A study led by SPECS lab reveals, for the first time in humans, that the theta waves generated by the hippocampus regulate the ability of neurons to fix and retrieve information. Manipulating the oscillation of these waves could, according to experts, eliminate traumatic memories or enhance memories lost due to amnesia or neurodegenerative diseases.
Eduard Torrents and his team present an alternative to experimentation with mice. The research proposes the use of waxworms to evaluate the toxicity of nanoparticles, which is also cheaper and more ethical. These insects allow us to model their possible nanotoxicity in a living organism.
Josep Samitier, director of IBEC, appears in “La Vanguardia” for his participation in the Barcelona Tribune debate on technological innovation and scientific research as great engines to overcome the covid crisis.
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia appears in “The New Barcelona Post” on the occasion of the Rare Diseases Day.
Nuria Montserrat, group leader at IBEC, appears on the online platform “Women in Science and Innovation 2020” for highlighting its important work and contribution in the field of science and innovation in 2020.
The debate organized by “Barcelona Tribuna” about innovation, talent management and scientific research in Barcelona will have the participation of Josep Samitier, director of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC).
During the 13th IBEC Symposium, the keynote speaker Robert Langer, Professor of the Technological Institute of Massachusetts (MIT) and Director of its biomedical engineering laboratory, gave an interview to the journalist Cristina Sáez for the SINC agency.
Last February 11, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, more than 20 IBEC researchers gave talks in different schools around Catalonia. The objective of the meetings between researchers and students was to bring science closer to schools and to vindicate female scientific talent.
Roger Oria appears in “la Vanguardia” after receiving the 24th Doctors’ Senate Award of the University of Barcelona (UB) for his thesis on mechanobiology, directed by Pere Roca-Cusachs, principal investigator at IBEC and Associate Professor at the UB’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The industrial and computer engineer Alícia Casals, associated researcher at IBEC and professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), is interviewed in “el Periódico” to talk about the merits of the female researchers and to inspire young women in their disciplines.