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  • Mass spectrometry

    Precision medicine applied to breast cancer has traditionally drawn up patient profiles with the use of techniques such as genomic sequencing and microarrays. Over the past decade, proteomics research has achieved breakthroughs in the identification and quantification of certain biomarkers in clinical samples, which help stratify patients by the sub-type of breast cancer that they develop.

  • hupo

    When the Human Proteome Project (HPP) was launched in 2010, the scientific community viewed it as “a global initiative to build a map of all human proteins and their involvement in diseases,” says Dr Manuel Fuentes from the Cancer Research Institute of Salamanca.

  • Centre for Genomic Regulation,

    Seven years ago, the launch of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) ushered in a new era in the understanding of cancer, with the goal of improving clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients. 

  • microbioma

        Are ordinary people interested in scientific and technological research? The social perception reports produced by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) show that interest in R&D has remained stable over recent years. Around 15% of Spaniards say they are interested in science.

  • University of Barcelona

    Perhaps one of the most famous paintings of Salvador Dalí is The Persistence of Memory, which the artist completed in 1931, conjuring up, with its "melting" watches, Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. However, physics was not the only science that inspired the genius from Figueres.

  • ASEBIO - Europa Press

    Year 2000. Prior to the dawn of the 21st century, researchers Carlos Buesa and Tamara Maes decided to enter the business world by creating Oryzon Genomics, a spin-off of the Universitat de Barcelona and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Their objective was simply to identify and validate genetic markers and proteins of medical benefit in the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases.

  • Podophyllium hexandrum, etoposide, podophyllotoxin, transcriptomics

    Podophyllum hexandrum is an endangered plant found in the Himalayas and on the American continent. In the past, the native people of these regions knew the purgative effects of this species, but were unaware that its metabolism hid a much more important formula.

  • colorectal cancer, big data, personalised medicine, Vall d'Hebrón Institute of Oncology

        According to a report by the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), colorectal cancer is the cancer with the highest incidence rate (15%) in both sexes in Spain.

  • Geralt (Pixabay)

    In our bodies there are ten bacteria per human cell. This microbial richness plays a key role in our health and in the development of certain diseases. It was, however, a little understood role until the publication of research by Jeffrey I. Gordon, Director of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at the University of Washington, who discovered the complex relationship between gut microbiota and nutrition and health, in addition to its impact on problems such as obesity.

  • Analysis Data
    On 16 July, just before packing our bags to go on holiday, we had the opportunity to attend the “Updates on Analysis Data Flow Cytometry” conference, organised by the company Sysmex and held at the Moritz Factory in Barcelona, to discuss flow cytometry and its applications with Dr Jordi Petriz, an internationally recognised specialist in this complex discipline.