Noticias Científicas

<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.

<p>The MEL-28 protein ensures that a dividing cell maintains a proper nuclear structure.<br /></p>
5 Sep 2006

MEL-28 ensures that a dividing cell maintains a proper nuclear structure. The work appears in this week's issue of Current Biology.

<p>Cells in the epithelial sheet begin to invaginate in order to initiate the development of the tracheal tube of <i>Drosophila</i></p>
12 Jul 2006

The regulation of cell behaviour is fundamental to our understanding of the development of organisms and the pathology of many diseases.

<p>The protein acts as a commuter when it binds to the DNA, thereby regulating gene expression</p>
10 May 2006

IRB Barcelona researcher Miquel Coll has published the study in Molecular Cell