The accumulation of abnormal glycogen in glial cells of the nervous system causes inflammation and degeneration of the brain. The study, led by IRB Barcelona and with contribution of Arnau Hervera and Jose Antonio del Río from IBEC, has been recently published in the journal Brain.
Researchers at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Samuel Sánchez achieve a breakthrough in the field of biological robots by developing new biobots based on muscle cells that can swim at unprecedented velocities.
A comprehensive review led by IBEC researchers from the “Bacterial infections: antimicrobial therapies” group highlights the clinical relevance of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its presence in bacterial biofilms.
A team of researchers led by Raimon Jané from IBEC, together with international partners at imec in the Netherlands and a Hospital in Belgium, develops an innovative procedure to evaluate pulmonary diseases.
A team of researchers led by Samuel Sánchez from IBEC has monitored, for the first time, the behaviour of a swarm of nanorobots inside living mice. The study, published in the prestigious journal Science Robotics, reveals a coordinated movement, which could result in a very promising future in the field of precision medicine.
A study published in the journal eLife made 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.
A new study by IBEC’s Bacterial Infections: Antimicrobial Therapies and Molecular and cellular neurobiotechnology groups shows that Galleria mellonella larvae can be effective to test the toxicity of nanoparticles. This work thus paves the way toward a new animal model for toxicity studies that represent an inexpensive and more ethical alternative to rodent testing.
An international team led by the SPECS Laboratory at the IBEC has identified, for the first time in humans, the physiological mechanism responsible for the effectiveness of learning processes based on self-motivation and freedom of choice. The protagonists of this mechanism are theta-type brain waves, which regulate the ability of the human hippocampus to fix and retrieve information.
International researchers led by Santi Marco at IBEC develop a software for biomarker discovery in samples such as urine, blood or cell extracts. AlpsNMR: An R tool for Automated spectraL Processing System for untargeted NMR-based metabolomics has been made public in the main repository for bioinformatics open software: Bioconductor
In a new article published in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers describe how they successfully designed and fabricated bubble-propelled enzymatic micromotors built from a highly porous metal-organic framework (MOF). These new micromotors might lead to applications for drug delivery, and adsorption of pollutants.