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...
Although the ways in which tumours spread and cause death remain an enigma, recent studies have provided significant data.
IRB Barcelona scientists will take part in the open day activity and in a game-like format presentation of a doctoral research project.
World experts meet in Barcelona to present the latest findings in cancer, neurodegeneration and drug addiction using Drosophila.
MEL-28 ensures that a dividing cell maintains a proper nuclear structure. The work appears in this week's issue of Current Biology.
The regulation of cell behaviour is fundamental to our understanding of the development of organisms and the pathology of many diseases.
IRB Barcelona researcher Miquel Coll has published the study in Molecular Cell
The fair, organized by the PCB, presents the research projects currently performed by several R+D institutes in Barcelona
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).
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.