CaixaImpulse selects a VHIR project to combat multiresistant infections
CaixaImpulse selects a VHIR project to combat multiresistant infections

El projecte ThermoShot™-FlashShot™: Nova tecnologia per combatre les infeccions multiresistents o les produïdes per dispositius mèdics que produeixen biopel·lícules forma part dels 23 treballs seleccionats en la tercera convocatòria del Programa CaixaImpulse. Està liderat pel Dr. Joan Gavaldà Santapau, coordinador del Laboratori de Resistències Antibiòtiques del Grup de Recerca en Malalties Infeccioses de Vall d’Hebron

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NANOMEDICINE AND FUTURE, explained by Simó Schwartz, Director of U20 of NANBIOSIS
NANOMEDICINE AND FUTURE, explained by Simó Schwartz, Director of U20 of NANBIOSIS

NANBIOSIS-U20 Scientific Director, Simó Schwartz, speaks about Nanomedicine in an interview publish in http://www.quimicaysociedad.org. NANBIOSIS is an Singular Scientific Technological Infrastructure (ICTS) that provides a complete service for the production and characterization of nanomaterials, biomaterials and systems in biomedicine, including the design and production of biomaterials and nanomaterials and their nanoconjugates, and the characterization of

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The EU-NCL network will support a project of nanomedicine for prostate cancer
The EU-NCL network will support a project of nanomedicine for prostate cancer

The European Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory (EU-NCL) has selected a project from VHIR intended to develop a therapeutic nanoconjugate that improves the treatment of prostate cancer. The project is coordinated by Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr, director of CIBBIM-nanomedicine, and Dr. Ibane Abasolo, from CIBBIM-Nanomedicine. Drug Delivery and Targeting group at VHIR, and Dr. María Jesús Vincent,

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Nanoparticles against cancer in the Live Research Fair
Nanoparticles against cancer in the Live Research Fair

Can we improve the treatment of cancer with the help of nanoparticles? How can we help improve the effectiveness of a drug? Which treatment works best? And how can we test it? These are some of the questions that the group if Functional Validation and Preclinical Research (FVPR) has responded, from the research group CIBBIM-Nanomedicine.

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Tumour cells are dependent on fat to start metastasis
Tumour cells are dependent on fat to start metastasis

A study headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), and published today in Natureidentifies metastasis-initiating cells through a specific marker, namely the protein CD36. This protein, which is found in the membranes of tumour cells, is responsible for taking up fatty acids. CD36 activity and dependence

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VHIR participates in a European project against Fabry disease
VHIR participates in a European project against Fabry disease

The Drug Delivery and Targeting group from the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine at VHIR, led by Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr., participates in a new European project, which aims the innovation and improvement in the treatment for Fabry disease, a rare condition X-linked which affects 1 in 7.000 people approximately. The project is awarded with 5,8 milion in the

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Customized prosthesis made for patients by a digital planning platform
Customized prosthesis made for patients by a digital planning platform

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital has a new tools to make the recovery of patients easier. Together with the company Avinent, this service developed a new digital planning platform, pioneer, which allows surgeons to prepare the intervention and also allows them to contact engineers and technical staff who design

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The laboratory of Dr. Abasolo receives the visit of a future investigator
The laboratory of Dr. Abasolo receives the visit of a future investigator

Artur Aymar is sure he wants to study Biomedical Engineering; for this reason, he is happy to perform the research work in one of the VHIR’s laboratories as it is the opportunity to learn first-hand “what kind of research takes place in a real lab”. Artur is 16 years old and he is studying 2nd

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Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr has been appointed as a member of the advisory board of the EU-NCL
Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr has been appointed as a member of the advisory board of the EU-NCL

Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr, director of the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), has been appointed as a member of the advisory board of the Nanomedicine Characterisation Laboratory (EU-NCL). Dr. Schwartz will collaborate with the EU-NCL defining the objectives as well as setting up the strategic plan and director plan. The EU-NCL

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La Masia and the AECC promoting a solidarity oil for breast cancer research
La Masia and the AECC promoting a solidarity oil for breast cancer research

The Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and La Masía have presented today the initiative “Aceite de Oliva Solidario” (Solidarity Olive Oil). The goal of the challenge – which starts today and ends on October 19, World Day Against Breast cancer – is to fund with 50,000 euros the breast cancer research project directed by Dr.

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Asdent donates more than 120,000 euros to raise funds for the Dent’s disease at Vall d’Hebron
Asdent donates more than 120,000 euros to raise funds for the Dent’s disease at Vall d’Hebron

Nacho is a 6-year-old child who was diagnosed when he was 3 with the Dent’s disease; a rare untreatable disease which may result in renal failure. Since the diagnosis, his parents have not stop to reverse this situation getting researchers to investigate in order to curb the disease. Now, 3 years after the diagnosis, they

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Dr. Simó Schwartz, Scientific, appointed president of the European Society for Nanomedicine (ESNAM)
Dr. Simó Schwartz, Scientific, appointed president of the European Society for Nanomedicine (ESNAM)

The objectives of ESNAM are to promote nanomedicine research and facilitate the exchange of knowledge among its members (currently, about 800 members). According to Dr. Simó Schwartz “the dissemination of specialized infrastructure in nanomedicine, like NANBIOSIS, among members of the society and its utilities is also an object of ESNAM. This is intended to strengthen

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VHIR brings nanomedicine to the Science Festival
VHIR brings nanomedicine to the Science Festival

The Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) participated once again in the Science Festival, which this year has reached its 10th edition. Dr. Víctor Puntes, head of the group of Design and Pharmacodynamics of Nanoparticles, gave a talk, with two experiments, to explain the benefits of nanomedicine on the health of people. As the festival program

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VHIR presented the results of three projects of the TV3’s Marathon 2010
VHIR presented the results of three projects of the TV3’s Marathon 2010

On Wednesday 15 June was held the Symposium on acquired spinal cord and brain injuries, in which have been presented the results of the 30 projects funded in the 2010 edition of the TV3 Marathon. Of these projects, three were carried out at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR). The Institute’s director, Dr. Joan Comella,

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The Association for Familial Hypomagnesemia donates once again 15000 € for the research of this disease
The Association for Familial Hypomagnesemia donates once again 15000 € for the research of this disease

For the second year in a row, the Association for Information and Research of Familial Hipomagnesemia (Hipofam) has given 15000 euros to the research group on Renal Physiopathology of Vall d’hebron Research Institute (VHIR) to investigate this rare genetic disease. The funds have been collected through numerous charitable activities, such as paddle tennis tournaments, exhibitions

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Dr. Schwartz Jr participates in a European nanomedicine project for pancreatic cancer
Dr. Schwartz Jr participates in a European nanomedicine project for pancreatic cancer

The Drug Delivery and Targeting group from the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine at VHIR, led by Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr., participates in a new European project, called NoCanTher, which aims to develop treatments with nanomedicine for pancreatic ductal carcinoma. The project is awarded with 7 million euros in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission, and involves

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Dr. Anna Meseguer receives grant from the American Association for Cancer Research
Dr. Anna Meseguer receives grant from the American Association for Cancer Research

Dr. Anna Meseguer, head of the Kidney Physiopathology group at the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), has received the 2016 Research Grant for Immunotherapy in Kidney Cancer of the American Association for Cancer Research, endowed with 250,000$ for two years. Her research project, entitled “Could TIM-1 constitute a new target for renal carcinoma immunotherapy?”,

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Taking care of your kidneys, and also of the youngest ones’
Taking care of your kidneys, and also of the youngest ones’

Renal disease, those that affect the kidneys are not an issue just for adults. Younger children also suffer. A reality that sometimes is hidden and has led to devote this year’s World Kidney Day to preventing diseases that affect children. Under the slogan Kidney Disease and Children, act quickly to prevent it, the Spanish Association

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Dr Simó Schwartz Jr is appointed editor of the European Journal of Nanomedicine
Dr Simó Schwartz Jr is appointed editor of the European Journal of Nanomedicine

Dr Simó Schwartz Jr, director of the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), has been appointed member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Nanomedicine. VHIR’s researcher will review some of the manuscripts submitted to the prestigious scientific journal for the next two years. The journal focuses on the spectrum from

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Three VHIR researchers receive three important European grants
Three VHIR researchers receive three important European grants

Dr. Simó Schwartz Jr, head of the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine Drug Delivery and Targeting group, Dr. Diego Arango, head of the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine Biomedical Research in Digestive Tumors group, and Dr. Mar Hernández-Guillamón, principal investigator of the Neurovascular Diseases group at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), have been granted with three important European projects. The first two

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New methodology to improve the drug response of breast and colon cancer with nanomedicine
New methodology to improve the drug response of breast and colon cancer with nanomedicine

Researchers from the Drug Delivery and Targeting group of the CIBBIM-Nanomedicine at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VIHR), have evidenced that targeted nanomedicines improve treatment sensitivity of breast and colon cancer stem cells. To be able to study the efficacy of the nanomedicines, researchers have developed a novel fluorescent model that allowed them to visualize

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VHIR inaugurates the 2nd edition of the Master’s Degree in Translational Biomedical Research

On September 29th, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR) celebrated the opening day of the 2nd edition of the Official Master’s Degree in Translational Biomedical Research and the closing of the 1st edition, with the diploma award ceremony. Dr. Manel Esteller, director of the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute

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VHIR receives two grants from the AECC to investigate stomach cancer and melanoma
VHIR receives two grants from the AECC to investigate stomach cancer and melanoma

The Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) has received two projects in the last call of the Associación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) to investigate stomach cancer and malignant melanoma. The projects, worth 1,200,000 euros each, are led by Dr. Diego Arango, group leader of the Molecular Oncology Nanomedicine CIBBIM-VHIR, and Dr. Maria S. Soengas, from

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The artist Josep Moscardó collaborates with VHIR by donating his Montjuïc Nit work
The artist Josep Moscardó collaborates with VHIR by donating his Montjuïc Nit work

“Montjuïc nit” is the artist’s Josep Moscardó personal perspective of a set of emblematyc areas of Barcelona such as Montjuïc Hill, the Olympic ring on Montjuïc, the Paral·lel or the Port. Moscardó has donated a silk-screen printing edition of his work with a handwritten signature and numbering in order to help fundraising for research on

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VHIR researchers validate a new therapeutic target for colorectal cancer treatment
VHIR researchers validate a new therapeutic target for colorectal cancer treatment

Researchers from the Group of Molecular Oncology CIBBIM-Nanomedicine at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR) have validated a gene, called PPOX, as a new therapeutic target against colorectal cancer. Furthermore, this study opens the door to the validation of more targets, as PPOX is only one of the 966 genes that researchers have found overexpressed

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VHIR researchers presented the results funded by the Marató of 2009 devoted to rare diseases
VHIR researchers presented the results funded by the Marató of 2009 devoted to rare diseases

On Monday afternoon, 20 research projects funded by La Marató 2009 devoted to rare diseases were presented in the 16th Symposium La Marató of TV3, at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans’ facilities. There were researchers from Vall d’Hebron, who had participated in three of the projects. Inhibition of the Notch’s pathway as a therapeutic target in

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VHIR proposals for Sant Jordi
VHIR proposals for Sant Jordi

Here you have our three recommendations for this Sant Jordi’s Day: ‘En Roc al Planeta Mascareta’, ‘Nano-Oncology, the Turning Point’ and ‘Aians’. These three books are written by professionals from Vall d’Hebron Hospital. En Roc al Planeta Mascareta Roc is a kid who after escaping from the paws of a terrible dragoon (the disease), with

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Possible new strategies to combat epithelial metastatic cancer have been described
Possible new strategies to combat epithelial metastatic cancer have been described

An article published by researchers from the School of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon and from the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Research Centre for Nanomedicine (CIBBIM-Nanomedicine) from the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) includes the latest discoveries in the field of epithelial metastatic cancer and considers the possibility of opening new therapeutic fronts for

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