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VIDEO: Life Cycle of 'Plasmodium vivax': Highlighting New Cryptic Erythrocytic Stages

To better understand the complexity of P. vivax infections, the CaixaResearch project "Novel organ-on-a-chip technology to study extracellular vesicles-mediated cryptic infections in Plasmodium vivax malaria" has produced this video to disseminate key insights into cryptic erythrocytic infections. The initiative is led by Hernando A del Portillo and Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, group leaders of the Plasmodium vivax and Exosome Research Group (PvREX) at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) in Spain.

Can Ruti addresses current advances and challenges in female leadership in science

For the sixth consecutive year and in honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Can Ruti Working Group Women for Equity in Science (formerly known as Women in Science) organised a symposium to reflect on the status of women in science. The event was held yesterday, 8 February, at the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and was attended by over a hundred people in person and online. It focused on "Women and Leadership in Science".

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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.