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Wednesday June 07th, 2017

A small group of neurons modulates the amount of insulin that the pancreas must produce

The brain is key in the regulation of appetite, body weight and metabolism. Specifically, there is a small group of hypothalamus neurons, called POMC, that detect and integrate signals that inform on the energy state of the organism and activate the appropriate physiological responses. These neurons are sensitive to fluctuations in nutrients such as glucose, fatty acids and amino acids.

Now, a research project co-chaired by Marc Claret, at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute – IDIBAPS, and Antonio Zorzano, at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), both members of the CIBERDEM network, reveals the connection between POMC neurons at the hypothalamus and the release of insulin by the pancreas and describes new molecular mechanisms involved in this connection. The researchers publish the study in Cell Metabolism and the first authors are Sara Ramírez and Alicia G. Gómez-Valadés, both at IDIBAPS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday April 04th, 2017

Ramon Gomis, Honorary Doctorate from the URV

Last Friday, March 31, Ramon Gomis de Barbarà, director of IDIBAPS, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Universitat Rovira i Virigili  (URV) for his contribution to biomedical research in the field of diabetes, obesity and nutrition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday February 07th, 2017

Scientists discover that non-coding RNA regulates the expression of key genes in diabetes

Researchers at IDIBAPS and the Imperial College London publish a study in which they have discovered that RNA sequences that do not encode for proteins play a key role in the expression of certain genes in the beta cells of the pancreas. These genes are known to be involved in the development of different forms of diabetes. Dr. Jorge Ferrer, head of the team Genomic Programming of Beta Cells and Diabetes at IDIBAPS and at the Imperial College London and researcher at the Networked Biomedical Research Center for Diabetes and Associetaed Metabolic Diseases (CIBERDEM), coordinates this study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday November 22nd, 2016

The European Parliament hosts a conference to promote diabetes research in Europe

On Wednesday 16 November the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) organized a round table in the European Parliament to discuss about the future of research on the disease in the European Union. The event was part of World Diabetes Day, celebrated on November 14th, and was hosted by the Catalan Member of the European Parliament Ernest Maragall. At the event attended Anna Novials, team leader of Pathogenesis and prevention of diabetes IDIBAPS and member of the EASD-EU committee, which works to positively influence the decisions of Parliament European funding on R & D in diabetes in Europe.

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Friday September 09th, 2016

The book Sketching Diabetes IDIBAPS arrives to the Public Libraries of Catalonia

Last April the book Sketching Diabetis IDIBAPS, an original initiative of scientific disclosure made by the IDIBAPS through Astra Zeneca Chair in Diabetes Innovation, was released. Now, the book comes to the society through the donation of 50 copies to the Public Libraries of Catalonia.

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Friday May 06th, 2016

Joel Montané is awarded with the Jose Antonio Hedo Prize from the Spanish Society of Diabetes

The Foundation of the Spanish Diabetes Society has awarded the Jose Antonio Hedo Prize on young basic research to Dr. Joel Montané, reasearcher at the the Pathogenesis and Prevention of Diabetes IDIBAPS group, for his scientific career in the field of diabetes. This group, which belongs to the Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Diseases (CIBERDEM) from CIBER, is led by Dr. Anna Novials and aims to generate new knowledge about the mechanisms of pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes.

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