Results about: liver

The group directed by Prof. Guinovart is involved in several projects on glycogen metabolism and its dysfunctions in diabetes and Lafora disease.

Ageing is exacerbated by alterations of stem cell circadian rhythm

Stem cell functions continue to be governed by day and night cycles (circadian rhythms) during ageing, but their rhythms become devoted to tissue repair and not to the maintenance of tissue tone.

The two studies published in Cell and headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah at IRB Barcelona reject the scientific dogma associating ageing with the loss of stem cell circadian rhythm.

A low-calorie diet delays alterations in the rhythmic functions of stem cells and slows down ageing.

Doctors and scientists need to speak the same language, say two new PhD4MD fellows

What prompts two medical doctors, after six years of training and five years of specialisation, to pursue a PhD? It’s simple: translational medicine.

Scientists in Barcelona discover a potential treatment for cirrhosis

A study by IRB Barcelona and IDIBAPS reveals a therapeutic target to prevent the development of the many abnormal blood vessels that cause gastrointestinal bleeding—the main complication in cirrhosis.

Cirrhosis is the main risk factor for liver cancer. The same target may be the key to preventing and treating this condition.

Cirrhosis figures among the top twenty causes of death from disease worldwide.

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover that the liver and brain communicate in order to regulate appetite

Mice eat less when their hepatic glucose stores are high.

“We have to find treatments to increase hepatic glucose because of its positive effect in diabetes and obesity,” says Joan Guinovart, head of the study published in Diabetes.

IRB Barcelona receives the support of the ERC to develop a test to predict metastasis of colon and liver cancer

Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, will head the project “COLOStage”, which has been awarded European funding for technology transfer.

This “Proof of Concept” call has received applications from 128 projects, 28% of which have been granted funding.