Scientific News

<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.

<p>Two wings of Drosophila. While the smaller corresponds to the wild type version (non modified), the bigger one corresponds to a wing in which the Wingless pathway is hyperactivated.</p>
6 Oct 2009

The study provides further insight into how cells divide to form the wing during the embryonic development of the fly Drosophila.

2 Oct 2009

Researchers at IRB Barcelona publish a review article in Physiological Reviews about the changes in the shape and movements of mitochondria, and the human diseases associated with defects in these processes. This review establishes a new interface between cell biology and pathology.

<p>A section of a Drosophila embryo with somatic cells (red) and germinal cells (green). The left image shows a healthy context while the right shows cells affected by failure of the protection mechanism. Image: Jordi Casanova, IRB Barcelona</p>
3 Aug 2009

An IRB Barcelona research team discovers the mechanism that favours the correct separation of germ cells –future ovules and sperm-, from the rest of the cells during embryonic development.

22 Jul 2009

“Bisthiazol” is funded by the Agency for Assessing and Marketing Research Results, run by the University of Barcelona (UB), and the Santander Bank.

<p>The image shows axon repulsion by semaphorin 3A. The molecule identified by researchers acts against Sema 3A.(c) E. Soriano, IRB Barcelona.</p>
20 Jul 2009

The compound stimulates the growth of damaged axons in mouse neurons in vitro.

2 Jul 2009

Researchers at IBEC, IRB Barcelona and the UB identify the strategy used by enterobacteria to acquire resistance and pathogenicity.