IDIBELL scientists identify the PI4KA gene as the cause of a new neurological disease

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

This new rare disorder causes a range of symptoms including global delay in brain development, epilepsy, and defects in myelin and the immune system.

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A step forward in personalized medicine against malignant pleural cancer

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

In Malignant pleural mesothelioma cancer cells develop in the inner lining of the chest (the pleura). The main cause of this disease is asbestos exposure. It is a very aggressive type of cancer that i...

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A new method to find modulators of the immune response to COVID-19

by CIC bioGUNE

The recent paper, published in Science Advances by the Computational Biology Laboratory at CICbioGUNE, member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance BRTA and at Luxembourg Centre for Systems Bio...

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Scientific publications: CD4 and CD8 lymphocytes in the progression of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia

by Instituto de Investigación e Innovación Parc Taulí

On November 9, the magazine Viruses published scientific ar​ticle fruit of the Parc Taulí's first own research project on COVID-19. The following I3PT researchers took part in the study: Joan Calve...

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A project led by IBMB-CSIC tests molecules that stop the cytokine storm caused by SARS-CoV-2

by Parc Científic de Barcelona

A team of researchers led by Timothy Thomson's group from the Barcelona Institute of Molecular Biology (IBMB-CSIC), based at the Barcelona Science Park, has developed a platform that allows to see i...

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The unexpected repair function of neutrophils

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have discovered that neutrophils, the most abundant cells of the innate immune system, have many more functions in the body...

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CNIO research team finds how melanoma deceives the immune system, increasing resistance to immunotherapy

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

The sophisticated human immune system has evolved to become an effective protection system against a great number of diseases, cancer being one of them. The immune system recognises and destroys cance...

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Researchers discover a new method to regulate cell plasticity

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Researchers at IRB Barcelona’s Cellular Plasticity and Disease Laboratory propose a more efficient way to limit cell plasticity without causing cell damage. The new method sheds light on processe...

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A CNIO research project to reactivate the immune system in cases of melanoma secures funding from 'la Caixa' Foundation

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

The Melanoma Group headed up by Marisol Soengas at the CNIO has received 500,000 euros in funding from the Health Research Programme of “La Caixa” Foundation, to describe the immune mechanisms tha...

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Researchers identify a mechanism that explains the recurrence of many lung infections

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

A team of researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has discovered that strains of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from patients are more persistent than labo...

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Thrombosis are one of the main complications associated with COVID-19

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Thrombosis, especially venous thrombosis, are one of the serious complications that can appear in patients affected by COVID-19. These complications, caused by an excessive activation of the immune sy...

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How we will defeat coronavirus

by Universitat Jaume I

Opinion article of Ferran Martinez-Garcia, Professor of Cellular Biology, Predepartmental Unit of Medicine, Universitat Jaume I

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