Research news

Young at heart: novel temporal window of cardiac regeneration

A study carried out at CMR[B] in collaboration with IBEC and the UB has established that the ability of the heart to regenerate after a wound is related to the stiffness of its cellular environment and not only to the proliferative capacity of the cardiac cells, narrowing the window of regeneration to 48 hours after birth.

The research, published in Science Advances, paves the way for the development of therapies based on the pharmacological modification of the extracellular matrix to promote tissue regeneration after a heart attack or stroke.

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BIST grant success for IBEC mothers

Three of IBEC’s women researchers have been successful in BIST’s recent ‘To the Mothers of Science’ call.

Postdocs Silvia Pujals from Nanoscopy for Nanomedicine and Marija Vukovanovic from Bacterial Infections: Antimicrobial Therapies each won a grant and coaching sessions, and senior researcher Marina Giannotti from Nanoprobes and Nanoswitches won coaching sessions.

‘To the Mothers of Science’ is a new initiative from the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) that aims to support women scientists who have the ambition and potential to reach a leading position in research while fulfilling maternity responsibilities at the same time. This first call bestowed 12 grants distributed among the seven BIST centres, plus coaching alone for seven finalists.

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