All living organisms on Earth are divided into three large domains: Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya, and from the beginning of life –more than 3,000 million years ago -, the genomes of each group have evolved towards distinct structures that have favored their separation. A study led by Lluís Ribas de Pouplana, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and head of the Gene Translation...
ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, Lluís Ribas de Populana, has written the article “De la biología molecular”, dedicated to the memory of the scientist Renato Dulbecco, Nobel Laureate in Medicine 1975, which has been published in the newspaper "La Vanguardia".
In its section Tendencias (trends), the newspaper La Vanguardia devotes an article to the dilemma that researchers sometimes face, namely to patent or set up a company. Spin-offs are one of the options scientists have in order to take advantage of an important finding and the article cites a few success stories. The author highlights Omnia Molecular, founded by Lluís Ribas de Pouplana, Group Leader of the Gene Translation Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Cellzome, created by Cayetano Gonzalez, Group Leader of the Cell Division Laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and Luís Serrano, from CRG.
The biotech enterprise Omnia Molecular, which operates from the PCB-Santander Bioincubator at the Barcelona Science Park and was founded by IRB Barcelona researcher Lluís Ribas de Pouplana, has closed funding negotiations headed by “Caixa Capital Risc”, the risk capital section of “la Caixa", worth 2.1M€ . This round of funding, which is supported by the Empresa Nacional de Innovación (ENISA), has also involved the founding partners of Omnia Molecular (Lluís Ribas, Juan Gargallo y Eugeni Roure) and the new managerial team, comprised by Raphael Klingmann, who serves as CEO, and Dariusch Mani.
Omnia Molecular is devoted to the discovery and...
This finding has brought them the “Paper of the week” of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, one of the journals of greatest impact in basic biology.
Called SLIMP, the protein is required for mitochondria maintenance, the cellular powerhouses.
Although many human diseases have their origin in chimpanzees, malaria appears to be brought from the gorillas, according to a study published in Nature to which the newspaper El Mundo has devoted an article. The article includes views of Alfred Cortés, researcher at the Gene Translation Laboratory at IRB Barcelona and an expert on the subject. According to Cortés this discovery will not have much effect in improving current therapies, although if it is confirmed that the gorillas are still a reservoir of malaria, this finding could bring progress in prevention.