M. Carolina Florian, head of the Stem Cell Aging group, to present new research in the biology of aging at the world’s largest aging research for drug discovery conference
The study has identified mutations of this gene in ten families and biochemical studies in the laboratory have confirmed that these variants are responsible for the symptoms. Possible treatments have already been tested through massive drug analyzes, which will then be tested in mini-brains generated from cells of the patients.
A study in which IDIBELL and ICO professionals have participated confirms that 90% of electronic cigarette smokers also consume conventional cigarettes and warns that social networks are becoming a channel of promotion, covertly or indirectly, of tobacco products banned by the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
TLR7 gene is essential for shaping response mechanisms to the virus and having deficiencies can lead to severe cases of SARS-CoV-2 in young people. The presence of autoantibodies against type I interferons increases with age and it is confirmed that it would increase the severity of COVID-19 in people older than 70 years.
A research team from IDIBELL, CRG and UB has uncovered the role of a gene that is critical to boosting the number of insulin-producing cells during the early development of the pancreas. The findings could bolster diabetes research efforts and eventually lead to new replacement therapies for the disease.