Translational control of cell cycle and differentiation news

<p>Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, Project Leader and associate researcher with the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab. Image: CaixaImpulse.</p>
22 Dec 2017

El Plural has published an article on the project being undertaken by Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, an associate researcher at IRB Barcelona. The project seeks to develop a better treatment for cancer of the head and neck by means of an immunotherapeutic approach, which has been validated with proof of concept tests at the genetic level.

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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>Lidia, Marcos and Irene are 3 out of the 68 "la Caixa" Phd Students 2016. Photo: Javier Barbancho (El Mundo)</p>
24 Jul 2017

IRB Barcelona PhD student Marcos Fernández is one of three researchers featured in the article published today in El Mundo, following Friday's ceremony in Madrid, where 68 young scientists received their "la Caixa" doctoral fellowships.

Since the end of 2016, this 25-year old Madrid native has been working towards his PhD degree in the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation lab led by ICREA researcher Raúl Méndez. Marcos is studying protein synthesis in several types of tumours.

"I was considering going abroad, but this fellowship was a good incentive to stay," affirms Marcos in the article.

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<p>Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, Project Leader and associate researcher with the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab. Image: CaixaImpulse.</p>
20 Jul 2017

Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda, associate researcher at IRB Barcelona, leads this therapeutic project selected by CaixaImpulse to facilitate its development towards the market.

<p>The experiments have been carried out using Xenopus laevis oocytes, an animal model used by the laboratory to study fundamental processes involved in gene regulation. Image: microscopy, Eulàlia Belloc.</p>
18 Jul 2017

Published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the study reveals new insights into translation regulation, an essential step in genome regulation.

These findings will help researchers to better understand pathological processes such as cancer. 

27 Apr 2017

"Saber Vivir" magazine dedicates an article to a study—co-led by Cristina Fillat, head of the Gene Therapy and Cancer Group at IDIBAPS, and Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona—on an innovative approach to provide an adenovirus with high specificity against tumour cells. 

The article includes Raúl Méndez's comments about the effectiveness of this new strategy to achieve genetically modified viruses that infect only tumor cells, thus preserving healthy tissues: "It would be effective in a large number of tumours".

14 Apr 2017

La Sexta newscast team has covered the research performed by IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute and IRB Barcelona scientists on a new strategy to achieve genetically modified viruses that selectively attack tumor cells without affecting healthy tissues.

"As it is based on mechanisms that do not exist at all in healthy tissue, the oncoselectivity in the animal models we have used is complete", explains ICREA researcher Raúl Méndez, head of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab at IRB Barcelona, talking about his study in...

<p>Participants in the IV National Congress of Entrepreneurial Scientists in Barcelona. From left to right, Iliana López, Daniela Kalafatovic, Anna Bellmunt, Alba Olivares, Saska Ivanova, Sanja Zivanovic, Gonzalo Fernández-Miranda.</p>
11 Apr 2017

An innovative programme from IRB Barcelona’s Innovation Department enables researchers to explore how to implement their entrepreneurial ideas

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3 Apr 2017

A leading source of news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, SciDev.Net, reports on the research performed by IDIBAPS and IRB Barcelona scientists.  

In the study, co-led by Raúl Méndez, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, and Cristina Fillat, head of the Gene Therapy and Cancer Group at IDIBAPS, researchers have designed a new strategy to achieve genetically modified viruses that selectively attack tumor cells without affecting healthy tissues. 

“What makes our approach different is the mechanism by which the virus acquires oncoselectivity,” Cristina Fillat explains to SciDev.Net.

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29 Mar 2017

The Science Blog Adelantos Digital interviews ICREA researcher Raúl Méndez, head of the Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab at IRB Barcelona, about his study published in the journal Nature Communications, in collaboration with Cristina Fillat from IDIBAPS Biomedical Research Institute.

Raúl Méndez talks about an innovative approach that exploits the different expression profiles of certain proteins in tumor and healthy cells, thus allowing the virus to infect only the former.

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