An international study led by investigators from the IIBB-CSIC uncover a key role for STARD1 in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

El CHC és el càncer de fetge més comú i la fase final de les malalties hepàtiques cròniques de diverses etiologies, com l'hepatitis viral, la malaltia hepàtica alcohòlica o la esteatohepatitis no alcohòlica (EHNA). Es preveu que el CHC per EHNA augmenti a tot el món a causa de la seva associació amb l'epidèmia d'obesitat i diabetis de tipus 2.

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Investigators of the IIBB-CSIC discover a new role for sphingomyelin synthase 1 in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

A recent study published in GUT, co-directed by Ki-Up Lee of the University of Ulsan, South Korea and José C. Fernandez-Checa, leader of the group "Mitochondrial regulation of cell death" at the IIBB, describes a new role for the Sphingomyelinase synthase 1 (SMS1) in hepatocellular death associated with the inflammation characteristic of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, called pyroptosis.

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The recorded Science Week 2020 lectures of are now available

Science Week 2020 at the Barcelona Institute for Biomedical Research (IIBB-CSIC) has ended successfully.

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An international study co-directed by IIBB researchers defines a key role of GDF11 in liver cancer metabolism

Growth differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) has been characterized as a key regulator of tumor cell differentiation, playing a role as a tumor suppressor.

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Inauguration of the streaming sessions for the CSIC Science Week 2020 from the IIBB

They are free registrations available (aimed at high school students or equivalent, but not exclusive).

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The PhD student Sara Figuerola has published a scientific dissemination video about stroke

The researcher Sara Figuerola explains the studies on the remodeling of the microvasculature by perivascular macrophages after a stroke which are part of the ENTRAIN CONSORTIUM and the Cerebrovascular Research Group of the IIBB-CSIC, led by Dr. Anna M Planas. Her research activity is funded through a project of the Horizon2020 program of the European Union.

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IIBB-CSIC researchers participate in a study that has obtained promising results for the treatment of Huntington's disease in experimental models

Innovative optogenetic stimulation technique uses bursts of blue light to activate selectively neurons

The study has identified a neural circuit involved in the development of this genetic disease

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