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Conformation of the insulin receptor

Posted by on March 5th, 2018

A few days back over dinner at a CNV gathering, Theresia Gutmann from the Coskun lab casually told me about her PhD work. In collaboration with the Rockefeller University NYC, Theresia had visualized the changing conformation of the human insulin receptor upon insulin binding (paper). I made a sketchnote summarizing their discovery of a conformational[…]

High school students blog about StemCellTalks

Posted by on June 27th, 2015

StemCellTalks is a Canadian high school outreach initiative that has been running in 7 Canadian cities since 2010. This symposium was established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. To date, over 500 graduate student and trainee volunteers have reached over 5000[…]

Researchers identify a key molecule in flies that adjusts energy use under starvation conditions

Posted by on July 24th, 2014

Marco Milán leads the Development and Growth Control Laboratory (Battista/Minocri, IRB Barcelona)  The Phd student Lara Barrio worked on the role of p53 in metabolism (Battista/Minocri, IRB Barcelona)   Scientists at IRB Barcelona have observed that, when deprived of food, flies that do not express p53 show poor management of energy store. The study, published[…]

Identified a new possible target to combat muscle wasting

Posted by on April 9th, 2014

The pathological atrophy of skeletal muscle is a serious biomedical problem for which no effective treatment is currently available. Those most affected populations are the elderly diagnosed with sarcopenia and patients with cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases that develop cachexia. A study by scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), headed by[…]