Results about: fibrosis

Research at IRB Barcelona receives a prize from the AECC

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) presents a prize for a study that reveals the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease.

The research was led by Raúl Méndez from IRB Barcelona and Mercedes Fernández from IDIBAPS.

The unifying concept that has guided our research over the years is that tumor suppressor genes protect from many types of damage regardless of the particular detrimental consequences of the damage.

Researchers discover a protein that protects against fatty liver

It is a disease of the liver caused by excessive fat deposits in liver cells.

It is now the most prevalent chronic liver disease in industrialised countries and is a major public health concern because it leads to serious liver conditions.