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  • February 7, 2017

    Scientists discover that non-coding RNA regulates the expression of key genes in diabetes

    Researchers at IDIBAPS and the Imperial College London publish a study in which they have discovered that RNA sequences that do not encode for proteins play a key role in the expression of certain genes in the beta cells of the pancreas. These genes are known to be involved in the development of different forms of diabetes. Dr. Jorge Ferrer, head of the team Genomic Programming of Beta Cells and Diabetes at IDIBAPS and at the Imperial College London and researcher at the Networked Biomedical Research Center for Diabetes and Associetaed Metabolic Diseases (CIBERDEM), coordinates this study published in the journal Cell Metabolism.

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  • February 2, 2017

    Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS coordinates a European project to obtain a functional cure for HIV with immunotherapy

    The IDIBAPS and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona lead a European project aimed at changing the current paradigm of HIV treatment by obtaining a functional cure. The main goal is to control HIV replication over long periods of time or throughout life without antiretroviral treatment. Dr. Felipe Garcia, senior consultant of the Infectious Diseases Department at Hospital Clínic and researcher of the IDIBAPS team on Infectious Diseases and AIDS, coordinates this study called HIVACAR. This initiative is part of the European research and innovation framework program Horizon 2020, has a total budget of 6.7 million euro and 14 institutions will participate, among clinical and research centers and European companies. In Spain, the other participating institutions are the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute, the National Center for Biotechnology (CNB-CSIC) and the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).

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  • January 27, 2017

    IDIBAPS researchers review recent advances in rapid and effective treatment of depression

    Drs. Francesc Artigas and Analía Bortolozzi, researchers of the team of Neuropharmacology and Experimental Neuropathology in the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) and the IIBB-CSIC, have just published a "Hot Topic" article in the first issue of 2017 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, one of the most prestigious in the field of Psychiatry and Neuropharmacology. This section of the journal, published at the beginning of each year, collects significant advances recently produced in the field. The article briefly reviews the advances made by the group in the development of new experimental strategies for a more rapid and effective treatment of depression through the use of interfering RNA molecules conjugated to serotonin reuptake inhibitors. These advances were published in the journals Molecular Psychiatry and Traslational Psychiatry and show that these conjugates produce an antidepressant effect faster than the conventional drugs in experimental models, which means a remarkable advance with a possible therapeutic application. Article reference: Therapeutic Potential of Conjugated siRNAs for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder Artigas F, Bortolozzi A. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2017 Jan;42(1):371. doi: 10.1038/npp.2016.182.

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  • January 26, 2017

    Scientists at Salk Institute have made breakthroughs in the integration of human cells into embryos of a different species

    Scientists at Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California have made breakthroughs on multiple fronts in the race to integrate pluripotent stem cells from one species into the early-stage development of another. This will allow to study the embryonic development of an organism, diseases, test new therapeutic drugs and the possibly grow transplantable. Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisúa, professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory, leads this study published in today’s issue of the journal Cell. Dr. Josep M. Campistol, CEO and nephrologist in Hospital Clínic and researcher in IDIBAPS, and scientists from the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM), the Pedro Guillén Foundation, the CEMTRO Clinic in Madrid and the University of Murcia, have also participated.

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  • January 25, 2017

    Josep Dalmau, Chair of the new Autoimmune Neurology Section in the American Academy of Neurology

    Dr. Josep Dalmau, ICREA Professor of IDIBAPS, where he leads the Group Pathogenesis of autoimmune neuronal disorders, and consultant of the Neurology Department of Hospital Clínic, has been named Chair of the Autoimmune Neurology Section in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). It is a newly created section that wants to differentiate itself from the classic concept of neuroimmunology, more linked to other types of diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. The founders of the section are Drs. Sean Pittock, of the Mayo Clinic, and Jeffrey Gelfand, of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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Events

  • Tuesday, 09/26/2017 · Neuroscience Seminar

    Sergio Amaro // Elena Hernández Martínez

    Blood brain barrier disruption in acute ischemic stroke: assessment with perfusion neuroimaging and clinical relevance // Multimodal assessment of visual pathway: an opportunity to understand and monitor MS?
    Day:
    09/26/2017
    Place:
    Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS CEK Building Rosselló 149-153
    Schedule:
    15:00
  • Wednesday, 09/27/2017 · IDIBAPS Core Facility Seminar

    Guillermo Horga

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry University of Columbia

    Computational approaches to understand the neural mechanisms of psychosis. Evidence from fMRI, PET and behavioural studies
    Day:
    09/27/2017
    Place:
     Esteve Auditorium IDIBAPS CEK Building Rosselló 149-153
    Schedule:
    15:00
  • Wednesday, 10/04/2017 · Liver seminars

    Rajiv Jalan

    professor of hepatology at Unversitiy College London

    Acute on chronic liver failure
    Day:
    10/04/2017
    Place:
    IiSGM Auditorium  c/ O’Donnell 48, Madrid. Live streaming to IDIBAPS - Esteve Auditorium CEK Building Rosselló 149-153
    Schedule:
    16:00

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