Results about: drosophila

Researchers identify a key molecule in flies that adjusts energy use under starvation conditions

Scientists at IRB Barcelona have observed that, when deprived of food, flies that do not express p53 show poor management of energy store.

The study, published today in Cell Reports, further supports the involvement of this molecule—traditionally associated with tumour suppression—in metabolism.

The researchers provide new insights to study p53 function in metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

A study using Drosophila flies reveals new regulatory mechanisms of cell migration

The study by Sofia J. Araújo sheds light on the fields of development, wound healing, angiogenesis, and tumour invasion, processes in which cell migration is crucial.

A study on cell migration provides insights into the movement of cancer cells

Using Drosophila melanogaster, researchers at IRB Barcelona discover that during multiple cell migrations a single cell can act as leader, dragging the others with it.

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.

Barcelona hosts major European conference on Drosophila research

On 16-19 October, 700 scientists will meet for the 23 European Drosophila Conference in the Palau de Congressos in Barcelona.

Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the fruit fly, is a key model organism in genetics and essential for our understanding of disease.

Jules Hoffmann, French researcher and 2011 Nobel Laureate in Medicine, will deliver the opening plenary lecture on Wednesday afternoon.

Barcelona hosts a large concentration of biomedical research groups specialized in Drosophila, making the city a European and worldwide reference for this area of research.

IRB Barcelona researchers discover mechanism that regulates steroid hormone production in Drosophila

• The study, published in Current Biology, links growth to sexual maturity.

• Scientists at IRB Barcelona identify a micro-RNA key to insulin’s regulation of steroid hormones in flies.