The announcement made yesterday by the Chinese scientist He Jiankui that twins Lulu and Nana had been born after editing their DNA has brought about a storm of criticisms and generated alarm among the scientific community and society. (*Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies. Associated Press). The gene editing of embryos may become (or not) a reality in the future, but right now it is clearly premature.
The Chinese researcher He Jiankui has crossed all the red lines because before...
The projects address breast, lung, colon, prostate and melanoma cancer.
El Punt Avui and La Vanguardia have published an article about the European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept grants. Five of them were given to centres belonging to the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), two corresponding to researchers Eduard Batlle and Angel R. Nebreda at IRB Barcelona.
Link to La Vanguardia: España, líder en la última convocatoria de ciencia europea (in Spanish)
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IRB Barcelona has been awarded two ERC PoC grants to optimise and validate tools with potential clinical applications.
Angel R. Nebreda’s project seeks to develop treatments to reduce the cardiotoxicity caused by chemotherapy.
Eduard Batlle’s project will build a biobank of mouse tumour organoids with the aim to contribute to the treatment of patients with advanced colon cancer.
Immunotherapy is gaining ground in the fight against cancer. The tumour has a strategy to evade detection by the immune system, thus allowing it to spread throughout the body. Science has discovered this therapy and is working on overcoming this evasion strategy. In this regard, La República has published an interview with Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona.
The Heraldo newspaper has published an article about the role of immunotherapy to rearm patients’ defences and contribute to the fight against cancer. In the article, the authors mention the work of Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness that enhances immune system function in colon cancer.
Link to Heraldo
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.
Link to El Periódico
The IRB Barcelona scientist and head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab has been awarded the Olof Palme Medal in recognition of his recent discovery regarding the treatment of advanced-stage colon tumors with immunotherapy.
The website SelectScience has published an article about research headed by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, on the effectiveness of treatments that enhance immune system function in colon cancer.
Link to SelectScience
The newspaper El País has published an article about a scientific study that reveals that immunotherapy with antibodies prevents cancer from evading natural killer cells. The article includes statements by Eduard Batlle, head of the Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, as an external expert.
Link to El País