Year: 2012

Enrique de Álava: “We are trying to use a combine therapy for Ewing sarcoma”

The conference “Search, validation and clinical translation of new therapeutic targets in Ewing sarcoma found by integrative genomic analyses” by Enrique de Álava, researcher at the Cancer Research Centre (CIC), at the Hospital University of Salamanca and the Spanish High Research Council (CSIC), takes place last 9th November in IDIBELL. “To try to translate into …

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IDIBELL wins the Antonio Baró prize for its commitment to the prevention of occupational hazards

IDIBELL has been awarded with the 2012 Antonio Baró prize for prevention of occupational hazards. The award is given by MC Mutual to companies of Spain. The award recognizes the work of companies making effective policies for the prevention of occupational hazards and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement of the working conditions of its …

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Manel Esteller participates in a Royal Society meeting

The Royal Society will host the first scientific meeting between Spain and the United Kingdom, with the title “Networking Nations: Scientific opportunities in the UK and Spain”, on 28 November. This meeting will contribute to the implementation of the Society’s strategic objective to foster international cooperation by strengthening its links with European academies, funders, and …

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Coffee Science with Luis Fuentemilla: ”Forgotten is the limit of our memory”

The coffee science “Speaking about memory” with Dr. Luis Fuentemilla, IDIBELL and UB researcher, at the Can Deu Civic Centre at Les Corts last November 22th, takes part of the Science Week. The event, organized by Les Corts District and the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC) with the support of IDIBELL, was about memory …

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A study comparing the epigenome of centenarians and newborns, awarded by Diario Médico

The publication specializing in medicine considers the article coordinated by Manel Esteller one of the best ideas of the year IDIBELL has received one of the awards for the Best Ideas of the Year, awarded by the publication specializing in medicine and health Diario Médico, by a study concluding that epigenetic marks are degrading over …

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Susana Jiménez Murcia: ”gambling becomes an addiction when it goes from being a hobby to a necessity”

Gambling and addiction to information and communication technologies, which are encompassed within the generic term of behavioural addictions, is an increasing health and social problem. The head of the Pathological Gambling Unit of the Bellvitge University Hospital and IDIBELL researcher Susana Jiménez-Murcia spoke on November 20 about gambling and addiction to technology at Centre Cultural …

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Lluís Fuentemilla: ”Our brain has the capacity to imagine situations that we have not experienced”

The IDIBELL and UB researcher Lluís Fuentemilla gave a conference at the Bellvitge Library on November 20th in the frame of the Science Week about the research in the field of memory. “What is memory? Is it something tangible or not? Why do we remember some things and not others? We will talk about the …

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Laura Valle explained to secondary school students how a researcher works

Working capacity, curiosity, creativity, ingenuity, passion and lots and lots of perseverance. This is is the recipe to be a good researcher, according to Laura Valle, a researcher at the IDIBELL Hereditary Cancer group during a conference held on November 16 in the library Tecla Sala at L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, in a room full …

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Octavio Romero, RTICC 2012 cooperative research award in oncology

Octavio Romero, predoctoral researcher at the gene and cancer group at IDIBELL leaded by Dr. Montserrat Sánchez-Céspedes, got the RTICC 2012 research award in oncology, organized by the Thematic Network of Cooperative Research on Cancer (Red Temática de Investigación Cooperativa en Cáncer, RTICC) by the paper entitled “The tumour suppressor and chromatin-remodelling factor BRG1 antagonizes …

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Ramon Salazar, COMB’s Excellence Award

The Official Medical College of Barcelona (COMB) has awarded a honor for Professional Excellence 2012 at Ramon Salazar, researcher of the colorectal cancer group and director of translational research laboratory at the ICO, under the heading of Biomedical Research. These awards are given since 2004 and are awarded in the fields of hospital medicine, primary …

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