A new method to find the best treatment for pediatric cancer

A study led by researchers from the Nanobioengineering Group at IBEC, in collaboration with other research centers and hospitals in Barcelona, ​​uses a predictive biomarker to anticipate the success of drugs against rhabdomyosarcoma, which represents around 5 percent of childhood tumors . This advance can help in predicting treatment efficiency thus, avoiding tumor resistance and decreasing undesired secondary effects.

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SPECS Lab featured on TV and Radio for its work on COVID19 and mental health

Researchers from the SPECS lab at IBEC have  develop a new method to evaluate the mental health and wellbeing of people living under strict confinement measures such those during COVID-19 pandemic on April 2020. The study, conducted with people living in 17 countries, confirms that confinement measurements leads to a negative impact on the emotional wellbeing. The researchers also detected some personal situations that can entail a higher risk for the mental health and wellbeing.

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Elisabeth Engel at Santander Pioneros: it’s time to support science

Three protagonists of the medical research field in Spain debated in a new edition of the “Pioneros Santander” forum, organized virtually by El País Retina. Elisabeth Engel, group leader of Biomaterials for regenerative therapies at IBEC, Rocío Arroyo, CEO of Amadix and Eduardo Jorgensen, of Medicsen, also CEO, agreed to celebrate the greatest interest in their work area, the intersection between science, technology and health, but at the same time they were cautious: there are no shortcuts in research, neither before Covid-19 nor after.

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A “faster and safer” therapy against tuberculosis

A team of international scientists led by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) has developed a “faster, more effective and safer” therapy to eliminate infections of intracellular bacteria that cause diseases such as tuberculosis. Scientists participating in the study include Group Leader Giuseppe Battaglia and the researcher Loris Rizzello of IBEC.

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