7 investigadores e investigadores SOMMa entre los Premios Nacionales de Investigación 2022 02.03.2023

La Casa Mediterráneo, en Alicante ha sido el escenario de la entrega de los Premios Nacionales de Investigación 2022 el reconocimiento más importante de España en el ámbito de la investigación científica otorgados por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación que en esta edición han galardonado a siete investigadores e investigadores de centros y unidades […]

La tecnología SOMMa protagonista en Transfiere 2023 20.02.2023

La Alianza SOMMa ha participado en el foro Transfiere 2023 en Málaga del 15 al 17 de febrero en colaboración con la Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI )a través de un espacio propio de exhibición de actividades y prototipos en Transfiere 2023. En esta edición seis entidades de la alianza SOMMa han tenido la oportunidad de presentar sus proyectos más […]

SOMMa impulsa sus proyectos tecnológicos en Transfiere 2023 15.02.2023

La Alianza SOMMa participa en el foro Transfiere en Málaga del 15 al 17 de febrero en colaboración con la Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) organismo del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación que promueve la investigación científica y técnica siendo además la entidad financiadora de los 65 Centros de Excelencia Severo Ochoa y las Unidades […]

IMMUNITY: Scientists identify a new therapeutic target in macrophages for the treatment of obesity-related diseases 07.02.2023

Macrophages are cells of the immune system that, in addition to playing an essential role in the early response to microbial infection, also regulate tissue function and inflammation. Inflammation is a physiological response that helps to repair damaged tissue, but if not correctly resolved it can become chronic inflammation, which lies at the origin of […]

Nature Cardiovascular Research: The 'guardian of the genome' protects against cardiovascular disease 16.01.2023

A team at the  Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), working in collaboration with institutes in the USA, has demonstrated that acquired mutations in the gene encoding the protein p53 contribute to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Known as the Guardian of the Genome, p53 helps to maintain the integrity of the hereditary material […]

El nuevo comité ejecutivo SOMMa se reúne con la Ministra de Ciencia e Innovación

El pasado 10 de enero, la Ministra de Ciencia e Innovación, Diana Morant, se ha reunido con el nuevo comité ejecutivo de SOMMa, liderado por su Presidenta, María José Sanz, directora del Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), junto a su Vicepresidente primero, Antonio Molina, director del Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP-UPM-INIA/CSIC), […]

Nature Cell Biology: A CNIC study shows that cells possess 2 mechanisms to allow them to respond to different force ranges 02.01.2023

A study carried out at theCentro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) heralds a paradigm change in the field of mechanobiology. The study reveals that cells respond to forces of differing strength using use two distinct mechanisms, one mediated by minute, cup-like invaginations on the cell surface called caveolae and the other by newly discovered large […]

The Francisco Cobos Foundation Grants the 16th scientific career award o José Antonio Enríquez 22.12.2022

The Francisco Cobos Foundation granted its 16th Scientific Career Award to the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) researcher Dr. José Antonio Enríquez. The prize, endowed with €50,000, has been awarded for his contributions to the study of mitochondrial biogenesis in the functioning of the Mitochondrial respiratory chain and understanding of  the mitochondrial pathophysiology and […]

eLife:CNIC scientists identify the essential role of cell-surface "nanofolds" and "glue" in the mechanical response of cells

A study at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) has revealed that subcellular structures called caveolae play an essential role in cell mechanics. The results suggest that impaired caveolar function could be involved in a variety of processes, including platelet aggregation, cardiovascular disease, fibrosis, and tumor formation. The study is published in eLifeand was […]

Nature: Researchers characterize rare, damaged cells that block the functions of their neighbour healthy cells and identify ways to neutralize them and improve tissue regeneration 21.12.2022

Researchers at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), ICREA, CIBERNED, CNIC and Altos Labs, among other national and international collaborators, have characterized how damaged cells (senescent cells) that inevitably arise after injury negatively impact tissue regeneration, and how this mechanism operates actively in old age, but surprisingly also in young age. This negative action can be […]

Nature Cardiovascular Research: CNIC scientists identify the cause of arrhythmias and sudden death in Andersen-Tawil syndrome type 1

Two research groups at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have discovered the cause of arrhythmias and sudden death in the rare disease Andersen-Tawil syndrome type 1 (ATS1), which is caused by mutations affecting potassium channels that regulate electrical activity and the intracellular calcium cycle in cardiac and skeletal muscle. The teams led by Drs. José […]

Blood: RXR, the cell protein that keeps blood stem cells young and fit 15.12.2022

The cell protein retinoid X receptor (RXR) is a key factor in the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells, the immature stem cells that give rise to all the blood cell lineages. RXR ensures that these cells remain youthful and fit, thereby reducing the risk of developing myeloproliferative syndromes as the body ages. The study was […]