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8 health professionals from Germans Trias awarded Talents grants

The Talents Programme supports research projects in the health sector and despite the pandemic research into other diseases continues. 14 health professionals in all, and 8 of them from Germans Trias i Pujol, have been awarded grants to carry out research projects in the 2020 edition of the programme. The awards represent recognition for young health professionals who are carrying out research activities.

- Amics deCan Ruti

ECOMASC collects 6,250 euros for COVID-19 research at the IGTP

ECOMASC (Eco-masks) is playing its part in the battle against COVID-19. On 9 December the Moda Dstil shops of Catalonia presented a cheque for 6,250 euros to the Germans Trias I Pujol Research Institute (IGTP). ECOMASC has not only helped to prevent the propagation of the virus with its masks, but it has also made a generous gesture so that research can continue to look for solutions to COVID-19.

- Research

Two studies show the way ahead for better non-invasive monitoring of kidney transplants

Members of the Kidney-affecting Diseases Research Group and the Innovation in Vesicles and Cells for Application in Therapy (REMAR-IVECAT) have recently published two studies led by Dr Francesc E. Borràs, which identify possible biomarkers of irreversible damage to transplanted kidneys; a pathology that eventually causes them to stop working. The papers have been published in the International Journal of Molecular Science and the Journal of Nephrology.

- Research

The IGTP Participates in 3 Projects funded by the 2019 Edition of La Marató

The Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has received a total of 305,680 euros for three projects on rare diseases in which it participates or coordinates. In total the three projects have received financing of more than a million euros, to be divided between the several institutions participating. This edition of the fundraising marathon will fund a total of 41 biomedical research projects of excellence on rare diseases. The projects aim to provide better diagnosis at birth and provide more efficient and safer treatments to improve quality of life and extend the lifespans of people affected.

- Research

Protein or mRNA? Which will be the future for TB diagnosis?

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology members of the Innovation in Respiratory Infections and Tuberculosis Diagnosis Group tested a new diagnostic technique developed in Denmark. The technique performed to similar standards as the tests currently in use. Researchers are aiming to develop a better tool to detect latent cases of tuberculosis (TB).

- Research, Success Stories

Mireia Ramos Rodríguez is awarded the prize for the Best Research Paper by a Predoctoral Student by the Catalan Institute of Health

Mireia Ramos Rodríguez is a bioinformatics post-doctoral researcher; she focusses on defining the changes in cis-regulatory elements that can lead to the development of disease and programming to provide tools for other researchers to carry out their analyses. She has been awarded the Prize for Best Research Paper in Health by a Predoctoral Researcher for her article published in Nature Genetics.

- Research

A multi-disciplinary team identifies new ways to classify glioblastoma patients and points to new therapies

A consortium led by Dr Carmen Balaña of the Badalona Applied Research Group in Oncology (B-ARGO Group) of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) Badalona at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) has published two papers that indicate better ways to stratify glioblastoma patients, which could allow doctors to make predictions about prognosis and make better decisions about which treatments to apply.