Noticias Científicas

21 Sep 2010

The prediction of the structure and function of biological macromolecules (i.e., the machinery of life) is of foremost importance in the field of structural biology.

<p>Although these two types of fibers are formed by the same protein, the ones above are toxic and the ones below are not.</p>
20 Sep 2010

A study performed by Xavier Salvatella’s lab indicates that the toxicity of amyloid aggregates depends on their structural properties.

<p>Photograph of embryonic Drosophila cells showing cell nuclei (in blue) and microtubules (in green). They are all organised from the apical zone of the cells, which delimit the microtubules. (©Jordi Casanova Lab)</p>
31 May 2010

A group of researchers discover a mechanism based on two proteins that regulate the microtubule network formation in embryonic cells.

Microtubules are like internal cellular transport networks and are fundamental for processes such as the secretion of substances, and cell movement and morphology.

<p>From left to right and up to down, DNA structure movements that permit to get an idea about the mechanism by which DNA starts to unfold. (© A. Pérez)</p>
20 May 2010

This is a key process to understand gene activity and DNA replication, and to design drugs to modulate them in the future.

17 May 2010

The international conference “Towards personalized cancer medicine”, the XI Symposium of the “Fundació La Marató de TV3”, and the first “Talència Divulga” Award are held coordinately in Barcelona this week.

<p>Diagram of  Myc regulation by miRNAs. (c) Lab M. Milán.</p>
20 Apr 2010

The group led by Marco Milán, researcher at IRB Barcelona, discovers that microRNAs control the levels of the oncoprotein Myc in Drosophila.

15 Apr 2010

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a mechanism responsible for the orientation of asymmetric division of neuroblasts.

<p>Laminin and Integrin localization in scarface mutant embryos.</p>
9 Apr 2010

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a new component required for the structural maintenance of the epithelium.

<p>In blue, prediction of the structure of denaturalized ubiquitin protein by previous computational models. In red, refined structures with the ERIDU model. These structures coincide with experimental data. © Salvatella lab. IRB Barcelona</p>
8 Apr 2010

Researchers at IRB Barcelona refine the process to obtain “photographs” of highly dynamic proteins, an important step in drug design.

<p>A graphic showing the opposite functions of Notch receptor.</p>
11 Mar 2010

The same molecule is also involved in cancer and studies of its activity may provide new clues for the design of effective therapies.