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42nd Congress of SEBBM awards ceremony

The Spanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM) held its 42nd Congress, which took place 16-19 July, in Madrid. In total, 655 registered, 464 communications, 331 posters, 133 presentations and 21 companies stand formed a Congress that joined symposia, workshops, awards to young researchers, satellite activities, etc. The Institute of Biomedicine of the University

High-Fat Plus Fructose Diet Alters lipid metabolism in the liver

Una dieta rica en greixos i en fructosa altera la capacitat del fetge per metabolitzar els lípids, segons un estudi publicat a la revista Cell Metabolism, en què participen les professores Dolors Serra i Laura Herrero, de la Facultat de Farmàcia i Ciències de l’Alimentació i de l’Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona

IBUB researchers participate in the new edition of European Researcher’s Night

IBUB researchers participate in the new edition of European Researcher’s Night. Sandra Pérez-Torras PhD, Carles Galdeano PhD and Jaume Granell PhD will contribute to disseminate front-line research to a broad non-scientific audience. The European Researchers’ Night is an event that takes place every year at the same time in many European cities. The main aim

New article: the importance of glia-mediated ionic balance in the neural stem cell niche for proper neurogenesis, and consequently the correct assembly of neural circuits by Marta Morey PhD

This article highlights the importance of glia-mediated ionic balance in the neural stem cell niche for proper neurogenesis, and consequently the correct assembly of neural circuits. Abstact: Glial cells form part of the neural stem cell niche and express a wide variety of ion channels; however, the contribution of these channels to nervous system development

A new study considers methadone to be the most appropriate non-addictive opioid drug to treat chronic pain

Administrating methadone instead of morphine is he most indicated pharmacological treatment in the fight against chronic pain, according to a new article published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation –which counts on the participation of the experts Vicent Casadó, Estefania Moreno and Verònica Casado-Anguera, from the Molecular Neurobiology Research Group of the Faculty of Biology,

Defective glial cells linked to Parkinson’s disease

The team led by Antonella Consiglio, researcher at IBUB and IDIBELL and Àngel Raya, from CMR[B]-IDIBELL, have published the results of a study linking defective variants of human glial cells known as astrocytes with a build-up of a toxic protein, which is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s Disease. The study was published in the

2nd Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (MMCS) – Facing Novel Challenges in Drug Discovery – 15/05/2019 – 17/05/2019, Barcelona, Spain

The conference is organized by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Molecules and follows the very successful one-day meeting, Molecules Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (MMCS): Emerging Drug Discovery Approaches against Infectious Diseases, held in September 2017 at the School of Pharmacy and Food Sciences of the University of Barcelona, Spain, which turned out to be