News - CMRB

March 13, 2017

Unistem day at CMR[B]

7 European countries, 27,000 students, 75 Universities and Research Centers of Spain and Europe, more than 400 guests among researchers, managers, communicators, technicians, clinicians and many more, alltogether for Unistem day.

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February 24, 2017

The CMR[B] meets YoMo

On February 28th the CMR[B] will participate in YoMo, the Youth Mobile Festival, an event to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and designers to succeed in an increasingly mobile world.

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January 26, 2017

Scientific journalists for one day

Yesterday (January 25th), a group of 48 children from the primary school “Bac de Roda” in Barcelona participated in the PRBB-organized activity “Interview with a scientist.”

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December 22, 2016

The CMR[B] participates in ADVANCECAT, promoting advanced therapies in Catalonia

The CMR[B] participates in ADVANCECAT, a new project which has the objective of  Enabling the arrival of advanced therapies from pre-clinical stages to industrial production and clinical application.

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November 23, 2016

iPSC’s 10th Anniversary: Stem Cell Reprogramming Turns Ten

Ten years ago, Dr. Yamanaka and Dr. Takahashi published a manuscript where they explained how he obtained stem cells from mouse skin cells. Since then, iPSCs have revolutionized many scientific fields and in a near future, they could arrive to the clinics.

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October 11, 2016

Turning skin cells into platelets

Good news in biomedicine is published today in the prestigious journal Cell Reports. The study, led by the CMR[B], shows that is possible to convert skin cells into megakaryocytes with the same functions that the ones that are in the human body, able to produce platelets, the blood cell type responsible of the normal blood clotting.  This conversion was induced by a cocktail of 6 factors and takes only 2 weeks.

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September 16, 2016

Fighting blindness with stem cells

Last week (September 6-7th), Dr. Anna Veiga, Director of the Stem Cell Bank at the CMR[B], participated in the B-debate “Fighting Blindness. Future Challenges and Opportunities for Visual Restoration” as a chair and speaker.

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July 25, 2016

Building international synergies in the stem cells field

The recent visit of Dr. Pei opens great opportunities for long-term collaborations between his institution, Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and the CMR[B].

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June 29, 2016

New guidelines for stem cell research

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), the world’s largest professional organization of stem cell scientists, has released newly updated guidelines for stem cell research and the development of new clinical therapies. The new guidance comes at a time when rapidly evolving technologies like gene editing in human embryos and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and its applications are providing unprecedented opportunities to understand human biology and disease, but also raising questions that have social and ethical implications.

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June 20, 2016

The CMR[B] at the 10th “Festa de la Ciència”

The 10th “Festa de la Ciència” took place in the Ciutadella Park (Barcelona) this last weekend (June 18th-19th) with a great success. Dr. Olalla Iglesias was the CMR[B] researcher that was in this location sharing with the audience all the research that is developed at our institution.

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