October 6, 2014
On 30 September, as part of the "Big Bang Data" exposition at the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), Dr. Albert Compte, head of the IDIBAPS team Theoretical Neurobiology of Cortical Circuits and Dr. Jaime de la Rocha, researcher at the same group, taught the workshop "Helping to decipher the brain? Large-scale projects to decipher the brain". The participants in this activity were able to see firsthand which tools are available for investigators in neurosciences and the use of large databases for advanced research in this field. They also contributed, through different applications, to know a little better how the brain works.
October 6, 2014
Calreticulin mutations help diagnose occult myeloproliferative neoplasms in patients with splanchnic vein thrombosis
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (Fildadelfia chromosome-negative) are the most common cause of splanchnic vein thrombosis, but they are often masked. A study led by IDIBAPS has found that screening for mutations in the gene encoding calreticulin (CALR) increases the number of diagnoses of this type of cancer and may reduce the need for additional studies, such as bone marrow biopsy, in some patients. This is the first study to evaluate the frequency of these mutations in a large number of patients.
September 23, 2014
The August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) held on Saturday 20th September its first public workshop on urban natural drawing (sketching). The initiative promoted by IDIBAPS in collaboration with the Drawing on Location School was successful both in organization and participation. One hundred talented people for drawing and curiosity for science and an organizing a team of thirty people, gathered in this original open day.
September 23, 2014
A group of researchers from IDIBAPS headed by Dr. Manuel Morales-Ruiz, from the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics department at Hospital Clínic and member of the IDIBAPS team Pathophysiology and treatment of ascites and altered renal function in liver cirrosis, have found the mechanism by which Akt1, an enzyme involved in the growth, survival and vascular tone of endothelial cells, promotes angiogenesis. The study has been carried out in collaboration with Yale University and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal. In this paper has also participated Dr. Juan Rodriguez Vita, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Morales’ group hired through the BIOTRACK Programme, an IDIBAPS project to incorporate postdoctoral researchers funded by the European Commission through the Marie Curie Actions (COFUND category).
September 19, 2014
IDIBAPS has reformed the installations at Còrsega Street with funds of the Astra Zeneca Chair in Diabetes Innovation
The Astra Zeneca Chair in Diabetes Innovation has funded the refurbishment of the IDIBAPS facilities at 180 Còrsega Street to adapt some of the areas for translational research related to the improvement of the clinical practice. Several of the activities of Dr. Emili Ros, Dr. Josep Vidal and Dr. Anna Novials research teams are located in these facilities, although they are open and accessible to all groups at IDIBAPS.
Monday, 11/17/2014 · IDIBAPS SEMINAR
Chief Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism University Hospital Basel Petersgraben 4 CH-4031 Basel (Switzerland)
Targeting inflammation in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: time to start
- Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS-CEK Building c. Rosselló 149-153, Barcelona