Noticias Científicas

<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

<p>Drosophila Melanogaster - IRB Barcelona</p>
8 May 2006

The fair, organized by the PCB, presents the research projects currently performed by several R+D institutes in Barcelona

29 Mar 2006

The principal investigators of this study, Eduardo Soriano, at the IRB Barcelona, and Javier Sáez-Valero, at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, publish their findings in the journal “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” (PNAS).

24 Mar 2006

In the leading edge section of Cell, C. Gonzalez (IRB Barcelona) and A. Wodarz (CMPB, Germany) review the latest articles providing new insight into the mechanisms by which loss of polarity in stem cell may lead to tumourigenesis.