Gema Revuelta, professor in the DCEXS-UPF, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ebola virus disease
The Health Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia has created the Scientific Advisory Board on the Ebola Virus Disease, comprised of twelve members including Gema Revuelta, professor in the Department of Experimental Sciences and Health (CEXS-UPF) and deputy director of the Science Communication Observatory (OCC-UPF), both from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Interview with Jordi Sunyer: "Seeing the results of research is something that takes a hold of you forever"
Professor Jordi Sunyer Deu, professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences and the co-director of the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), has received a grant from the European Research Council to study the possible relationship between air pollution and neurological development in children. In 2014, he has received the John Goldsmith Award.
The researchers Lucas Carey (CEXS) and Guillaume Filion (CRG) found highly similar works authored by various Chinese researchers while they were carrying out a literature search on the topics published in scientific journals.
UPF has assigned the company exclusive rights to develop and market a CB1 cannabinoid receptor antagonist, developed at the CEXS Neuropharmacology Laboratory for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as fragile X and Down syndrome, as well as other possible indications.
Coordinated by Gianni Fabritiis researcher ICREA at CEXS Department and head of the laboratory of Computational Biophysics at GRIB (IMIM - UPF), published in Nature Communications on October 28th.
Arnau Busquets, a researcher linked to the Neuropharmacology Laboratory headed by professor Rafael Maldonado, of the UPF Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (CEXS), has been awarded the Prize of the Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors in the Life and Health Sciences category, ex aequo 2014 for his thesis: Targeting the endocannabinoid system for Therapeutic Purposes, which he defended on July 4, 2013 and which was supervised by professors Andres Ozaita and Rafael Maldonado.
On Wednesday October 5, the directors of the PRBB and the seven research centres located in the park signed their adherence to the new edition of the Code of Good Scientific Practice.
A work coordinated by Eduardo Eyras from Pompeu Fabra University and Alberto Kornblihtt from the University of Buenos Aires, describes a new function for a protein mostly characterized for its role in directing small non-coding RNAs to their targets. It is published in 14 october at PNAS.
An international team of scientists, including Ricard Solé, ICREA researcher at the CEXS, has devised a method to quickly and easily predict which exotic species can become invasive populations.
Sequencing and analysis of gibbon genome sheds light on its complex evolution and the role of repeats in chromosomal rearrangements
Researchers from the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (CISC-UPF) and the Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica (CNAG) participate in an international consortium to decipher the gibbon genome, which will provide clues for human health research. The study has been published today in the journal Nature.