Stem cells and cancer news

<p>Image: SINC</p>
28 Nov 2018

SINC, El Público, Catalunya Vanguardista and the newspaper Heraldo de Aragón, have published an article about the process and conditions that triggers cancer according to a study published in the journal Science that raises new theories about aging. The article includes the opinion of Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, about the study: "it is a very well done piece of work, with a very sophisticated analysis. We tend to think that the tumour tissue has mutations and the healthy one does not, but that is not the case. Healthy tissue can accumulate changes and appear normal, but it is no longer a normal tissue. "

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<p>Image: IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Nov 2018

La Vanguardia, Cope, Revista Genética, among other media, have each published an article about the latest study led by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek. The study warns that special care should be taken regarding epigenetic therapies since although their anti-tumour effect may be beneficial initially, they can trigger the development of more aggressive tumours later on.

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<p>A invasive front of highly aggressive tumour cells (in green). Confocal microscopy image. Alexandra Avgustinova, IRB Barcelona.</p>
19 Nov 2018

A team headed by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek concludes that care should be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors.

Published in Nature Cell Biology, the study is a collaboration between a biomedical lab and a computational lab at IRB Barcelona.

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the IRB Barcelona group "Stem Cells and Cancer". (Photo: Battista-Minocri, IRB)</p>
12 Nov 2018

Catalunya Ràdio interviewed Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cells and Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona, and co-author of a recent study indicating that skin cells lose their identity over time and starts behaving like fat cells and thus do not exert their protective action.

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<p>Holger Heyn (CNAG-CRG), Salvador Aznar Benitah y Marion Salzer (IRB Barcelona)</p>
9 Nov 2018

El Punt Avui, La Vanguardia, Antena 3, EFE and El Diario Vasco, among other media, have published articles about the recent research led by IRB Barcelona and CNAG-CRG, which highlights that skin ages because its cells “forget” their function and stop secreting collagens and other proteins. The study has been published in the journal Cell and could have therapeutic applications aiming to help aged skin to form scar tissue faster and more efficiently after damage or after an operation.

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<p>Skin of a young mouse. The image shows a cross section of the skin with the fibroblasts indicated in green. The thickness of the dermis and the density of fibroblasts is much greater in young skin than in aged skin– cell nuclei, in blue (M Salzer, IRB Bar</p>
8 Nov 2018

A study in mice done at IRB Barcelona and CNAG-CRG explains that dermal fibroblasts lose their cell identify over time and with it their capacity to produce and secrete collagen and other proteins.

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah leads the Stem cells and cancer lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
25 Jul 2018

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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<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the IRB Barcelona group "Stem Cells and Cancer". (Photo: Battista-Minocri, IRB)</p>
22 Jun 2018

"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.

<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah and Xavier Trepat. Image: La Vanguardia</p>
14 Jun 2018

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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<p>Salvador Aznar Benitah, head of the Stem Cells and Cancer laboratory at IRB Barcelona</p>
12 Jun 2018

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.