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Rejuvenate and program cells to cure cancer and diabetes

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19 Nov 18




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La Razón and Info Diabético have each published an article about the work done by Manuel Serrano at IRB Barcelona: "If we eliminate damaged cells, the function of aged tissues is greatly improved, that is, they are rejuvenated," says Serrano, who goes on to point out that "it has been possible to delay and reverse the aging of small mammals, such as mice, with the use of experimental drugs that eliminate damaged cells."

Link to La Razón

Link to Info Diabético


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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).