Scientific News

<p>Study authors, Amelie Stein and Patrick Aloy</p>
2 Jul 2008

The results have been published in the scientific journal PLoS One

<p>Marco Milán and Héctor Herranz in the Developmental and Growth Control Lab at the IRB Barcelona</p>
5 May 2008

The finding made in the fruit fly may provide clues to address problems such as the proliferation of malignant cells and tumour growth in humans

<p>Gomis and Massagué at the IRB Barcelona</p>
4 Apr 2008

The study, headed by Joan Massagué in New York, has involved researchers at IRB Barcelona and Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS.

<p>The infective action is produced by the prion PrP106-126</p>
31 Mar 2008

Researchers at IRB Barcelona have demonstrated that the decrease in Dab1 protein expression caused by the infective action of prions also reduces the production of β-amyloid, a risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease.

<p>Bacteria <i>M. Penetrans</i> has an extension in its enzime MetRS (in yellow) which makes it different from the rest of organisms. Stuying this enzime, the scientists discovered a new mechanism for genetic code translation</p>
14 Feb 2008

Researchers study the evolution of life by examining the translation of the genetic codes of several organisms, in order to discover differences between bacteria and humans that allow the design of new antibiotics

<p>Detail of a transcription factor bound to DNA.</p>
28 Jan 2008

The finding of researchers at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has been possible thanks to the calculation capacity of the MareNostrum supercomputer.

20 Nov 2007

Researchers at IRB Barcelona report the first data on the functions of a new gene that is altered in diabetes, published in PLoS One.

<p>The molecular structure of the hemoglobin. (c) BSC-IRB Barcelona</p>
6 Nov 2007

Researchers at the BSC and the IRB Barcelona unveil crucial information about the protein transporter of oxygen, which opens up the possibility to optimize its function by introducing modifications. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

<p>Image obtained by confocal microscopy. The accumulation of glycogen (yellow and red) in neurons caused their degradation and cell suicide ensues. (c)IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Oct 2007

A study published in Nature Neuroscience demonstrates that the excess of glucose chains (glycogen) induces neuronal death and causes Lafora disease, a fatal kind of epilepsy that affects adolescents. This mechanism, unknown until now, may provide the key to understanding other neurodegenerative pathologies.

<p>After entering the egg, the centrosome (red) associated with the paternal nucleus (upper blue circle) organizes a microtubule network (green) that facilitates its fusion with the maternal nucleus (lower blue circle). Asterless is one of the proteins requi</p>
17 Oct 2007

This finding shows that centrosomes, organelles inside the cell responsible for organizing the microtubule network, are required for the correct development of an organism.