Results about: obesity

<p>Antonio Zorzano, head of the Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Lab</p>

Age-related metabolic diseases have increased to epidemic proportions in all industrialized countries.

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

DOR protein deficiency favours the development of obesity

Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover the mechanism that leads to a less harmful form of obesity that is associated with the number rather than volume of fat cells.

There are several types of obesity and some are more harmful than others.

The study has been published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.

I still carry with me the passion IRB Barcelona sparked, says 2017 Alumnus of Excellence Marc Liesa

The 2017 IRB Barcelona Alumni of Excellence Award has gone to Marc Liesa, who obtained his PhD in 2008 in Antonio Zorzano’s Complex Metabolic Diseases and Mitochondria Laboratory. The award, established in 2016, acknowledges the excellence of former IRB Barcelona scientists and is given with the support of Eppendorf. Liesa visited the Institute on 5 May to receive the distinction. He talks about his science and shares some secrets of his success.

 

A small group of neurons modulates the amount of insulin that the pancreas must produce

A study co-led by IRB Barcelona and IDIBAPS emphasizes the importance of the neuronal mechanisms in the detection of nutrients and the control of glucose levels.

The results published in Cell Metabolism help to understand diabetes in greater detail.