Development and morphogenesis in Drosophila news

<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>Teachers and scientists working together.</p>
17 Mar 2017

IRB Barcelona is to participate in the twelfth edition of the Catalunya La Pedrera Foundation's Teachers and Science Programme.

Teachers will work alongside the scientists to develop resources that can be taken back to the classroom.

10 Oct 2016

On the occasion of the Barcelona Biomed Conference on Plasticity and Cell Migration, scientists Jordi Casanova, co-organizer of the gathering, and Angela Nieto dealt with various specialized media.

3 Oct 2016

From today and until Wednesday, 150 scientists from around the world will debate plasticity and cell migration in the new gathering in the Barcelona Biomed Conference Series, organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation.

The 28th conference in this series brings together biologists devoted to the study of development in animal models, specialists in cancer, and paediatricians.

<p>Highly ramificated tracheal cell of a Drosophila larvae marked with GFP. (Delia Ricolo)</p>
29 Sep 2016

Researchers working with flies at IRB Barcelona describe that the concentration of some small intracellular organelles determines the branching capacity of tracheal cells.

Tracheal cells are analogous to the cells that form blood vessels in the human body. The inhibition or stimulation of new blood vessels has implications in cancer and in tissue regeneration.

<p>Organisation of the tracheal systems in Drosophila (A) and Tribolium (B)</p>
20 Sep 2016

Changes in the regulation of two genes explain how the Drosophila respiratory system evolved from a primitive to a more developed state

Published in Development

28 Mar 2016

Gaceta Médicahas published an article on the current state of stem cell research. The article in question highlights a new study on facultative stem cells by Jordi Casanova, leader of the Development and Morphogenesis in Drosophila group at IRB...

12 Mar 2016

National and international press echo the findings of a study done by Jordi Casanova, IRB Barcelona group leader and CSIC research professor, on the plasticity of certain specialised cells that regain stem cell function.

<p>Drosophila trachea fragment. Externally, there is no difference between the Tr2 segment, where facultative stem cells are found, and Tr3, which indicates the rest of the cells in the tissue.  (N.J. Djabrayan, IRBBarcelona)</p>
11 Mar 2016

Scientists at IRB Barcelona and CSIC reveal that the combination of two molecular signals determines which cells that have already differentiated can regain their stem cell properties.

Their studies on fruit flies allow for advancements in the field of regenerative medicine and a better understanding of processes involved in cancer.

10 Mar 2016

Entertaining interview with Jordi Casanova on RNE about the use of flies in biomedical research.

Listen to the interview in Esto Me Suena (RNE) from Min 4.20