Results about: atomic structure

One of the functions of the kidney is the tubular re-absorption of solutes, such as amino acids, filtrated in the glomerulus. Several amino acid transporters are involved in this process and when defective they cause primary inherited aminoacidurias (PIA).

Closing in on advanced prostate cancer

Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, ​​proposes a new approach to combat prostate tumour cells that have become unresponsive to the treatments currently available.

The incidence of prostate cancer is increasing worldwide. In the US and Europe, it is one of the most common tumours and among the main causes of death by cancer.

Structural biologists endorse the potential of their field to extract quality information from “big data”

International experts in structural biology, such as Nobel laureate Ada E. Yonath, and in massive genomic analysis, such as the bioinformatician Chris Sander—one of the fathers of biocomputation—, are gathering in Barcelona this week with the aim to identify synergies and throw light on the jumble of massive biological data currently available.

The Barcelona Biomed Conference organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation will be held from today 28 to 30 November at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

This afternoon, there will be an open debate on “Women in science”, chaired by Ada E. Yonath.

IRB Barcelona’s “Meet Our Scientists” video series brings biomedicine closer to society

The second video, "Magical Choreography" (02:52), is devoted to Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher and holder of an ERC grant, awarded in 2015.

This biophysicist studies protein folding using the Androgen receptor as a model—a receptor linked to Kennedy disease —a rare neurodegenerative condition —and also to prostate cancer.

His research could lead to new drug treatments for both conditions. "Doing what we do is an honour but also a responsibility," says the scientist.