Results about: ageing

<p>Aznar Benitah</p>

Adult stem cells ensure maintenance of the tissue and integrity in response to damage. They self-renew, are multipotential, and respond to and repair injuries.

Ageing is exacerbated by alterations of stem cell circadian rhythm

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.

Manuel Serrano: “The best thing about the IRB Barcelona PhD Symposium is the students’ enthusiasm”

Manuel Serrano from CNIO was one of the ten invited speakers who participated in the IRB Barcelona PhD Symposium on 12-13 November. The event attracted many young and senior scientists from all over Europe and covered a wide range of themes. The next event of the series will take place in 2017.

 

Young budding scientists from around the world gather in "La Pedrera"

  • A two-day symposium on aging organized by PhD students at IRB Barcelona bring together 200 young scientists from 17 countries.
  • The senior guest speakers are from universities such as Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, among others, and a Max Planck centre in Germany.