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  • April 17, 2019

    A protein involved in cancer protects against muscle diseases

    Researchers from the IDIBAPS Research Institute have found that the protein known as ZEB1 have beneficial or deleterious effects depending on its levels and the tissue where is expressed. Previous studies from the same group had shown that the uncontrolled increase of ZEB1 contributes to the development of different types of cancers. However, the new studies from the group show that ZEB1 protects the muscle from atrophy and muscular dystrophy.

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  • April 2, 2019

    Anti-platelet therapy prevents the progression of fatty liver to liver cancer in animal models

    A study published in the journal Nature Medicine proposes a paradigm shift in the approach to steatohepatitis, the most advanced degree of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, one of the diseases responsible for the increase in the incidence of liver cancer.

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  • March 5, 2019

    Researchers at IDIBAPS describe how aging aggravates liver diseases

    IDIBAPS researchers have published a series of three studies in which describe the impact of aging on the liver biology and function, both in healthy individuals and in the context of different liver diseases. The works show that the progression and response to treatments is not the same in older people as in young people, demonstrating that aging causes a faster aggravation of liver disease and a worse response to therapies. In addition, it is described for the first time that the molecular signature of liver disease is different in older patients compared to young people.

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  • February 20, 2019

    Astrocytes play a key role in the survival of neurons

    Researchers from IDIBAPS have participated in a study led by the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) in which a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s has been identified. The study, published in Journal of Neuroscience, shows in a model of the illness in mice, that astrocytes –a type of cells in the brain- are able to release proteins that favour survival of neurons. According to the researchers, these results are a step forward in the understanding of the physiology of astrocytes, and they bring the chance to use this type of cells in therapeutic ways to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • January 3, 2019

    Graphene-based implant overcomes technical limitation to record brain activity at extremely low frequencies

    The body of knowledge about the human brain is growing exponentially, but questions big and small remain unanswered. Researchers have been using electrode arrays to record the brain’s electrical activity for decades, mapping activity in different brain regions to understand what it looks like when everything is working, and what is happening when it is not.

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Events

  • Wednesday, 04/24/2019 · IDIBAPS seminars

    Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne, PhD

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology. National University of Singapore

    Regulation of TCR and CAR signal transduction
    Day:
    04/24/2019
    Place:
    Aula Magna. School of medicine. University of Barcelona. C/Casanova 143, Barcelona
    Schedule:
    13:00
  • Wednesday, 04/24/2019 · IDIBAPS Liver seminar

    Christopher Rose, PhD

    Hepato-Neuro Laboratory, CRCHUM. Université de Montréal

    Hepatic encephalopathy
    Day:
    04/24/2019
    Place:
    Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS - CEK Building Rosselló 149-153, Barcelona
    Schedule:
    16:00
  • Thursday, 04/25/2019 · IDIBAPS In-house seminar

    Virginia Hernández-Gea, PhD

    IDIBAPS Researcher. Regulation of liver microcirculation in cirrhosis and in vascular liver disease

    Role of autophagy in liver fibrosis
    Day:
    04/25/2019
    Place:
    Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS - CEK Building Rosselló 149-153, Barcelona
    Schedule:
    15:00
  • Tuesday, 04/30/2019 · Neuroscience seminar

    Guillermo García Alías, PhD

    Neuroplasticity and Regeneration. UAB-INC

    Activity dependent plasticity in the injured spinal cord
    Day:
    04/30/2019
    Place:
    Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS - CEK Building Rosselló 149-153, Barcelona
    Schedule:
    15:00

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