Public engagement media mentions

<p>Microscopy of the germ stem cells (bright green) of the Drosophila (fruit fly) ovarium of flies lacking EXD2. Flies in the right panel were treated with antioxidants to rescue stem cells. Image: Travis Stracker, IRB Barcelona</p>
17 Jan 2018

La Vanguardia, Europa Press, Diario Médico, ETHealthworld, among other national and international media, have published an article about the research of the Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. Scientists from this lab have identified the protein EXD2 as a key component for protein sybthesis in mitochondria, the cellular organelles responsible for the production of most energy.

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<p>Image: Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera</p>
16 Jan 2018

The newspaper La Vanguardia has published an article about the start of the "Crazy About Science" Programme, an initiative that’s seeks to stir young students’ interest in science that is run by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera. In addition, the article mentions IRB Barcelona as one of the centres that participates in this activity through its "Crazy About Biomedicine" Programme.

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<p>Image: El Punt Avui</p>
16 Jan 2018

The newspaper El Punt Avui has published an article of the latest report from the magazine "Nature" about the best science cities, Barcelona figuring among them. Furthermore, it makes reference to the institutes, including IRB Barcelona, that stand out in the Catalan capital.

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the IRB Barcelona group "Stem Cells and Cancer". (Photo: Battista-Minocri, IRB)</p>
9 Jan 2018

ARA newspaper has published an article about the topics that are likely to have greatest relevance in the field of science during 2018. The article includes a quote from Salvador Aznar, group leader of the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, who says that there will be advances in approaches to stimulate the immune system to fight against the development of tumors.

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<p>Manuel Serrano, group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease laboratory at IRB Barcelona.</p>
22 Dec 2017

La Vanguardia, La Razón, Diario Médico, among other media, have highlighted the recognition given to Manuel Serrano, ICREA Research professor and group leader of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona, for his work "Tissue damage and senescence provide critical signals for reprogramming cellular in vivo". He has been distinguished with the Severo Ochoa Prize for Biomedial Research. It is a project financed by CaixaImpulse, a program of "la Caixa" Bank Foundation and Caixa Capital Risc.

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<p>Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, Project Leader and associate researcher with the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab. Image: CaixaImpulse.</p>
22 Dec 2017

El Plural has published an article on the project being undertaken by Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, an associate researcher at IRB Barcelona. The project seeks to develop a better treatment for cancer of the head and neck by means of an immunotherapeutic approach, which has been validated with proof of concept tests at the genetic level.

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24 Oct 2017

In an extensive article, the channel of science and technology news Néxt/VózPopuli relates how tycoons in Silicon valley are attempting to buy eternal youth.

Manuel Serrano, researcher at IRB Barcelona, and other experts on ageing consulted, consider that there is an investment “bubble” in the anti-aging research field. “It’s great that wealthy people believe that ageing is a condition that can be treated,” he says. “We are starting to get spectacular results in mice and I think there is a sufficient scientific basis for optimism. If I were rich I would also be investing in this,” he concludes.

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<p>In August, IRB Barcelona scientists published two studies devoted to circadian rhythm, aging and diet in the journal Cell.</p>
5 Oct 2017

The prize is shared between American scientists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young for work on the internal clock of living organisms, using the fruit flies for their research.

Their discoveries explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm to synchronise with the rotation of the Earth.

The biological clock helps to regulate sleep patterns, feeding behaviour, hormone release and blood pressure.

Salvador Aznar Benitah, scientist at IRB Barcelona studying the day-night cycle in adult stem...

<p>An IRB Barcelona study inspires 9-year old kids to develop a project about eating habits</p>
17 Sep 2017

A study done by IRB Barcelona inspires a school in Castellón to carry out a project on food that has been selected as a finalist in an international initiative called "I CAN School Challenge".  This news is reported by the newspaper Levante, El Mercantil Valenciano.

"We know what we eat ", a project done by third year primary school pupils at the state school Assumpció de la Vall d'Uixó in Castellón, has been chosen as a finalist from among the 121 participants  in the  competition "I CAN School Challenge". This competition forms part of the  "Design for Change España" movement, an international initiative that seeks to give kids aged from 8 to 15 the opportunity to change the...

19 May 2017

The radio programme "Pa ciència, la nostra", presented by Daniel Arbós i Màrius Belles, has talked about the Open Day at IRB Barcelona, which was held on Saturday 13 May. Muriel Arimon, Public Engagement and Science Education Officer, explained that this event is the showcase of the Outreach Programme of the institute, which seeks to bring science closer to a wide range of public. "We organise activities for different audiences, including students, teachers and schools. And Open Day is an opportunity to get closer to all those interested in science. It is a day that everyone can discover something interesting and...