A new study changes the scientific paradigm on the evolutionary origins of the brain in vertebrates

by Universitat de Barcelona

An international team has published in the journal PLOS Biology, an article which alters the classic model of the brain formation process in vertebrates and its biological evolution. The new study, co...

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IRB Barcelona opens brand new laboratory for analysis of genomic 'big data'

by Parc Científic de Barcelona

Researcher in the field of bioinformatics and genomics Fran Supek is starting his Genome Data Science (aGENDAS) laboratory at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), within the Str...

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The CNAG-CRG leads a study that shows that cryopreserved material can be readily combined with conventional single cell sequencing methods

by Parc Científic de Barcelona

Researchers from the Centro Nacional de Análisis Genómico (CNAG-CRG) have substantially broadened the applicability of single cell genomics by combining cell and tissue cryopreservation with workflo...

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The fundamental causes of human ageing explained

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Natural selection favours fragile and unhealthy old age if it is due to mutations that are beneficial during childhood. As of 40-50 years of age, natural selection is blind because we have already pas...

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AdaptNET, the first thematic network to face the challenges of research on adaptation genomics

by Universitat de Barcelona

At the present moment, the new techniques of New Generation Sequencing (NGS) allow touching on these evolutionary questions at a scale that was unthinkable, but these technologies present a challenge ...

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IRB Barcelona intensifies its research on cancer with two new recruits

by Instituto de Investigación Biomédica ( IRB Barcelona )

As of November, Núria López-Bigas, winner of the 2016 Banco Sabadell Foundation Prize for Biomedical Research, will join IRB Barcelona to continue her research on cancer using computational biology....

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A study identifies a gene variant that reduces the susceptibility to diarrhoea among small children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

An international study led by Dr. Jordi Sunyer, Head of the Child Health Programme at ISGlobal, identifies a variant of the FUT2 gene that is linked to a lower risk of diarrhoea. The results, obtained...

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Around 40 migraine-related genes identified

by Universitat de Barcelona

The new study broadens the range of the migraine genetic landscape with the finding of around 40 genes susceptible to the disease. Furthermore, the experts identified for the first time a genetic risk...

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Losing genes and surviving: when 'Less is more' in the evolution of beings

by Universitat de Barcelona

Thinking of gene loss as an evolution force is a counterintuitive idea, for it is easier to think that only when we gain something –genes in this case- can we evolve. However the new work by these a...

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Hospital del Mar and Vall d'Hebron take part in the biggest international genomic study into strokes

by Vall d’Hebron

The researchers were able to detect genetic variants of a newly discovered gene, known as TSPAN2, associated with the risk of atherothrombotic stroke. This gene is expressed in blood vessels and blood...

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Myriad advances proprietary myVision® variant classification tools to a broader range of cancer risk genes

by Myriad Genetics Iberia

Myriad's myVision variant classification program is comprised of proprietary techniques that allow for the most accurate classification for hereditary cancer variants including: Pheno®, M-Co®, InSit...

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GreeNC, the first database of non-coding RNAs in plants

by Parc Científic de Barcelona

Sequentia Biotech, a company based at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB), has developed the first database of non-coding RNAs in vegetal species: GreeNC. It is a repository of more than 200,000 lncRNAs ...

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