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CardioNet Working Group

On May 24, the Working Group on Basic Research and Clinical Translation (CardioNet) will meet. It will take place in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Biology, UB. If you are interested in attending, please contact the coordinator, Anna Planavila (aplanavila@ub.edu).

Call for travel grants to attend SSM14

This year the 14th Summer School on Medicines will be held from June 29 toJuly 5 in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. SSM14 offers a program that includes presentations, case studies andinteraction with experts from the sector and the pharmaceutical industry tounderstand the entire value chain of medicines: from the initial idea untilthey reach the market. Attendees

New findings for a better understanding of TRAF7 syndrome and patient care

TRAF7 syndrome or CAFDADD syndrome is a neurological and developmental disease that causes a wide variety of clinical manifestations, such as cardiac, facial and digital abnormalities and developmental delay. Now, a study published in Pediatric Neurology provides a better understanding of the clinical, genetic and functional characteristics of CAFDADD syndrome, which is caused by the

1st IBUB Early Career Day

The First IBUB Early Career Research Day will be held on June 14th ,2024 at Aula Magna of the Faculty of Biology (UB). The junior members of IBUB including postdoctoral fellows, PhD candidates, Masters and undergraduate students are kindly invited to participate in the event. And there will be several awards for the best oral and poster presentations. The

#8M, International Women’s Day

In commemoration of 8M, International Women’s Day, from the IBUB Equality Commission we adhere one more year to the initiatives of the Equality Unit of the University, with the impulse of the Vice-rectorships of Equality, Inclusion and Gender and Culture, Memory and Heritage, a tribute to all the women who make it possible: teachers, students,

Carmen Escolano leads a project to find new therapeutic options for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme

Researchers at IBUB and the University of Barcelona (UB) are developing a promising project that aims to provide new therapeutic options for treating glioblastoma multiforme, a lethal brain tumour for which, to date, there is no cure and no effective treatment either. Currently, glioblastoma multiforme is treated with surgical resection followed by chemoradiotherapy, mainly using

Conference on Rare Diseases Research

In commemoration of the Rare Diseases Day, the UB-Pfizer Chair in Rare Diseases organizes on February 28th the Conference on Rare Diseases Research in which different groups will present their progress in their field of research. Do you want to know the members and activities of the Chair in Rare Diseases? Visit the website!

Researchers identify a new mechanism that could improve the efficiency of diabetes treatments

A study led by the University of Barcelona and the Biomedical Research Networking Center in Diabetes and Associated Metabolic Disorders (CIBERDEM) reveals how a new mechanism could improve the efficiency of currently available treatments for diabetes. The study, carried out on mice and cell cultures, may open up new ways of approaching metabolic diseases that are a global

A study finds a molecular mechanism related to neuronal death

The human brain is an organ that takes nearly from 20 to 25% of the energy the body needs. This high energy demand for neuronal functions depends on the transport and precise distribution of mitochondria — the energy-generating cell organelles — in each neuron. Now, a study published in the journal Science Signaling has identified,