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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Changes in the regulation of two genes explain how the Drosophila respiratory system evolved from a primitive to a more developed state
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“Gaceta Médica” has 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...
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.
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.
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