Stem cells and cancer news

<p>Group leader Salvador Aznar Benitah and first author Gloria Pascual in the Stem Cells and Cancer lab at the IRB Barcelona (M. Minocri, IRB Barcelona)</p>
15 Oct 2017

The radio programme Te doy mi palabra broadcasted by Onda Cero has referred to a study by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah. Published in Nature in December 2016, the research revealed that consuming certain fats stimulates metastasis. Aznar Benitah’s team reached this conclusion after examining the effect of dietary fatty acid intake in mice.

Link to Te doy mi palabra (Onda Cero)

<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>Salvador Aznar Benitah leads the Stem Cells and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
1 Oct 2017

The magazine Cuerpo Mente has highlighted the study published in Nature in December 2016 by the group headed by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah. He and his team analysed the impact of fatty acid intake on metastasis in mice. The results revealed that there is a relationship between diet and the metastatic potential of tumours.

<p>An IRB Barcelona study inspires 9-year old kids to develop a project about eating habits</p>
17 Sep 2017

A study done by IRB Barcelona inspires a school in Castellón to carry out a project on food that has been selected as a finalist in an international initiative called "I CAN School Challenge".  This news is reported by the newspaper LevanteEl Mercantil Valenciano.

"We know what we eat ", a project done by third year primary school pupils at the state school Assumpció de la Vall d'Uixó in Castellón, has been chosen as a finalist from among the 121 participants  in the  competition "I CAN School Challenge". This competition forms part of the  "Design for Change España" movement, an international initiative that seeks to give kids aged from 8 to 15 the opportunity...

12 Sep 2017

The only one of its kind in Spain, the Master offers practical training in experimental research in various disciplines at centers of excellence including IRB Barcelona.

<p>Image representing the effects of the circadian clock in ageing (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
11 Sep 2017

The Diari de Girona gives voice to the study of the group of the ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah on the rhythmic functions of stem cells. This study refutes the commonly held belief that aging is associated with the loss of the circadian rhythm of stem cells. In this regard, it reveals that these cells continue to work rhythmically during aging, although their functions are reprogrammed during this period.

Link to ...

10 Sep 2017

The newspaper Heraldo de Soria.Extensa interviews Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and winner of the Premio Nacional de la Fundación Científica Caja Rural de Soria.

The interview focuses on the study published in Nature in December 2016, in which the IRB Barcelona researchers discovered that the protein CD36 enhances cancer metastasis. This protein makes the tumour cell take up fatty acids. The scientists demonstrated that the inhibition of this protein causes a dramatic decrease in the metastatic capacity of...

<p>DNA damage accumulation (in green) in old mice skin (Guiomar Solanas and Francisca Peixoto, IRB Barcelona)</p>
16 Aug 2017

Several media, including Catalonia's public television channel TV3, have echoed research on stem cell circadian rhythm headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona and done in collaboration with the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and the University of California, Irvine (US).

Published in Cell, the two studies reject the scientific dogma associating ageing with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm and explain why a calorie restriction diet slows down ageing.

Link to TV3 (Interview with PhD student Francisca Oliveira Peixoto, co-first author of the studies together...

<p>Image representing the effects of the circadian clock in ageing (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
10 Aug 2017

Stem cell functions continue to be governed by day and night cycles (circadian rhythms) during ageing, but their rhythms become devoted to tissue repair and not to the maintenance of tissue tone.

The two studies published in Cell and headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona reject the scientific dogma associating ageing with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm.

A low-calorie diet delays alterations in the rhythmic functions of stem cells and slows down ageing.

<p>Image representing the effects of the circadian clock in ageing (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
10 Aug 2017

The leading medical news portal Medical News Today gives voice to the study of the group headed by ICREA researcher Salvador Aznar Benitah. The study in question refutes the commonly held belief that aging is associated with the loss of the circadian rhythm of stem cells by proving that the daily pattern of gene activity is not lost but rather reprogrammed with new functions. In this regard, these changes in functionality are observed to be delayed in mouse models on low-calorie diets.

Link to Medical News Today

 

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