Month: June 2020

IDIBELL and Bellvitge Institute educational Tandem closes the course with a COVID-19 project

The educational Tandem, formed by the Bellvitge Institute and IDIBELL has closed the 2019-2020 academic year launching a challenge for 3rd ESO students: researching the new coronavirus. The emergence of COVID-19 and the situation of confinement motivated a project that aimed to promote knowledge and research on different aspects related to viruses, the human body …

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iScience DOI: (10.1016/j.isci.2020.101296)

Identified genes that predispose to cancer by impairing the protective function of the immune system

The study shows that the involvement of certain genes that predispose to cancer also affects the immune system, which could facilitate tumor growth.
In the specific case of breast cancer, the involvement of the SH2B3 gene, corresponding to a lymphocyte protein, increases the predisposition to develop cancer.

IDIBELL involves citizens with the survey «Health in times of confinement due to coronavirus»

The epidemic caused by the new coronavirus has negatively impacted millions of people around the world. Confinement has forced citizens to drastically change the way of relating, working and understanding everyday reality. To evaluate various parameters related to health and habits before and after confinement, the Psychiatry research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute …

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Blood vessels development depends on the maturation state of the pericytes that enclose them

Many diseases are associated with a dysregulation in blood vessel formation. Now an IDIBELL group has defined a model of pericyte maturation during vessel formation and has developed tools to study them, which could help to decipher their contribution to these diseases.

Artificial intelligence applied to clinical oncology

ModGraProDep is an innovative system that, through artificial intelligence and the design of probabilistic models, improves the prediction of survival indicators in breast cancer patients. This study, published in the journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, has been led by Ramon Clèries, professor at the Department of Clinical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health …

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The P-CMR[C] launches its website

The Program for advancing the Clinical Translation of Regenerative Medicine of Catalonia (P-CMR[C]), which aims to group research on stem cells in Catalonia, now has its own space in internet.

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