The Innovation in Respiratory Infections and Tuberculosis Diagnosis Group at the IGTP is partnering with Mind the Byte to work on the characterization and binding analysis of an immunostimulant known to trigger T-cell activation, which is crucial for the initiation and regulation of the immune response.
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The Hereditary Cancer Group at the IGTP provides another tool for the better management of patients diagnosed with NF1
In a study, published in Human Mutation led by Meritxell Carrió and Eduard Serra of the IGTP in collaboration with scientists from the ICO Hereditary Cancer Program, scientists studied 8 PNF tumours to find information to help doctors predict how tumours will develop. They looked at the tissue characteristics of the tumors and then compared this to the genetic make-up of the cells within the tumour.
"Organized by us, for us," has been the catchphrase for the first Campus Can Ruti PhD Day. The event took place on Friday 29 June with a traditional scientific conference format and it provided a meeting point for all the PhD students on Campus Can Ruti. The idea came from five pre-doctoral researchers, carrying out their respective theses in different institutions on the campus, who made up the first Campus Can Ruti doctoral students' committee.
A study reveals the presence of proteins from hypnozoites, the latent phase of the parasite, in circulating extracellular vesicles. Proteins derived from the latent liver stage of Plasmodium vivax can be detected in small extracellular vesicles that circulate in blood, according to a study led by Hernando del Portillo, ICREA Research Professor at the IGTP and ISGlobal. The results pave the way for identifying patients with asymptomatic infections, an essential requirement to stop parasite transmission.
The Neurogenetics Research Group at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Group, led by Dr Antoni Matilla has found the mutation and described the molecular mechanism that causes the sub-type of ataxia SCA37, which they first described in 2013. This find means that all the families with this alteration can be diagnosed before symptoms appear and that carriers can receive genetic counselling. It is also the first step on developing personalized therapies.
The DiabetesCero (Diabetes Zero) Foundation has got the European Parliament talking about Diabetes Type 1
From Vilanova i la Geltrú to Brussels by bicycle. This challenge was accepted by the father of a boy with diabetes type 1 (DT1) and member of the charity DiabetesCero, and on the way he managed get Euro MPs interested in the disease. His amazing journey has produced a meeting to discuss the DT1 on 21-22 June; Dr Marta Vives-Pi, Group Leader of the Immunology of Diabetes Group of the IGTP was there.
The 10th Research Symposium of the Catalan Health Institute (ICS) and the 11th Research Symposium of the Primary Health Care Research Institute (IDIAP) Jordi Gol were held jointly on 7 June 2018. The central theme of the event was the use of large clinical data bases to carry out research to improve health.
The TV3 La Marató Foundation has published the results of the cancer research supported by Funds from the marathon campaign of 2012. Of the 79 research groups who participated in 42 projects financed by this edition of the programme three are from the IGTP.
Four new papers show how the Anatomical Pathology Group in the HUGTP-IGTP are advancing towards a correct diagnostic for dementia with Lewy bodies
Dr Katrin Beyer studies the molecular neuropathology of synucleinopathies. Here she tells us about her work and recent publications.
The Germans Trias Hospital and the IGTP in tandem have joined with the ten Catalan hospitals and their associated research centre who have agreed to participate in the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technologies in Catalonia (CIMTI)