Jewel Ann Maria Xavier - ICMAB researcher showing nanoparticle preparation A device for monitoring heart failure from saliva 04.08.2021

An international team with involvement of ICMAB and IMB-CNM researchers develops a medical device capable of monitoring heart failure from saliva samples.The instrument contains a biosensor chip which teams up with functionalized magnetic nanoparticles in order to detect heart failure-related biomarkers found in saliva.The device, developed in the framework of the European project KardiaTool, can be […]

Mycoplasma genitalium entering a human cell Mycoplasma genitalium’s Cell Adhesion Mechanism Revealed 30.01.2019

Mycoplasma genitalium is a sexually transmitted bacterium responsible for several genitourinary disorders. An estimated 1% of the adult population is infected with this bacterium. The discovery opens the door to defining new therapeutic strategies to fight this pathogen which is becoming more and more resistant to current antibiotics. The discovery Researchers from the Molecular Biology […]

"Old Hands" - hands resting on walking stick MRS7145: First photoactive drug to fight Parkinson’s 11.01.2019

An international team of researchers designs a photoactive drug for the treatment of Parkinson’s diseaseThe developed photoactive drug, MRS7145, proves effective in animal modelsThe novel therapeutic development could be the foundation for new therapies against Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease and a few pharmacological considerations Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, affecting […]

Mammography imaging New AI-based method to diagnose breast cancer 30.04.2018

A new artificial intelligence-based method to diagnose breast cancer is developed in an international partnership featuring IFIC A team of researchers from the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), has participated in the development of a system to help in the diagnosis of breast cancer. The development, which will be of great help in clinical practice, […]

Article Alzheimers On the protective effects of Alzheimer’s on Cancer 23.04.2018

A study published in the journal Scientific Reports studies the comorbility relations between these two diseases. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have a higher risk of developing glioblastoma and a lower risk of lung cancer. A paper published in Scientific Reports by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), headed by Alfonso Valencia, a […]

E. coli bacteria New DNA error repair machinery – opening prospects in biomedicine and industry 09.04.2018

An article published in Nature Communications shows that some microorganisms have a hitherto unknown system for detection and correction of errors in the genetic material. This mechanism prevents some bacteria, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, from easily developing resistance to antibiotics. This research opens the door to the development of new strategies to combat antibiotic resistance […]

ZeClinics Founders - Ignasi Sahún - Simone Calzolari - Davide D'Amico - Javier Terriente The biotechnology company ZeClinics receives a grant of €1.87M from the European Commission 10.02.2018

A grant awarded to ZeClininics allows it to develop and accelerate the commercialization of one of its flagship products: ZeCardio®, a predictive system for the analysis of the cardiovascular effects of drugs during the discovery phase. One of the most important challenges for biotech companies is to get enough funding to turn their most innovative […]