La Voz de Galicia, TV3, 8TV, among other media, have interviewed Begoña Cánovas, the first author of a recent study led by IRB Barcelona and published in the journal Cancer Cell. The study identifies the key role of p38 in safeguarding tumour cells against the excessive accumulation of DNA damage, which would otherwise cause cell death.
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El País, Ara, La Razón, El Economista, Medical Xpress, News-Medical, among other national and international media, have published an article about recent research led by IRB Barcelona, which reveals a new protective mechanism for tumour cells in breast cancer and identifies novel therapeutic targets to treat this disease.
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The Segre newspaper has published an article on the 11th "Vi per Vida" wine-tasting event, held last Sunday in Llelida. The 1000€ raised through this initiative will be donated to cancer and metastasis research at IRB Barcelona.
The programme "La Noche de Cope" interviewed Joan J. Guinovart about the bequest of 1.5 million euros donated to IRB Barcelona and that will be devoted to strengthening research into cancer and metastasis.
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Al Día Cat, Diario Médico, El Confidencial, Phys.org, Scienmag, among other national and international media, have published articles about the latest research led by IRB Barcelona that has identified the critical role played by the CENTROBIN protein in male fertility.
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La Razón newspaper has published an article on the grants given by the European Research Council (ERC) to five researchers in Barcelona. Among these grants is the ERC Proof of Concept that Modesto Orozco, head of the Molecular Modelling and Bioinformatics Lab at IRB Barcelona, has received. This grant will allow him to optimise and validate "2shRNA", a tool that can simultaneously attack two therapeutic targets involved in drug resistance pathways and that can also bind to other molecules to enhance their delivery and efficacy.
El Periódico newspaper has published an article about “Pint of Science”, a science festival that took place on Monday at the same time and in different bars around the city of Barcelona. It also included a picture of the presentation given by Gemma Turon, PhD student with the Colorectal Cancer lab at IRB Barcelona.
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El Economista, Cuatro, Geriatricarea, among other media, have published articles about the award received by Manuel Serrano, head of the Cellular Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona, for his work "Tissue damage and senescence provide critical signals for cell reprogramming in vivo".
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RNE has interviewed Antonio Zorzano, head of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria lab at IRB Barcelona, about his research on DOR protein deficiency. Depletion of this protein stimulates the generation of new adipose cells and leads to a less toxic form of obesity. In the interview, Zorzano says that this study will allow the identification of therapeutic targets, which in turn will allow the development of new drugs. This will be a step forward as only three approved drugs are available through a medical prescription in Spain and they are not totally effective.
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