Year: 2012

José María Aguado: ”Our goal is to customize the treatment for CMV in transplant patients”

Factors influencing Citomeglaovirus infection (CMV) and how to prevent it focused the conference of the researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Research Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Jose Maria Aguado, in IDIBELL seminar series on 17 February. CMV is an herpes virus that affects the vast majority of patients with solid organ transplantation. …

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IDIBELL participates in a workshop on Rett Syndrome

On Saturday February 18 the second Workshop on Rett syndrome will be held. The event is organized by the Teknon Foundation and the Catalan Association of Rett syndrome. The IDIBELL researcher Manel Esteller will take part in the seminar. The event will be followed on live via IDIBELL website and it will be possible to participate in Twitter with the tag # jornadarett.

Montserrat Baiget: “Medicine will be genomic or it won’t be”

The director of the genetics service at the Hospital de Sant Pau, Montserrat Baiget, explained the latest developments of her research group in pharmacogenetics. It was on February 10 under the IDIBELL seminar series. Starting from the premise that the future of medicine and new therapies involve applying genomics, the group led by Montserrat Baiget …

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What causes language switching in bilinguals?

IDIBELL researchers develop a questionnaire to assess the differences to switch from one language to another in bilinguals Bilingualism and cognition Articles  reference Self-assessment of individual differences in language switching. Is there a relationship between language switching and executive functions in bilingualism? introducing a within group analysis approach.

Jesús García-Foncillas: “Only one in ten ‘first in human’ trials works, but we have to keep trying”

The researcher Jesus Garcia Foncillas has recently joined the Institute of Health Research ‘Fundación Jiménez Díaz’ as director of the Cancer Research Unit. There he continues his research in the field of microRNA, how they control the expression of genes and how they can be useful in clinic. He explained his progress in the seminar …

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IDIBELL expresses its condolences for the death of the artist Antoni Tapies

The Institute of Bellvitge Biomedical Research (IDIBELL) wishes to express its condolences for the death of Antoni Tàpies on February 6th. In 2005 the artist made in an altruistic way the logo of the research centre, in the same way that years before had made the logo of the Foundation August Pi i Sunyer of …

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IDIBELL researchers launch two projects to investigate brain changes precursors of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

The group of Neuropathology at IDIBELL , led by the researcher Isidre Ferrer has initiated two research projects aimed at identifying brain changes precursors of Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases. The study Identification of a transcriptome of risk in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease is one of the IDIBELL projects that have received funding in …

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