The newspapers ABC and La Vanguardia, and the radio station COPE, among other media, have reported on the international Geroscience gathering, which was held on 13 and 14 September in Madrid. This is the first time that this event has been hosted in Europe and, on this occasion, IRB Barcelona researcher Manuel Serrano was one of the organisers. Geroscience aims to increase knowledge of the aging process and to disseminate research breakthroughs in this field. “Science and research are not pursuing immortality but aim to improve the treatments of typical aging-associated diseases, with a focus on being able to maintain a satisfactory quality of life for as long as possible,” says Serrano.
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Created in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and University of Barcelona, IRB Barcelona is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a seal that was awarded in 2011. The institute is devoted to conducting research of excellence in biomedicine and to transferring results to clinical practice, thus improving people’s quality of life, while simultaneously promoting the training of outstanding researchers, technology transfer, and public communication of science. Its 27 laboratories and eight core facilities address basic questions in biology and are orientated to diseases such as cancer, metastasis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and rare conditions. IRB Barcelona is an international centre that hosts 400 employees and more than 30 nationalities. It is located in the Barcelona Science Park. IRB Barcelona is a CERCA center, and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST).