FAN1, a novel gene for hereditary colon cancer

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

The exhaustive study of one family, followed by the analysis of the gene in a series of more than 175 high-risk families and the functional study of the identified mutations, have proved the causal as...

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Descubren un nuevo mecanismo inmune contra el cáncer

by Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC

El equipo dirigido por la Dra. Almudena R Ramiro ha identificado un mecanismo por el cual el sistema inmune es capaz de reconocer células epiteliales que acumulan mutaciones y daño en el DNA, impidi...

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VHIR researchers validate a new therapeutic target for colorectal cancer treatment

by Vall d’Hebron

Nowadays there are few approved therapeutic agents to battle against colorectal cancer and the response rate for each drug product is lower than 30 %

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Diseñan nanopartículas que se 'despiertan' con luz ultravioleta para atacar al tumor

by Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Las nanopartículas se dirigen a los receptores de transferrina –proteína encargada de transportar hierro–, cuya sobreexpresión es 100 veces más alta en las células tumorales que en las sanas....

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Protein NBS1 is crucial for macrophage functional activity

by Universitat de Barcelona

The article published in the journal Blood provides new insights into the role that macrophages play in severe immunodeficiency in patients with Nijmegen breakage syndrome and similar diseases

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El tabaquismo prolongado acorta la longitud de los telómeros

by Universidad Complutense de Madrid

El consumo de tabaco a lo largo del tiempo influye en el acortamiento de los telómeros, sea cual sea la dosis diaria tomada por el fumador. Esta es la principal conclusión de un trabajo en el que pa...

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VHIR signs an agreement with Prous Institute to combat Parkinson’s Disease

by Vall d’Hebron

With this collaboration agreement, the aim of VHIR researchers, led by Dr. Miquel Vila and Dr. Marta Martínez-Vicente, is to assess the potential neuroprotective effects of novel autophagy-inducing p...

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A technique dating back to 1935 is recovered for cancer research in flies

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Scientists at IRB Barcelona publish the details of an old tissue transplant method for Drosophila melanogaster. This technique allows the study of tumour growth and tissue regeneration

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Discovery of a triple barrier that prevents cells from becoming cancerous

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

UAB researchers have identified for the first time a triple mechanism that stops mitosis when the integrity of the chromosomes is threatened. The activation of any of the three control pathways blocks...

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IDIBAPS participates in a 5.7M European project to improve knowledge on liver cancer

by IDIBAPS - Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer

This research initiative, coordinated by the University of Freiburg and in which ten European academic centers are involved, is part of Horizon 2020, the European Comission framework programme for res...

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New synthesis method imitates the way molecules were formed at the dawn of life

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Researchers from CSIC, with support from the UAB, have developed a method for synthesising organic molecules very selectively. This is a significant step forward since it replicates the formation of c...

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Demuestran que hay impacto genético de la madre gestante sobre el genoma del futuro bebé, aun en casos de ovodonación

by Universitat de València

“Este hallazgo nos muestra algo que ya sospechábamos por la coincidencia de algunos rasgos físicos entre madres e hijos de ovodonación; similitudes tan importantes que no podían ser solamente pr...

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