Researchers at IBEC, in collaboration with hospitals and international partners, have observed that the deficiency of the cellular prion protein leads to behavioral deficits, learning impairment, and enhanced epilepsy-like excitability of the brain, in mice.
IBEC researchers, together with clinicians from Sant Pau Hospital and Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, use “electronic noses” and machine learning to analyse the breath of patients, identifying with high accuracy those with lung infections of P. aeruginosa, a multidrug resistant pathogen. This method could represent a non-invasive and efficient tool to diagnose and monitor patients with a bacterial lung infection, offering a faster alternative to standard sputum cultures.
Almost half of IBEC workers commute to work by sustainable means, and cycling is used by 1 out of 5 workers.
Working in research is very fascinating, but sometimes commuting to IBEC in public transport or by car, represents the most annoying part of our working day: how many times have you dreamed about just snapping your fingers and being teleported at IBEC or home?!
The “Bioengineering at the Rural School” project, led by the Strategic Initiatives unit of the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), is being projected to different European countries in an event organized by the European Network eTwinning, the European online platform for school education, where primary and secondary school teachers from all over Europe have connected to learn, first hand, about different strategies to follow to connect schools in rural environments with cutting-edge education in different fields.