Scientific News

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.

<p>Graphic about the different responses of mitochondrial gens of young obese subjects with or without diabetes during physical exercise</p>
10 Mar 2010

A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.

<p>A tube-cell image. In red, the tube. in blue, the cell nuclei. in green, cell shape.  (electron microscopy). © IRB Barcelona. J. Casanova</p>
8 Feb 2010

Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and CSIC report on the formation of the small-diameter respiratory tubes of the fly Drosophila, a process that resembles the development of the finest blood vessels, the capillaries, in mammals.

<p>Researchers discovered the role of DOR (red) when they found it co-localizing with LC3, the common autophagosome marker. In blue, cells nuclei. Image: 3D simulation. A. Zorzano Lab © IRB Barcelona.</p>
18 Jan 2010

EMBO Reports selects a study by researchers at IRB Barcelona as the highlighted article of the week because of the relevance of autophagy in health.

<p>G-protein fragment that adopts a range of structures depending on the partner.</p>
12 Jan 2010

The multiple conformations of G-protein offer new possibilities to develop specific drugs.

<p>The green fluorescent protein is produced by a system designed by researchers at IRB Barcelona and its expression demonstrates that the technique works correctly in human cells and other animal cells. © Image: Roberto Álvarez-Medina (CSIC)</p>
17 Dec 2009

Scientists will use it to analyse the stress responses used by cells to solve genomic errors, and also to identify targets of therapeutic interest.

30 Oct 2009

Researchers at IRB Barcelona describe a new mechanism that allows the segregation of nuclear and mitochondrial genetic codes in Trypanosoma.