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<p>Image: IRB Barcelona</p>
21 Nov 2018

La Vanguardia, Cope, Revista Genética, among other media, have each published an article about the latest study led by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek. The study warns that special care should be taken regarding epigenetic therapies since although their anti-tumour effect may be beneficial initially, they can trigger the...

<p>A invasive front of highly aggressive tumour cells (in green). Confocal microscopy image. Alexandra Avgustinova, IRB Barcelona.</p>
19 Nov 2018

A team headed by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek concludes that care should be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors.

Published in Nature Cell Biology, the study is a collaboration between a biomedical lab and a computational lab at IRB Barcelona.

<p>Giant Yellow Israeli scorpion. Image: Ester Inbar</p>
14 Nov 2018

Researchers at IRB Barcelona modify chlorotoxin—a small protein present in scorpion venom with blood-brain barrier permeability—to transport drugs into the brain. 

The barrier, which protects the brain, prevents drugs used for the treatment of neurological diseases and brain tumours from entering the organ.

<p>Skin of a young mouse. The image shows a cross section of the skin with the fibroblasts indicated in green. The thickness of the dermis and the density of fibroblasts is much greater in young skin than in aged skin– cell nuclei, in blue (M Salzer, IRB Bar</p>
8 Nov 2018

A study in mice done at IRB Barcelona and CNAG-CRG explains that dermal fibroblasts lose their cell identify over time and with it their capacity to produce and secrete collagen and other proteins.

<p>Núria López-Bigas, head of the Biomedical Genomics Lab at IRB Barcelona</p>
7 Nov 2018

Muy Interesante, El Punt AVui, Diario Médico, Laboratory Journal and Federfarma, among other national and international media, have published articles about the research led by Núria López-Bigas, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona and that explains the origin of the mysterious periodicity in the genome.

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<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab</p>
5 Nov 2018

The “Dinero” supplement of the newspaper La Vanguardia has interviewed Roger Gomis, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, about Inbiomotion, a spin-off from the institute and ICREA. This company, which came about from biomedical research and an entrepreneurial spirit, develops and commercialises a diagnostic test that allows the identification of...

<p>Roger Gomis, head of the Growth Control and Cancer Metastasis Lab</p>
2 Nov 2018

The Spanish Association of Cancer Research recognizes his work and grants him the ASEICA Young Investigator Award 2018.

The award ceremony will be held in Valencia on 6, 7 and 8 November.

<p>Ernest Giralt receives the diploma at La Marató ceremony</p>
2 Nov 2018

The project presented by Ernest Giralt (IRB Barcelona) and Jordi Vila (ISGLOBAL) has been awarded € 260,000.

Of the 214 projects that applied for funding, 36 were selected on the basis of the evaluation of 103 scientists.

This is the third time that the IRB Barcelona researcher has received funding from “La Marató”.

<p>The DNA molecule, formed by a double helix, winds around histone molecules twice, thus forming nucleosomes. The pink regions indicate those enriched in Adenine/Thymine base pairs (Author: Iris Joval Granollers)</p>
1 Nov 2018

The team headed by Núria López-Bigas has published an article in Cell about what might have favoured the periodicity of certain base pairs in the genomes of eukaryotic organisms.

The structure adopted by DNA when packaged inside cells influences the periodicity observed.

25 Oct 2018

On Monday 22 October, the Dolors Aleu Hall registered a full house,  with more than 170 people gathering to celebrate the long and successful career of Joan J. Guinovart. Authorities, current and former members of the Board of Trustees, scientific collaborators, family members, representatives from philanthropic institutions, members of IRB...