Results about: genetics
Studies on the genetic control of development have proven to be very been fruitful in unveiling the mechanisms impaired in many disease conditions.
Marco Milán: “To study how cells communicate with each other, perhaps the best model organism is the fruit fly”
He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of tissue growth during normal development, its proper functioning and the formation of a tumour.
Researchers at IRB Barcelona identify a fundamental role of the JAK/STAT signalling pathway in the development and growth regulation of limbs in Drosophila.
Published in Nature Communications, the study paves the way to research into the function of this pathway in vertebrate development and its possible involvement in human congenital diseases.
Changes in the regulation of two genes explain how the Drosophila respiratory system evolved from a primitive to a more developed state
Published in Development