Una molécula regula la distribución de las neuronas inhibidoras en el cerebro

by CSIC - Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

La Neuregulina-3 controla la formación de los circuitos inhibitorios de la corteza cerebral. Variaciones en el gen de esta molécula se asocian a enfermedades psiquiátricas como la esquizofrenia

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A scientific team describes a new molecular mechanism to fight bacterial infections

by Universitat de Barcelona

An international team led by the University if Barcelona has identified a new antibacterial mechanism that protects macrophages – defense cells in the immune system- from the infection of the bacter...

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Desarrollan una nueva metodología para el análisis de los procesos de splicing alternativo

by CIBER-BBN

El grupo de Nanobiosensores y Aplicaciones Bioanalíticas, que lidera la Prof. Laura Lechuga en el ICN2, ha desarrollado una metodología a través de un sensor nanofotónico (conocido como interferó...

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'In vivo’ reprogramming induces signs of telomere rejuvenation

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Cell dedifferentiation induced by reprogramming involves telomere elongation by telomerase. The changes observed in this process also occur during the early stages of tumour development

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A Nature study reinforces the contribution of S6K1 kinase in obesity and aging

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

EPRS phosphorylation mediates S6K1-dependent metabolic responses related to obesity and aging

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An optogenetic tool that directs cellular contractility using light

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

Researchers at IBEC have controlled the contractility of a group of epithelial cells using an optogenetic switch activated by light.

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El diseño de nuevos materiales emplea nanopartículas junto a moléculas con alta capacidad de autoensamblado que imitan la formación de membranas celulares

by Universidad de Córdoba

Una investigación de las Universidades de Córdoba, Complutense de Madrid y Münster encuentra la forma de producir nuevas estructuras artificiales a partir de nanopartículas de oro con característ...

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Adenoviruses and the immune system join forces against cancer

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

"We work with oncolytic adenoviruses, viruses that are modified to exclusively attack cancer cells without attacking normal tissue, like a targeted therapy", explains Carlos Fajardo, lead author of th...

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Meet Our Scientists. Marco Milán: 'Our relative the fly'

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

“Our relative the fly”, the eighth video in the series Meet Our Scientists, presents the work performed by ICREA Researcher Marco Milán, who leads the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at...

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Persiguiendo la conversión de venenos en tratamientos mediante la comprensión de la metamorfosis de las actinoporinas

by Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Las actinoporinas son proteínas tóxicas producidas por anémonas marinas. Su toxicidad se explica porque sufren una metamorfosis molecular que les permite integrarse en la membrana de las células y...

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How tumor cells hijack healthy cells to promote metastasis

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

In a study published today in Nature Cell Biology and supported by Obra Social “la Caixa”, researchers at IBEC have identified an interaction between two proteins that enables cancerous cells to u...

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A new methodology quickly reveals metabolic fluxes in cells

by Universitat Rovira i Virgili

A group of researchers from the URV, CIBERDEM and IRB Barcelona have developed a new methodology that uses nuclear magnetic resonance to study the metabolism. It is a tool that makes it possible to mo...

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