Development and Growth Control Laboratory news

<p>Epithelial tumor (in grey), expressing the Matrix Metalloproteinase MMP1, that helps degradate the membrane (in green)  © M. Milán lab, IRB Barcelona. Author: Mariana Muzzopappa</p>
28 Nov 2012

The study, published in PNAS, opens the way for large-scale screenings to identify new targets for cancer therapy.

Scientists at IRB Barcelona present a model to demonstrate the correlation between genomic instability and cancer.

27 May 2012

Article on the advantages of Drosophila melanogaster, otherwise known as the vinegar or fruit fly, for biomedical research. Statements by Marco Milán and Jordi Casanova, IRB Barcelona researchers experts in this animal model.

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4 May 2012

Diario Médico devotes an article to the study performed by Joan Guinovart's and Marco Milan's labs at IRB Barcelona and published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

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2 May 2012

El Economista echoes the study on the effect of glycogen on neurons performed by Joan Guinovart and Marco Milán.

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<p>Comparative microscope images. The lower picture shows a cerebellum sample from a healthy mouse. Above, the same tissue after glycogen accumulation. (Jordi Duran. IRB Barcelona)</p>
2 May 2012

Work by IRB Barcelona researchers will further the study of neurodegenerative diseases such as Lafora progressive myoclonic epilepsy

31 Mar 2012

Marco Milán, coordinator of the Cell and Developmental Biology Programme at IRB Barcelona talks on “Radio Síntesis” about the importance of the fly Drosophila melanogaster for the study and treatment of human diseases such as cancer for example.

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18 Aug 2011

The paper ‘Notch-mediated repression of bentam miRNA contributes to boundary formation in the Drosophila wing’, recently published in Development by ICREA researcher Marco Milán and his group, has been selected as an Editor's Choice by Science Signaling magazine.

<p>The boundary between dorsal (D) and ventral (V) cell populations is smooth in wild type wing primordia (upper panel) and wiggly upon ectopic expression of bantam miRNA (bottom panel).</p>
28 Jul 2011

Two quests, one looking into adhesion molecules to gain insight into compartmentalization in the Drosophila wing and the other aiming to discover how the cytoskeleton contributes to the development of compartment boundaries are now linked by a single microRNA, bentam.

<p>Hedgehog is present in the most posterior part of the wing primordium of Drosophila (blue)</p>
13 Jul 2011

Researchers discover a new mechanism for regulation of gene expression in growing tissues.

20 Dec 2010

The newspaper Diario Médico devoted an article to the latest work performed by the Development and Growth Control Laboratory, headed by Marco Milan. The results were published in the journal PLoS Biology. The study unravels the role of protein p53, known for its antitumoural properties, in regulating the coordinated growth of the organs.