Year: 2020

On World Cancer Day we will celebrate HealthTech World Day

In World Cancer Day, NanoMed organizes the seventh edition of the HealthTech World Cancer Day. An event in which the latest innovations in nanomedicine cancer filed, will be announced. Experts will talk about issues ranging from early diagnosis, controlled drug release or radiotherapy with nanoparticles.   The Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Bellvitge …

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Dimethyl fumarate obtained orphan drug designation for the treatment of adrenoleukodystrophy

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved dimethyl fumarate (DMF) as an orphan drug for the treatment of adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare fatal neurometabolic disorder.   Dimethyl fumarate is an activator of the NFR2 pathway, which enhances cellular defense and protection against oxidative damage. Dimethyl fumarate can reduce the inflammatory response and promote the protection of …

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Catalan researchers propose a new protocol for an endoscopic puncture in the pancreas

A group of Catalan researchers, led by the director of the digestive endoscopy Unit of the Digestive Pathology Service of the Hospital de Sant Pau de Barcelona – IIB Sant Pau, Carles Guarner Argente, have published an article in Gastroenterology in which, it is shown that the antibiotic prophylaxis is not necessary for ultrasound-guided endoscopic …

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Avatar worms help to identify factors that modify genetic diseases

IDIBELL researchers have used gene-editing technology in C. elegans to reproduce human mutations that cause retinitis pigmentaria. With this method, they have studied factors that affect disease development and possible drug treatments.   Often, patients from the same family and carriers of the same genetic mutation, develop a disease differently. This disparity may be due …

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3rd SLHAM of women scientists of IDIBELL arrives

The 3rd SLHAM of women scientists will take place on Saturday, February 8 at 7 pm at the Auditori Barradas, in L’Hospitalet. Nine women researchers and professionals from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) will participate. Each of them will explain their work concerning research and innovation through a five-minute informative talk. The 2020 edition …

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Three IDIBELL researchers receive funding from the EU H2020 program

Three IDIBELL researchers have received funding from the European Union to develop research projects within the framework of the Work Program on Health of Social Challenges, in the context of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, in its 2019 call. H2020 is an extremely competitive research program, with a strong focus on excellence, innovation …

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