Results about: Drosophila melanogaster
Most solid tumours with metastatic potential show a high degree of chromosomal instability.
A study published in the journal Developmental Cell demonstrates that chromosomal instability itself promotes invasive behaviour.
The researchers identify the oncogene Fos and the tumour suppressor Capicua as necessary molecular elements mediating this invasive behaviour.
The Barcelona International Youth Science Challenge (BIYSC) will bring together students from the 5 continents
BIYSC 2018 starts with 90 students from all over the world.
IRB Barcelona receives today eight students that will participate through the workshop "Drosophila melanogaster: a model to study human disease".
The study, published in The Journal of Cell Biology, focuses on the development of the sperm tail, the structure that enables sperm cells to swim and is therefore critical for male fertility.
In spite of the difference between the cell functions responsible for giving rise to a tumour and for the metastasis of this same tumour, studies at IRB Barcelona using the fly Drosophila melanogaster reveal that some genes can drive both phenomena.