Research news

‘Dancing molecules’ repair severe spinal cord injuries in paralyzed animals

Researchers from the University of Northwestern, in the United States, and the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), develop a new injectable therapy that uses synthetic nanofibers to repair spinal cord lesions. Nanofibers, which contain ‘Dancing molecules’ effectively stimulate cellular receptors by promoting spinal cord regeneration. After a single injection, paralyzed animals treated with this new therapy were able to walk again in just four weeks. The article has been published in Science. 

Read more…

Research news

Artificial smell to control food quality

Researchers from IBEC, in collaboration with the University of Cordoba, recently published a study where they develop protocols that optimize the use of a technique capable of analysing, at the molecular level, substances present in the aroma of food, managing to differentiate samples of ham from Iberian pigs fed with acorn or feed. This new approach, which uses artificial intelligence to analyse the data, will simplify the analysis of aromas, and can be very useful to determine the traceability and quality of food, and fight against fraud.

Read more…

Other news

Greener than ever: IBEC launches its sustainability strategy

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) presents its strategy for sustainability which is committed to promote more sustainable practices in research and administration. With this initiative IBEC, an international excellence center focused on bioengineering solutions for health, takes the lead to fight climate change, pollution and non-sustainable practices with more strategy and actions.

Read more…