Noticias Científicas

14 Mar 2007

Researchers have transferred the patent to the biotech enterprise Genmedica Therapeutics.

<p>IRB Barcelona researcher Eli Castellanos explains techniques scientists use to study cancer in fruit flies. (Pepe Encinas, copyright Fundació Caixa Catalunya)<br /></p>
7 Mar 2007

What would motivate anyone to wake up early on a lazy springtime weekend morning, get dressed, and head to town? Research, of course! Fifty would-be scientists made their way to the Caixa Catalunya Cultural Centre in the "Pedrera" building in Barcelona on Saturday, March 3 for a day filled with science and fun. The occasion was Fes Recerca!, a series of hands-on science workshops aimed at the general public. The events, organized by the Parc Cientific de Barcelona over four weekends in February and March, provide an opportunity for amateur science buffs to experience what it is like to do research and learn about science...

<p>The progenitors of the ventricular zone of the cerebellum without Ptf1a produce granular cells. (c) IRB Barcelona.</p>
6 Mar 2007

Their work appears online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

<p>Visualization in vivo of centrosomes (red) in a Drosophila stem cell, from the beginning of the cell cycle to seconds before division occurs. The trajectory of the apical and basal centrosomes are shown in green and blue. the apical is in a fixed position</p>
5 Mar 2007

The study appears this week in the scientific journal Developmental Cell.

<p>Molecular dynamics is a biocomputational tool that allows the scientists to describe the movements of all the atoms of a protein over time</p>
9 Jan 2007

Biocomputation, with supercomputers as key tools, is allowing scientists to respond to many unanswered questions about these crucial agents for life.

<p>The movement of proteins is basic to understand its function</p>
9 Jan 2007

The study appears in this week’s online version of the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

<p>Graphic of the RNAi mechanism. IRB Barcelona</p>
28 Nov 2006

Just a few decades ago, ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules were considered simple intermediaries between DNA, the protagonist of genetics, and proteins, the products of genes. RNA is now proving to play an important role in gene transcription and regulation, processes which are key to understanding how an organism develops and functions.

The study of ribonucleic acid molecules has provided many surprises, the most revolutionary being the mechanism of gene silencing, or RNA interference (RNAi). This discovery has had far-reaching repercussions in laboratories across the world, not only because the novelty of the mechanism, but also because it has enormous potential for clinical...

<p>Stages of metastatic progression (zoom). (c) Joan Massagué - MSKCC, IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Nov 2006

Although the ways in which tumours spread and cause death remain an enigma, recent studies have provided significant data.

<p>Poster of the XI Science Week</p>
10 Nov 2006

IRB Barcelona scientists will take part in the open day activity and in a game-like format presentation of a doctoral research project.

<p><i>Drosophila melanogaster</i> is a tool with great potential for research into human diseases</p>
26 Sep 2006

World experts meet in Barcelona to present the latest findings in cancer, neurodegeneration and drug addiction using Drosophila.