The University of Barcelona is one of the highest-ranking Spanish universities in the main international research league tables. Its researchers are cited in the most prestigious international research journals.
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A team led by Dr Pere Roca Cusachs, professor from the Department of Physiological Sciences I at the Faculty of Medicine of the UB and researcher from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), affiliated centre with the campus of international excellence HUBc, has described, on a study published on the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), how cells use two molecules, talin and alpha-actinin, to connect with and transmit forces to their surroundings.
The journal Accounts of Chemical Research, which has a profound impact on Chemistry and other related sciences, publishes on its current issue the article “Anion Transporters and Biological Systems”, signed by Professor Ricardo Pérez Tomás, from the Department of Pathology and Experimental Therapy of the Faculty of Medicine at the Bellvitge Health Sciences Campus, Roberto Quesada, from the Department of Chemistry of the Sciences Faculty at the University of Burgos, and Philip A. Gale, from the University of Southampton, in the United Kingdom.