Month: October 2015

Precipita platform raises funds for research in Cornelia de Lange syndrome at IDIBELL

The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CDLS) is a very rare disease characterized by severe mental and growth retardation, and a characteristic facial dimorphism. In severe cases, there is total or partial absence of the upper limbs and psychomotor deficits have so often come to not walk. Researchers of the Cell cycle research group at the …

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Researchers identify molecules with potential therapeutic use as immunosuppressive agents

Researchers from the Human Molecular Genetics at IDIBELL, led by Mercè Pérez, of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the CIMA Clinic of Navarra, has identified two small organic compounds that compete with NFATc to join in the same place calcineurin protein and that could have a potential immunosuppressive effect. Activation of the immune response …

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Determined the molecular causes of the recovery of sense of balance in ototoxicity

The vestibular system is localized in the inner ear and provides the sense of balance. One cause of vestibular dysfunction is the loss of sensory hair cells (HCs) following exposure to ototoxic chemicals. A research team at the University of Barcelona has contributed to better understand other causes of vestibular dysfunction and recovery in chronic …

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Hotel Barcelona Princess raises funds against X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy

On September 25, the research group in Neurometabolic diseases at IDIBELL, led by Aurora Pujol, received € 4,261 raised through the crowdfunding platform ‘mi grano de arena’ and the charity challenge Garmin-Barcelona-Triathlon for research on X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare neurodegenerative disease that affects mainly children between 4 and 10 years. The donation was made through …

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