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Thursday November 24th, 2016

Simvastatin can lengthen the survival of patients with cirrhosis

Gastroenterology has published a clinical trial promoted and coordinated by Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS where it is shown that the addition of simvastatin to standard therapy in patients with cirrhosis can lengthen their survival. The article is signed by, among others, Dr. Jaume Bosch, hepatologist at Clínic and head of the research team Liver hemodynamics and portal hypertension of IDIBAPS; Dr. Juan Carlos García-Pagán and Juan González-Abraldes, from the same research group, and Dr. Fernando Torres, director of the IDIBAPS medical statistics platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday November 23rd, 2016

Successful participation in the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of IDIBAPS

Last Friday, November 18th, the celebration of the 20th anniversary of IDIBAPS was held. About 300 people gathered in the inner courtyard Beatriu de Pinós to listen to the speeches of Ramon Gomis, director of IDIBAPS, Francesc Subirada, general director of Research, Josep M. Campistol, general director of Hospital Clínic, Jaume Reventós, responsible of the Operations and Institutional Relations Department of the General Directorate of Research and Innovation of the Department of Health and Elías Campo, research director of Hospital Clínic and director of the Clinic Foundation for Biomedical Research.

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Tuesday November 22nd, 2016

Stents, a good alternative for patients who until now had surgery as their only option

The New England Journal of Medicine has reported a study showing that some patients with coronary artery disease treated with stents coated with everolimus get the same three year survival than those undergoing bypass. In particular, it is people who suffer mild or moderate disease located in the left main coronary artery. Two researchers from the Clinic are authors of the study: Dr. Manel Sabaté, head of the Cardiology Department, who has also been the spanish coordinator, and Dr. José Luis Pomar, cardiac surgeon at the same hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday November 17th, 2016

Clinic-IDIBAPS researchers identify that the epigenetic history of lymphoma predicts its clinical course

A study published in the journal Cancer Cell  deciphers for the first time the epigenome of mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer derived from B lymphocytes, the cells of the immune system responsible for producing antibodies. The research reveals in detail the epigenetic history of lymphoma. On the one hand, it identifies the cell of origin and, on the other, it reveals that the more the epigenome of tumor cells evolves, the more aggressive the patient’s clinical course is. In addition, researchers discover that three-dimensional DNA conformation changes in lymphomas and leads to the activation of cancer genes. Dr. Iñaki Martín-Subero has coordinated the study. He is researcher at the University of Barcelona and at the Molecular Mechanisms of Lymphoid Neoplasms IDIBAPS research group, led by Dr. Elías Campo.

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Wednesday November 16th, 2016

New gene-editing technology partially restores vision in blind animals

Salk Institute researchers, in collaboration, among others, with researchers from Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS and the Universidad Católica San Antonio  de Murcia, have discovered a holy grail  for gene editing: the ability to, for the first time, insert DNA at a target location into the non-dividing cells that make up the majority of adult organs and tissuess. The technique, which the team showed was able to partially restore visual responses in blind rodents, will open new avenues for basic research and a variety of treatments, such as for retinal, heart and neurological diseases. The study, led by Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisúa-Belmonte, a professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory, has been published today in the journal Nature.

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Monday November 14th, 2016

Physicians from the Psychiatry and Psychology Department of Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS, awarded at the SEPB congress

Physicians and researchers from the Psychiatry and Psychology Department of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, IDIBAPS and CIBERSAM have been awarded by the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (SEPB) within the Research Excellence Program. It was during the XIX Spanish National Congress of Psychiatry held last October in Palma de Mallorca. Dr. Eduard Parellada received the SEPB Reference Investigator Prize and Dr. Íria Grande, the SEPB Young Investigator Prize.

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