Month: April 2011

Agreement between IDIBELL and Vicente Ferrer Foundation to develop research activities

IDIBELL and Vicente Ferrer Foundation have signed a cooperation agreement to conduct common research activities. The framework agreement includes the exchange of research staff, organization of scientific events, the development of innovative health interventions and technology transfer activities, and the use of scientific facilities. The agreement includes a program to support predoctoral biomedicine students from India hosted by Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Andhra Pradesh region of India. The programme offers the possibility to obtain the PhD degree at IDIBELL facilities.

Henning Walczak: ”We have all the mechanisms at our disposal to know the enemy and fight it”

The Walczak research group aims at understanding how the immune system specifically attacks the cancer and to uncover the mechanisms used by tumors to counteract these attacks. The researcher has explained his research in the TRAIL signaling pathway (TNF– related apoptosis-inducing ligand) to discover new therapeutic targets that can be combined with other drugs causing …

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Miguel A. Valverde: “Alterations in intracellular calcium concentration have an impact on the pathophysiology of asthma”

From genetic studies in airway cells of asthmatic patients and control, Miguel A. Valverde said that “we can reach a general and novel conclusion: alterations in intracellular calcium concentration have an impact on the pathophysiology of asthma”. Although he added “in diseases such as hypertension, myocardial infarction or asthma we wouldn’t find a single gene …

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Víctor Volpini, elected new vice-president of the Spanish Association of Human Genetics (AEGH)

The election took place last March 31 during the assembly of the association which was held under the XXVI Congress of Human Genetics. AEGH is a scientific association integrated per most Spanish geneticists. Founded in 1974, has over 500 members, specialists in various branches of human genetics in clinical, research and teaching fields. Among its …

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