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  • August 13, 2015

    IDIBAPS researchers review the latest advances on community-acquired pneumonia

    The prestigious journal The Lancet publishes a seminar on community-acquired pneumonia written by IDIBAPS researchers. The article reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of this disease in an exhaustive way. The work is led by Dr. Antoni Torres, pulmonologist at Hospital Clínic, head of the IDIBAPS team Applied research in infectious respiratory diseases, critically ill patients and lung cancer, UB professor and coordinator of the CIBERES pneumonia program. Dr. Elena Prina and Dr. Otavio Ranzan, from the same IDIBAPS team, have also participated in the review.

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  • July 30, 2015

    Dr. Marc Claret receives a BBVA Foundation Grant for Researchers and Culture Creators

    Dr. Marc Claret, head of the IDIBAPS group Neural Control of Metabolism, has received one of 63 BBVA Foundation Grants to Researchers and Culture Creators in the 2015 edition. The project of Dr. Claret is focused in finding molecular alterations in certain brain circuits, specifically in the hypothalamus, involved in the development of obesity and diabetes.

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  • July 29, 2015

    Eduard Vieta, honorary doctorate from the University of Valencia

    Dr. Eduard Vieta, head of the Psychiatry and Psychology department at Hospital Clínic and head of the IDIBAPS research group Biological bases of psychiatric disorders and nuclear psychiatry, will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Valencia (UV) as recently approved by the Governing Council of the university. Together with Dr. Vieta, Amelia Valcárcel, Paul Preston, Josep Fontana, Saskia Sassen, Josep Massot, Dale W. Jorgenson and Adriano Piattelli, will also be invested. Dr. Vieta is also Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Barcelona and Director of the Bipolar Research Program of the Networked Biomedical Research Center on Mental Diseases (CIBERSAM). He has co-edited, together with Dr. Francesc Colom, the "Psychoeducation manual for bipolar disorder", which was published in Chinese in 2014.

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  • July 29, 2015

    Researchers from IDIBAPS and Hospital Clínic, awarded in the VHIR Health Innovation Contest

    Doctors and researchers from Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS were awarded in the second Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) Health Innovation Contest. The first prize in the Healthcare Practice Innovation category was given to the project "Development of a surgical device for sutureless vascular anastomosis" led by Dr. Jordi Descarrega, third year resident at the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department of the Hospital Clinic. In the Biomedical Research Innovation category, the second prize was to the project "Liver on a Chip" led by Dr. Jordi Gracia-Sancho, Ramón y Cajal Researcher in the Liver hemodynamics and portal hypertension IDIBAPS team.

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  • July 27, 2015

    Begins a clinical trial of a new technique to treat Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica

    The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has approved a clinical trial in humans with an Antigen-Specific therapy with dendritic cells, a pioneering technique for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) in a more effective way and with fewer side effects. Dr. Pablo Villoslada, head of the IDIBAPS group Pathogenesis and new treatments in multiple sclerosis, and Dr. Daniel Benitez, researcher at the Inflammatory bowel disease IDIBAPS team, coordinate this trial led by the Hospital Clinic and driven by the Multiple Sclerosis Affected Group Foundation (GAEM) and "la Caixa" Foundation.

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