Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) is an institution engaged in basic and applied research at the interface between molecular and cell biology, computational and structural biology and chemistry, with experts in proteomics, genomics, biostatistics and advanced digital microscopy. The institute was created by the Government of Catalonia in October 2005 and is located at the Barcelona Science Park (Parc Científic de Barcelona - PCB). The director of the Institute is Prof. Joan J. Guinovart i Cirera and the adjunct director is Prof. Joan Massagué Solé. IRB Barcelona was recently named a "Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence" by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (2011), current Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

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Medical research

Identification of a determining factor in luminal cancer cells

The Translational Control of Cell Cycle and Differentiation Lab at IRB Barcelona, led by ICREA researcher Raúl Méndez, has published a study in the journal Science Advances that has identified a key factor in the development ...

Medical research

Biosynthetic capacity: The key to switch-off cancer stem cells

Tumours are not a uniform mass of cells. Colon cancers bear differentiated-like cells, similar to the functional cells of the intestinal wall, and pluripotent cells—the so-called tumour stem cells. The latter fuel tumour ...

Oncology & Cancer

Inhibition of p38 reduces the growth of lung tumors

One of the biggest challenges faced by biomedicine is the development of more selective and efficient cancer treatments. In 2018, 1.7 million people died from lung cancer worldwide, a number equivalent to the population of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic alterations caused by cancer therapies identified

Living implies change. This is what happens to the cells of our bodies as we grow older: They accumulate genetic alterations, most of which are harmless. However, in some specific cases, these mutations can affect certain ...

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