- Campus Can Ruti, Research

Screening high-risk groups for tuberculosis in low-incidence countries: a cost-effective strategy

A study led by researchers from IGTP, in collaboration with health economics experts from Can Ruti, UPF, and Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, offers new recommendations for optimising tuberculosis screening programmes in low-incidence countries. Published in the journal Eurosurveillance, this work reviews various studies to determine if these programmes targeting higher-risk groups are economically effective.

- Research

A boost to biomedical research with statistical tools: from COVID-19 analysis to data management with REDCapDM

IGTP’s Biostatistics Unit have recently published two notable articles. The first paper, appearing in Scientific Reports, reveals the role of socioeconomic inequalities and vaccination in the spread of the pandemic. The second, published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, introduces REDCapDM, a new R package designed to enhance efficiency and reliability in the management of research data collected through the popular REDCap platform.

- Innovation, Research

Progress in developing specific immunotherapies for type 1 diabetes

Researchers from IGTP and Ahead Therapeutics have been exploring a treatment based on liposome-type nanoparticles to address the autoimmunity of type 1 diabetes for years. A study recently published in the Journal of Autoimmunity examines the response of macrophages to this immunotherapy, serving as a preliminary step before clinical trials.

- Research

Scientists use an innovative approach to provide relevant insights into a rare neurologic disorder

Researchers from IGTP and BSC-CNS have discovered new genetic mechanisms related to spinocerebellar ataxia type 37. Their research, published in the journal Human Genetics, employed advanced techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, real-time large DNA sequencing and machine learning. The study deepens our understanding of this inherited disease, leading to more precise diagnoses and improved genetic counselling for patients.

- Research

Alterations in the blood immune system found to increase cancer risk

An international team of researchers identifies the genetic basis and biological processes that influence cancer risk related to alterations in the number of immune cells present in blood. This is a significant advance in the understanding of how the immune system can prevent the appearance of tumours.