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New materials for brain repair and neuronal regeneration

MAGBBRIS, a recently approved European project, which counts on the ICMAB-CSIC participation, will develop magnetic nano-biomaterials for brain repair and to obtaining images after a stroke. Another project led by the ICMAB-CSIC will develop new electroactive materials for neuronal regeneration.


A spin-off company to design and develop preclinical assays of liver diseases

Barcelona Liver Bioservices (BLB) is a spin-off  of the CSIC and IDIBAPS created to offer services of designing and developing pre-clinical assays of liver diseases and liver toxicity of compounds.


These sponges hide secrets that could improve new generation of computers and optical fiber

“Glass sponges” have silica-based skeletal elements with an astonishing behavior: their spicules behave better than any current optical fiber. Scientists from the CEAB-CSIC are involved in an international research to understand the properties that would explain the optical properties of these sponges and to apply in the future generation of computers and optical fiber.


A new strategy deactivates antibiotic resistance bacteria

A new strategy to fight bacteria antibiotic resistance has been developed. It targets specifically the microdomains of the bacterial membrane where proteins are assembled to form protein complexes.


Unveiling the role of histone H1 protein as a genome stabilizer

Scientists at the Barcelona Molecular Biology Institute of the CSIC research to unveil the secrets of heterochromatin, the most silenced part of the human genome. Factors related to its regulation or misregulation can be involved in growing, development and diseases. Two recent works unveil the essential role of one of these factors, the intriguing histone H1.