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.
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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.
Researchers from the CIBERCV group at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) have developed and compared two scaffolds, made by tissue engineering techniques.
Miguel Angel Peinado and Tanya Vavouri from the Program for Predictive and personalized Medicine of Cancer (PMPPC) have edited a new handbook of laboratory methods for epigeneticists; CpG Islands: Methods and Protocols in the authoritative series Methods in Molecular Biology published by Springer Nature.
The Genetics and Epigenetics of Cancer Group, led by Manuel Perucho have just published a paper in the prestigious journal Nucleic Acids Research in which they describe a new RNA suspected of playing a role in some colon cancers
20,000 healthy people from across Catalonia participate in a macro research project to better understand the risk factors for the most common diseases
The Genomes for Life Project (GCAT) in collaboration with the Blood and Tissue Bank (BST) has collected genetic, health and lifestyle information from 20,000 people in the Catalan area. This April the first phase, the collection of samples and data, has closed and the second follow-up phase has got underway, this will continue for at least 20 years. With all the data collected, the GCAT Project will be able to evaluate the role of genetic and epidemiological factors in the development of the main chronic diseases in Catalonia.