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Manuel Serrano, researcher at IRB Barcelona
Manuel Serrano, researcher at IRB Barcelona

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