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Thursday April 02nd, 2009

The Translational Research Group on Liver Cancer Receives the AACR INNOVATOR Award

Dr. Josep Maria Llovet The American Association of Cancer Research has awarded Dr. Josep Maria Llovet of the IDIBAPS Liver Cancer team with the 2009 Landon Foundation – AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration in Cancer Research. This prestigious award provides funding for large lines of collaborative research in cancer.

The translational research group led by Dr. Llovet is a paradigm of collaboration in network, as it takes part in many initiatives, such as the CIBER on Liver and Digestive Diseases (CIBERehd) and the HCC Genomic Project international consortium. Dr. Llovet himself combines his responsibilities as professor of ICREA research at the IDIBAPS and as director of the HCC Research Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

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Wednesday April 01st, 2009

Activation of the Prefrontal Cortex Improves Working Memory

Dr. Albert Compte leads the study on working memory

Working memory or short-term memory is related to the ability to pass intelligence tests and is stored in the parietal cortex. However, the role of other areas of the cortex which are activated during use of visual memory is poorly understood. An IDIBAPS team has programmed a complex virtual system that simulates a network of neurons, according to which the prefrontal cortex reinforces the activation of the parietal cortex. This makes is possible to increase the working-memory capacity when necessary. This hypothesis is confirmed by functional magnetic resonance data.

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Thursday March 26th, 2009

Online Encounter With Dr. Elias Campo

El Dr. Elies Campo ha estat avui al xat de Diario MédicoDr. Elias Campo, director of the Center for Biomedical Diagnosis (CDB) of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona was invited today, 26 March, to the “Encuentros Digitales” chat section of Diario Médico, an open participation space, where he answered the questions posed by the online users of this specialist publication. You can access the transcription of the chat via the following link: Diario Médico.

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Tuesday March 17th, 2009

Science, Technology and IDIBAPS at Saló de l’Ensenyament 2009

Virtual Olympics al Salo de l'Ensenyament
This year’s edition of Saló de l’Ensenyament is being held from 18 to 22 March. This fair is already a classic event for those who have not yet decided what to study in the future or who want to broaden their education. The fair provides the most complete range of resources for taking decisions, with representatives from many areas of teaching, such as secondary education, vocational training, university studies, complementary studies, languages, occupational training and education services.

Of note is the creation of the Science and Technology Zone, which opens a door onto the work of universities, research centers, businesses, technological associations, etc. The aim of this area is to provide a close-up view of the results of scientific research and technological innovation. IDIBAPS is present at the EventLab stand, where you will find representatives of the Systems Neuroscience team led by María V. Sánchez-Vives.

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Monday March 09th, 2009

The Journals PNAS and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Acknowledge the Work of the Researchers of Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS

Articles reconeguts a PNAS i Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The number and quality of the articles signed by researchers from Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS continues to grow. There have been 2 recent examples of how this work has been receiving considerable international recognition.

First, the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) dedicated a 2-page illustrated commentary on the print edition of an article that appeared online in mid-January. This underlines the relevance of the results presented in the article, which described the efficacy of CD5 protein to treat septic shock caused by fungi. This study was carried out in collaboration with Hospital del Mar, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and East Tennessee State University and, together with previous complementary research by the team, could become the first effective response to fungal and bacterial septic shock. The study was coordinated by Dr. Francisco Lozano and the main authors were Dr. Jorge Vera and Dr. Rafael Fenutria.

Also, the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, one of the most important journals worldwide in the area of gastroenterology, has congratulated the authors of research published in September 2008. The article became the 11th most viewed online through Sciencedirect. This study on the treatment of gastric vascular lesions was signed by Dr. Samuel Herrera and Dr. Josep M. Bordas (main authors) and by Dr. Antoni Castells.

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Thursday March 05th, 2009

IDIBAPS Receives Accreditation as a Health Care Research Institute from the Ministry of Science and Innovation

L'IDIBAPS, acreditat pel IIS

Accreditations for Health Care Research Institutes were awarded for the first time at an event held today at the Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid. The Institute d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) – Hospital Clínic, Barcelona was the first center to be accredited and this fact has now been formalized. A further 3 Catalan centers have now joined IDIBAPS – the research institutes of the Vall d’Hebron, Bellvitge and Germans Trias i Pujol hospitals. Apart from the 4 Catalan hospitals, the Biomedicine Institute of Seville (IBIS) has also been accredited.

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