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Geneticist Gemma Marfany

The geneticist Gemma Marfany has been awarded for her dissemination work

Gemma Marfany, IBUB researcher and professor at the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics of the UB, has published several books of scientific dissemination about forensic DNA and aging genetics, and has participated in television and radio programs and in numerous interviews for newspapers. She currently has a weekly section on digital El Nacional, where

17th edition of Live Research Fair

The 17th edition of Live Research Fair organized by the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) and Obra Social la Caixa, will gather eleven research groups from Catalan institutions to create a communication space for science and society –beyond the academic and research atmosphere- and promote scientific vocations among youngsters. This year, two IBUB research groups have

IBUB participates in the III Encuentro QuinteScience

QuinteScience is a youth association made up of science students, young researchers and science professionals from all over Spain. It has a particular interest in the life sciences, but it also includes mathematicians, physicists, or engineers. Their third national congress, called “III Encuentro QuinteScience” (EQS), will take place in Barcelona this March, from Friday the

Cell Metabolism

The IBUB research group leaded by professor F. Villarroya reports that CXCL14 protein is secreted by brown adipose tissue and has beneficial effects in obesity and diabetis

This new study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, with Dr Rubén Cereijo and Dr. Aleix Gavaldà-Navarro as first authors, notes that this protein is synthetized by the brown adipose tissue and can activate anti-inflammatory activity cells –M2 type macrophages- that produce a beneficial effect in the organism, particularly in metabolic diseases such as obesity

Caixa Impulse 2018 awarded 3 UB-Fund. Bosch i Gimpera projects led by IBUB researchers

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“La Caixa” Banking Foundation finances the research project led by Dr. Ofelia Martínez-Estrada about new therapies to repair the heart after an infarct

The “la Caixa” Bank Foundation finances the project “Dissection of the functional role of epicardial metabolism during the development of the heart and the repair after myocardial infarction” in its first call for Research and Health. This research project is led by Dr. Ofelia Martínez-Estrada from the University of Barcelona-Bosch i Gimpera Foundation and member

Award from the Catalan Nutrition Center of the Institute for Catalan studies to researcher Ana Ceicilia Ho Palma’s doctoral thesis.

Award from the Catalan Nutrition Center of the Institute for Catalan studies to researcher Ana Ceicilia Ho Palma’s doctoral thesis The researcher Ana Cecilia Ho Palma, member of the IBUB Research Group Nitrogen-Obesity of the UB, has been awarded the CCNIEC-Fundació Eroski Prize in the new award edition given by the Catalan Nutrition Center of

Bru Cormand participes in first genetic map of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

An international study, focused on the analysis of the genome of more than 50,000 people worldwide, has identified twelve specific fragments of DNA related to the vulnerability of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, involves more than eighty authors among which are several Catalan researchers such as