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.
A study performed by Xavier Salvatella’s lab indicates that the toxicity of amyloid aggregates depends on their structural properties.
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.
This is a key process to understand gene activity and DNA replication, and to design drugs to modulate them in the future.
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.
The group led by Marco Milán, researcher at IRB Barcelona, discovers that microRNAs control the levels of the oncoprotein Myc in Drosophila.
Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a mechanism responsible for the orientation of asymmetric division of neuroblasts.
Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a new component required for the structural maintenance of the epithelium.
Researchers at IRB Barcelona refine the process to obtain “photographs” of highly dynamic proteins, an important step in drug design.
The same molecule is also involved in cancer and studies of its activity may provide new clues for the design of effective therapies.