Researchers at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Samuel Sánchez, appear in different media for their latest achievement in the biological robots field. The researchers have developed new biobots, based on muscle cells, that can swim at unprecedented velocities.
Eduard Torrents and Maria del Mar Cendra, postdoctoral researcher in his laboratory, have published a review in the journal Biotechnology Advances, where they describe the way in which P. aeruginosa forms biofilms, in which it can coexist with other species of microorganisms and its negative impact on global health.
The team of researchers led by Raimon Jané, group leader at IBEC and researcher at CIBER-BBN, together with international collaborators from imec in the Netherlands and a hospital in Belgium, develop an innovative procedure to assess lung diseases.
Researchers from the nanomalaria group of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Institute for Global Health of Barcelona (ISGlobal) appear in the Big Vang section of La Vanguardia for the project promoted by the ‘la Caixa’ Foundation to develop a new fast, reliable and cost-effective malaria screening test.
A team of researchers led by Samuel Sánchez from IBEC appear in different media for the study published in the prestigious journal Science Robotics, where for the first time they have monitored the behavior of millions of nanorobots inside the bladder of living mice.
Benedetta Bolognesi, junior group leader at IBEC, appears in different media for a recent study published in the eLife magazine. In the study they show the first map with all the possible mutations in the amyloid beta peptide and tested how they influence its aggregation into plaques, a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
Irene Marco-Rius, junior group leader at IBEC and doctor by the University of Cambridge is interviewed in “el Periódico” for her participation in “la Caixa” Foundation-BIST Chemical Biology programme.
Fourteen engineers, mathematicians, biologists and robotics experts warn of the need to break stereotypes and increase the presence of women in the STEM sector, which today generates the most employment.
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.