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A study using Drosophila sheds light on the metastatic behaviour of human tumours

Posted by , on 26 September 2018

Most solid tumours with metastatic potential show a high degree of chromosomal instability. A study published in the journal Developmental Cell demonstrates that chromosomal instability itself promotes invasive behaviour. The ...

Genes activated in metastasis also drive the first stages of tumour growth

Posted by , on 19 February 2018

In spite of the difference between the cell functions responsible for giving rise to a tumour and for the metastasis of this same tumour, studies at IRB Barcelona using the ...

Embryonic development inspires regenerative medicine

Posted by , on 27 November 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation. The merge of ...

Internal mechanism found to be responsible for the limitless growth potential of epithelial tumours

Posted by , on 8 September 2017

Researchers from the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona have identified the cell types and molecular mechanism responsible for the unlimited growth potential of epithelial tumours (carcinomas) and ...

The Drosophila fly brings to light the role of morphogens in limb growth

Posted by , on 5 July 2017

• Scientists at IRB Barcelona clarify the function of the genes that drive wing development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. • Published in the journal eLife, this study unveils ...