Wednesday February 28th, 2018

Hospital Clínic, Mobile World Capital Barcelona and AIS Channel present the first technological operating theatre with remote assistance as part of 5GBarcelona

Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and Mobile World Capital Barcelona have presented today, as part of the GSMA Mobile World Congress, a pilot project that will make it possible to provide remote assistance for surgical procedures in real time. Josep M. Campistol, managing director of  Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Carlos Grau, managing director of MWCapital, and Antonio de Lacy, head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Deaprtment at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the founder of AIS Channel, took part in the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday February 22nd, 2018

Virtual reality improves empathy in abusers

Researchers from IDIBAPS and the University of Barcelona have developed a virtual reality system so that men who have committed a crime of gender violence can put themselves in the role of the victim. In the study, publiched in Scientific Reports, the authors show that men who commit domestic violence have a deficit in emotion recognition and that the virtual experience can improve their recognition of emotions.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday January 24th, 2018

Fourth call of the PhD4MD biomedical research training programme for medical doctors

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute  (IDIBAPS), the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) have launched the fourth call of the training programme “PhD for Medical Doctors – PhD4MD”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday January 23rd, 2018

Researchers identify a protein that keeps metastatic breast cancer cells dormant

The time needed for breast cancer metastases (secondary lesions caused by cells that have escaped from the original tumour) to develop varies between patients, and little is known about the mechanisms that govern latency (the dormant state of cells that have already spread through the body). A study headed by ICREA researcher Roger Gomis at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has identified the genes involved in the latent asymptomatic state of breast cancer metastases. The work sheds light on the molecular basis underlying how the expression of certain genes facilitates the spread of metastatic lesions. Dr. Aleix Prat, Head of the Clinical Oncology Department at Hospital Clínic and of the Translational genomics and targeted therapeutics in solid tumors research team at IDIBAPS, has participated in this study. Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday December 29th, 2017

El Dr. Ricard Cervera, Presidente de Honor del 5th Latin American Congress of Autoimmunity


Los pasados 26 al 29 de noviembre tuvo lugar en Cancún (Mèxic) el 5th Latin American Congress of Autoimmunity, el encuentro más importante de los especialistas de los laboratorios de inmunidad y de los clínicos de las principales especializades relacionadas con las enfermedades autoinmunes. Este año, el congreso ha contado con el Dr. Ricard Cervera, Jefe del Servicio de Enfermedades Autoinmunes (ICMiD), como Presidente de Honor, junto con el Dr. Yehuda Schoenfeld de Israel.

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Saturday December 16th, 2017

A new combination of antibiotics allows treating 60% of hospital-acquired pneumonia

A study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases shows the ability of a new antibiotic (ceftazimida-avibactam) to treat hospital-acquired pneumonia, including ventilation-associated pneumonia. It has similar efficacy to one of the most used type of antibiotics in the treatment of this infection, carbapenems, but has the advantage of overcoming problems derived from its administration, such as the resistance of certain bacteria. Dr. Antoni Torres, Head of the Respiratory Intensive Surveillance Unit (UVIR) of the Hospital Clínic and head of the IDIBAPS team on Applied research in infectious respiratory diseases, critically ill patients and lung cancer, is the principal investigator of the study and first author of the article. Read the rest of this entry »

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