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How cells cope with stress and strain

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opcio 13_webA study by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) reveals how cells withstand breakage during the constant changes in shape and volume experienced in most biological processes

During critical biological processes such as embryonic development, breathing, the pumping of the heart, wound healing and tumor growth, the body’s cells are stretched and distorted to adapt to their environment. The cell’s membrane, though, is rigid and inflexible. So how does it withstand all these constant deformations, so that it doesn’t break?

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IBEC group leader in new CIBER-BBN steering committee

Biomedical Signal Processing and Interpretation group leader and UPC professor Raimon Jané has been appointed as a member of the new CIBER-BBN Steering Committee.

CIBER-BBN’s Permanent Commission announced the names of the 10-strong committee, which will stand for the next four years, on Wednesday.

Raimon, who will take part in the committee as Training Coordinator, will carry out his duties alongside other researchers including Ramón Martínez-Máñez (Universitat Politècnica de València) as director and José Becerra (Universidad de Málaga) as subdirector.

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