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Research done at IRB Barcelona and IDIBAPS got the third place in "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Award

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6 Mar 18




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La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article congratulating the winners of the "Vanguardia de la Ciencia" Award. The third place went to the research done by Marc Claret, at IDIBAPS, and Antonio Zorzano, head of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. This study, discovered that a small group of neurons communicates with the pancreas to regulate the release of insulin. This finding thus, represents an advance in the understanding of type 2 diabetes.

Link to La Vanguardia

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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 28 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).