understand tissue regeneration mechanisms.  “The regenerative process is well described and it is known what happens. But there is little information about the mechanisms, genes and proteins involved,” says Serrano The researcher insists that “it is necessary to understand the process at the molecular level and to be able to manipulate it via pharmacological means. In processes involving defective repair, this approach would allow us to activate the mechanism that allows tissue regeneration”.

Link to: El Balcó


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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).