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.
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Employees of Innospec are adding their grain of sand to research into the treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia
The staff of the company Innospec have donated their Silver Corporate Safety Award to the research effort to find a treatment for Friedreich's ataxia, a project led by Dr Antonio Matilla and Dr Ivelisse Sánchez of the Neurogenetics Group at the IGTP.
Several research groups at the IGTP are applying their experience and knowledge to fight against coronavirus and COVID-19. None of this would be possible without help, research is a long haul activity which needs multiple players collaborating over time and we need your help.
During the coming days many girls and boys are feeding the "tió" and leaving lists of wishes for Santa Claus or the Magic Kings - so we suggest two gifts that will also raise money to help others.
On Friday 8 November the first of the series of popular science talks organized by the Friends of Can Ruti (Amics de Can Ruti) took place in the Joan Coromines Library in Masnou and the Sant Andreu Library in Llavaneres. This is the second series of informative talks and once again they are inspired by the topic of this year's TV3 Marathon, which is rare diseases. Professionals from the IGTP and the Germans Trias Hospital are taking part.
Researchers from the research project "Fats and Cancer" took part in the 32nd Cabrils Gastronomy Fair in August. The project is a collaboration between professionals from the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) and the Germans Trias Pujol Hospital and Research Institute and will educate and find funding through the fundraising organization "Amics de Can Ruti" (the Friends of Can Ruti). The aim is to raise awareness about the need for new horizons in cancer research and for cancer patients and the connection between the metabolism of fats in the body and the appearance and evolution of cancer.