The agency SINC has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, about his work at the centre, but mainly on the research he does on metastasis and its relationship with fatty acids: "In our research with stem cells, we found that some populations ate fat and had a huge apetite for palmitic acid (the main component of palm oil). When we prevented the cells from consuming fatty acids, we almost completely stopped the metastases, " said Aznar Benitah.
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"Longitud de Onda", a programme on Radio Clásica, has interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, and Xavier Trepat from IBEC, about similarities between the composition of music and science.
The newspaper La Vanguardia has devoted an article to the two Spanish researchers who have become members of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) this year, namely the biologist Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cell and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona, and the physicist Xavier Trepat, at IBEC. This distinction is held by the best scientists in the continent and on the field of life sciences.
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TV3 has reported on the researchers who received the 12 million euros raised in TV3’s 2012 Marató. Among the projects is that of Salvador Aznar Benitah—head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Laboratory at IRB Barcelona—which addresses metastasis and its relation to the consumption of dietary fat.
El Punt Avui, La Razón, El Periódico, El Economista, among other media, have published an article about the research that was financed with the 12 million euros collected in TV3’s 2012 Marató (telethon) dedicated to cancer. La Marató has highlighted, among others, two IRB Barcelona projects that were awarded funding. On the one hand, Núria López-Bigas developed the "Cancer Genome Interpreter", a platform that allows better selection of treatments for cancer and the prediction of patient response. And on the other, Salvador Aznar Benitah led a project addressing metastasis and its relation to the consumption of dietary fat.
Nine scientists at IRB Barcelona form part of EMBO, an organisation that comprises more than 1,800 outstanding researchers from Europe and around the world specialised in molecular biology.
“This will allow me to strengthen interactions with other European researchers, as well as to stay abreast of new ideas, concepts and technologies,” says Aznar Benitah.
BIST has selected 12 winners, among them Guiomar Solanas, Jelena Urosevic and Lidia Mateo.
This programme recognises excellence in research and supports women scientists in their transition to leadership positions.
Men's Health magazine has published an article on the main causes of obesity in the world. They mention a recent study carried out by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher and head of the Stem Cell and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, which associates the consumption of palmitic acid with an increase in metastasis in mice with cancerous tumours.
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La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article about the eight Catalan projects that have been awarded a grant from the European Research Council. The research of Salvador Aznar Benitah from IRB Barcelona is among these projects.
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Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) support researchers who have made important scientific achievements in the last 10 years.
The ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona has been granted €2.5 M to continue his studies on the effects of diet on metastasis.
With this new award, the centre now holds 14 grants from the ERC.