Friday July 3rd, 2015

Researchers from IDIBAPS and Hospital Clínic create the first application containing all the available knowledge on Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers from IDIBAPS and Hospital Clinic of Barcelona have created the first ontology that contains knowledge about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to advance in translational and clinical research about this disease. This tool allows gathering useful information about the treatments or diseases associated with MS which can be found both in scientific articles and medical records. In the study, coordinated by Dr. Pablo Villoslada, head of the IDIBAPS group Pathogenesis and new treatments in multiple sclerosis, Dr. Xavier Pastor and Dr. Raimundo Lozano form the Medical Informatics Unit of Hospital Clinic, and Dr. Albert Saiz, from the Neurology Department at the hospital, have participated.

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Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Researchers from IDIBAPS and Hospital Clínic awarded for the best communication on basic Gastroenterology at the SEPD Congress

A study conducted by researchers from IDIBAPS and Hospital Clinic of Barcelona has received the Arias Vallejo prize for the best communication in Basic Gastroenterology presented at the LXXIV Annual Congress of the Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology (SEPD). This prize is awarded by the Digestive System Spanish Foundation (FEAD). Sergi Guixé-Muntet and Dr. Jordi Gracia-Sancho, researchers at the Liver hemodynamics and portal hypertension IDIBAPS team, are the first and last authors, respectively. Doctors Sergi Vila, Carmen Peralta, Juan Carlos Garcia-Pagan and Jaume Bosch have also participated in the study entitled “Role of autophagy in endothelial hepatic ischemia and reperfusion”.

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Tuesday June 23rd, 2015

Dr. Antoni Sisó awarded by the Spanish Society of Primary Care for his research career

The Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (semFYC) has awarded Dr. Antoni Sisó in the category of “Trajectory Research in Primary Care” during the semFYC Congress held on 11-13 June in Gijón. The semFYC awards are granted annually to recognize specialists’ career in Primary Care in several areas such as universities, innovation, education or research.

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Tuesday June 16th, 2015

IDIBAPS launches the first biobank with ancient DNA from human samples

The August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) launches the world’s first biobank with ancient DNA from human samples, thanks to the collaboration with the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) and the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona (MNAT ). Dr. Ramon Gomis, Director of IDIBAPS, Dr. Joan Gomez Pallarès, director of the ICAC, Mr. Francesc Tarrats, director of MNAT, and Mr. Joan Pluma, General Director of Archives, Libraries, Museums and Heritage of the Generalitat de Catalunya, have presented today this collaboration between two catalan research centres (CERCA institutes).

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Friday June 12th, 2015

Hospital Clinic will coordinate the validation of an european ‘app’ to better monitor HIV patients

Researchers from the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona participate in the development and subsequent validation of an application for mobile devices that will facilitate monitoring of HIV patients and the doctor-patient communication. In the European project EmERGE, Hospital Clinic will validate the use of a mHealth platform in a study with 4,000 patients across Europe, 1.000 of whom will be participants of this center. The project, launched last May 6th and coordinated by the University of Sussex (UK), is part of Horizon 2020, the European Comission framework programme for research and innovation, it is endowed with a budget of 6 million euros and includes the participation of several European institutions.

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Dr. Elías Campo recieves the Eugenio Rodriguez Pascual Award for his contributions to diagnosis and cancer therapy

Dr. Elias Campo, Research Director of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Head of the Human and experimental functional oncomorphology IDIBAPS team and full professor of anatomical pathology at the University of Barcelona (UB), has been recieved the Eugenio Rodriguez Pascual Award for his contributions to diagnosis and cancer therapy. In particular, for his research about mantle cell lymphoma and laryngeal cancer. The award was presented by the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Alfonso Alonso, in a ceremony held last June 10th at the Casino de Madrid.

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