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The IGTP promotes science for high-school students at the celebration of the 24th Science Week at Can Ruti

This week the IGTP and other centres hosted the “Can Ruti Open Door Session” within Science Week in Badalona; the Science Week is a national event organized by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT). This year nearly 200 high school students from various educational centres have visited the research facilities at nine different organizations on the Can Ruti Campus and learned about studies taking place there.

- Amics deCan Ruti

Researchers from the IGTP take part in a series of popular science talks on rare diseases

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.

- Research

The Hereditary Cancer group expands the use of its gene panel to test for more RASopathies

In 2017 the team designed and tested a gene panel, in collaboration with the ICO, to standardize and simplify genetic testing for hereditary cancer. In the current work the group has validated and extended the use of this panel in the routine genetic testing for  different RASopathies. These are other genetic diseases caused by mutations in genes of the Ras/MAPK pathway for which patients exhibit an overlapping clinical presentation with NF1, especially in children.

- Research

The world’s largest non-profit funder of type 1 diabetes Research provides half a million dollars for Spanish T1D scientists

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is supporting a team of scientists that includes a group at the IGTP, led from the Andalusian research centre Cabimer, in their search for a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Researchers in the Immunology of Diabetes Group at the IGTP are participating in the project as expert immunologists as they have wide experience of immunotherapies for T1D.

The Comparative Medicine and Bioimaging Centre (CMCiB) opens its new facilities for research with bioimage

The Director of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP), Manel Puig, and the President of the Canon Medical Systems Corporation (Canon Medical), Toshio Takiguchi, visited the CMCiB on Monday 14 October to view the new bioimaging facilities that complete the center as a pioneering research platform in comparative medicine. The CMCiB, a center promoted by the IGTP and a benchmark in comparative medicine, bioimaging and computational models, is a pioneer in the application of alternative methods of biomedical research that directly affect the improvement of people's health.