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Number 140 - 28 April 2015

When genes are expressed in reverse: Discovered a regulatory mechanism of antisense DNA

A study published by the Genetics and Cancer Biology group at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides new clues to understand the functions of antisense DNA  and its alterations in cancer

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Cannabis Consumers Show Greater Susceptibility to False Memories

A study by researchers at the Hospital de Sant Pau and IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona demonstrates for the first time that cannabis users have less activity in the hippocampus, a key structure linked to the storage of memories. The results of work in which they have used neuroimaging techniques, have been published Molecular Psychiatry.

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Manel Esteller awarded the Dr. Josep Trueta Medal of Health Merit of the Generalitat of Catalonia

Manel Esteller, Director of the Program for Epigenetics and Cancer Biology of IDIBELL, ICREA Research Professor and at the University of Barcelona has been awarded the Josep Trueta Medal of Heath Merit of the Generalitat of Catalonia. This award was created to honor individuals and entities who have excelled significantly for services rendered in order to progress and improving health.

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Identified a novel therapeutic target for type of colorectal cancer with poor prognosis

Researchers at the Hospital del Mar Institute of Medical Research (IMIM) in collaboration with researchers from IDIBELL and the Catalan Institute of Oncology have identified a new way of treating colorectal cancer. In the study published in the journal Science Signaling researchers have shown that inhibition of endosomal activity is a potential therapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancers with mutated BRAF gene. 

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Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Leadership Award on Research 2015of the Academy for Eating Disorders

The group leader pf the Biomedical Research Center in Red-Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition, who heads the unit Disorders Eating Disorders at the University Hospital of Bellvitge and who is is part of the research group in Psychiatry at the IDIBELL, has received this recognition, awarded by the Academy for Eating Disorders, the largest international scientific society in the field of Eating Disorders, for his extensive work in this field.

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Supercomputing for biomedical research

On April 21st the director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Francesc Subirada and the head of its Department of Life Sciences, Modesto Orozco, delivered a seminar at IDIBELL to publicize the resources that their center can provide to IDIBELL researchers as well as new opportunities for collaboration.

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Previous news
Researchers discover an inactive tumor suppressor gene in lung cancer
IDIBELL participates in a program led by ICFO to develop new clinical tools through photonics
The director of IDIBELL, Jaume Reventós, at the second charity dinner of AECC Tarragona
Olga Torres Foundation funds a research project in colon cancer IDIBELL
Prolonged exposure to certain pesticides and detergents increase the risk of lymphoma
Jesús Fernández-Crespo: ''We will succeed when we align what we want to be with how we want to get it''
UB-led study describes the cause of aortic stiffness in Marfan syndrome
Researcher Eduard Montanya awarded the Prize Alberto Sols 2015
ONCE and IDIBELL collaborating on a project on hereditary blindness
The XIV International Course of Gynecologic Surgery Robotic surgery broadcasts live in 3D
Events and meetings
IDIBELL Seminars. José Lozano: ''Spatiotemporal regulation of kinase suppressor of RAS (KSR)''
Ara - Els consumidors de cànnabis tendeixen a tenir falsos records
El Periódico de Catalunya - Reflexiones desde un congreso
El Punt Avui Presència - Lluita contra el càncer
Gaceta Médica - Inhibir l’acidificaci6 dels endosomes en CCR
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