Month: March 2013

IDIBELL and VHIR licenses Histocell a patent for acute respiratory diseases with stem cells

The Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) has signed a licensing agreement with the Spanish biotech company Histocell to make use of a patent for the treatment of acute pulmonary diseases with mesenchymal stem cells. These cells, administered intravenously, have the ability to go directly to the damaged lungs, acting as a “smart drug”. To enhance …

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Endoscopy treatments save hospital admissions

Advances in therapeutic endoscopy techniques, with the development of a score of innovative procedures are enabling increasingly performing digestive disorders interventions without resorting to conventional surgery with hospitalization. “Digestive endoscopy is less invasive than conventional surgical techniques as it is done by inserting a tube with a camera through the mouth. Such treatments are gaining …

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Ángel Carracedo: ”Only 50% of first-line drugs are effective”

The Professor of Legal Medicine and director of the Genomic Medicine lab at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Angel Carracedo, talked of the future challenges of the field of pharmacogenetics in the clinic. It was last March 15 at a conference within the framework of the IDIBELL seminars. Currently only 50% of first-line drugs …

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Experts from around the world participate in the XIII International Gynecological Surgery Course of the Bellvitge University Hospital

According to the director of the course, Jordi Ponce, “for this edition, we have proposed as monographic topics endometrial cancer of all types and routes of surgical approach, from simple vaginal hysterectomy to the most complex robotic staging, the surgical treatment of uterine myoma with hysteroscopic approach, laparoscopic, robotics or laparotomy, and, finally, the meshes …

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Found in Amish a genetic mutation causing mental retardation very similar to Angelman syndrome

Researchers from the research group in growth factors and cell differentiation at IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona (UB) have participated in an international study that has identified the genetic cause of developmental delay observed in Amish individuals in the USA. The research results have been published in the Journal of Medical Genetics. Amish community …

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Discovered the anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory potential of a protein involved in the combat system against pathogens

Researchers in the research group of human molecular genetics of the IDIBELL have found that an isoform (variant) of the protein C4BP provides antiinflammatory and immunoregulatory characteristics to dendritic cells, which are essential to our immune system. This molecule could be useful in treatments to combat transplant rejection and to find new therapies against autoimmune …

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José Luis Fernández Luna: “One type of gliobastoma stem cells are located in the periphery and cannot be removed with surgery”

The head of the Molecular Genetics Unit Valdecilla University Hospital, Santander, José Luis Fernández-Luna explained on March 1 its latest advances in research on cancer stem cells of glioblastoma, the most aggressive brain tumor, at IDIBELL seminars. Neurosurgical techniques have improved greatly in recent years. However, it is currently impossible to prevent relapse of glioblastoma …

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Musicologist Jaume Ayats proposes train our ear to understand other cultures at Cosmocaixa

Unlike popular belief, music is not a universal language. The musical diversity, different sound expressions and conceptions of sound between different human societies can difficult the rapprochement between cultures. Next March 5 at CosmoCaixa, the director of the Museum of Music Barcelona, Jaume Ayats, proposes a musical journey through distant and unknown music to better …

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