• Science in Catalonia

    Catalonia, and in particular Barcelona Metropolitan Area, is becoming a scientific hub. Leading infrastructure and innovative projects are turning Greater Barcelona into a research cluster. The Alba Synchrotron is the jewel infrastructure, which is joined by numerous research and scientific parks and centres.

The Barcelona Supercomputing Centre's Mare Nostrum computer (by ACN)

27.10.14 - 19:55

Genetic alterations in cancer patients, identified by new computational method developed in Barcelona

A new computational method allows the detection, within just a few hours, of the genetic alterations responsible for the formation and progression of cancer tumours. This new method manages to accurately identify almost all types of genetic...

Mercè Boada will direct the study (by M. Belmez)

13.12.13 - 19:11

Grífols and ACE Foundation to test an Alzheimer’s vaccine in January 2014

The Catalan pharmaceutical company Grífols and Barcelona’s Alzheimer Treatment&Research Center of Fundació ACE – a family charity – have announced that they will run tests of a vaccine against this...

A mouse heart with new blood vessels in green (by Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol)

25.01.13 - 20:06

Catalan scientists discover that umbilical cord stem cells can treat heart attacks and strokes

According to experiments tested on mice, Catalan scientists have affirmed that the stem cells located in the human umbilical chord, which are multipotential and therefore can become different types of cells, can be used to regenerate the tissue...
Researchers working at the new IDIBAPS centre (by M. Belmez)

11.01.13 - 00:08

The University of Barcelona and the Hospital Clínic unveil a new biomedicine centre with more than 200 researchers

The IDIBAPS has opened a new research centre of more than 5,000 m2, where more than 200 researchers split into 23 different research groups will be working. It will focus its work on oncology, neurosciences and cell therapies along with...
A lab of Irsi Caixa (by Irsi Caixa)

25.07.14 - 12:32

Catalonia, a hub of global biomedical research

Catalonia has established a reputation as a global centre of scientific excellence, pioneering research and innovative ideas. This corner of Europe, with just 0.1% of the world’s population, accounts for nearly 1% of global scientific...

MSKCC's website announcing Massagué's appointment (by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre)

26.11.13 - 19:03

Two Catalans to lead New York’s Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre

Doctor Joan Massagué has been appointed Scientific Director of the Sloan-Kettering Institute in New York , the world’s leading cancer research centre, which is part of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre. The Catalan...

The main entrance of the Hospital del Mar (by R. Pagano)

23.01.13 - 18:17

Time spent between the first and the second chemotherapy treatment increases survival rate in bladder cancer

A research group led by Catalan doctor Joaquim Bellmunt at the Hospital del Mar has shown in a study how important the time between two chemotherapy treatments is in increasing the curing rates of bladder cancer. The study was published by the...
A researcher from the HIVACAT, a Catalan project for the development of an effective vaccine against the HIV virus (by ACN)

03.01.13 - 22:24

Catalan researchers closer to finding a therapeutic vaccine against HIV

The scientists working at the HIVACAT project for the development of an effective cure against the HIV virus are hopeful of finding a vaccine in the near future that would stop patients having to be treated for their whole life, actually...
Part of the team that has carried out the research (by IDIBAPS / UB)

22.05.14 - 18:26

Cholesterol plays a key role in cancer propagation, according to Catalan study

Researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Catalan capital’s CELLEX Biomedical Research Centre (IDIBAPS-UB) have found the essential role played by cholesterol in cell mobility and tissue invasion, which also means its role...

The website of the Catalan Institute of Nanotecnology (by Institut Català de Nanotecnologia / ACN)

30.01.13 - 22:17

Catalan centres are at the core of the billion-euro graphene and human brain research projects funded by the European Commission

Through its FET-Flagship programme, the European Commission is allocating €1 billion to each of the two main research projects in Europe. The first one is a project to explore the properties of graphene, a new material deriving from graphite...
The website of the IDIBAPS' research team on AIDS/HIV and infectious diseases (by IDIBAPS / ACN)

18.01.13 - 00:11

Treating HIV just after the infection delays the damage to the immune system

An international study with the participation of the Hospital Clínic IDIBAPS, which is a leading research centre at a world level on AIDS/HIV and other common diseases, has proved that an anti-retroviral treatment carried out just after the...
A researcher from UdG's Cardiovascular Research Centre (by N. Guisasola)

17.12.12 - 23:47

Catalan universities have a research model “comparable” to the most advanced EU countries

A study undertaken by the Catalan Association of Public Universities shows that 64% of all funds for research came from public or private competition processes. This shows the Catalan university system’s capacity to attract this type of funds,...
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