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Tuesday April 02nd, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday March 05th, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday February 20th, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday January 03rd, 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

Researchers from IDIBAPS and CRG, awarded with an ERC Synergy grant to unravel chronic lymphocytic leukemia

The European Research Council (ERC) today announced the results of the 2018 Synergy Grants call for proposals. The aim of Synergy Grants is to address ambitious research questions that can only be answered by the coordinated work of a small group of two to four principal investigators and their teams, bringing together their complementary skills, knowledge and resources. The ultimate goal of the scheme is to give support to a close collaborative interaction that will enable transformative research at the forefront of science, capable of yielding groundbreaking or even unpredictable scientific results and/or cross-fertilizing disciplines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday September 19th, 2018

Sleep apnea could favour tumor growth at young ages

A scientific study led by researchers at Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, the University of Barcelona and the CIBERES, conducted with animal models, states that sleep apnea can favour lung cancer growth in young individuals. Aging would be a protecting factor against the fast tumor development, induced by this sleep alteration. Read the rest of this entry »

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