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Plenary Lecture in honor of Sebastián Cerdán

Dr. Pilar López Larrubia , director of the Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM), has had the honor of addressing the opening plenary lecture of the annual meeting of the Iberian Chapter of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM) which is being held these days in Lisbon. This plenary lecture has been called "Sebastian Cerdan" Plenary Lecture in homage to our dear colleague and friend, Sebastián Cerdán, who left us a few weeks ago. In the plenary session, Dr. Lopez Larrubia spoke about the applications of magnetic resonance imaging to study pathologies of the central nervous system. To conclude, she dedicated a few words to Dr. Sebastián Cerdán highlighting his enthusiasm and passion for science, his numerous contributions in the field of magnetic...

María Monsalve's group promoves scientific talent at IIBM

Scientists in practice is a pioneering experience in Spain promoted by the CSIC and the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science (AEAC) in Madrid to bring science closer to young people Nineteen research groups, including the laboratory led by Dr. María Monsalve from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols IIBM (CSIC-UAM), have hosted 38 students from 3rd ESO and 2nd PMAR (Learning and Performance Improvement Program) from June 20 to 24. The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Spanish Association for the Advancement of Science (AEAC) have launched a pilot project in Madrid to promote scientific talent in the country.  Thus, a total of 38 students from 3rd ESO and 2nd PMAR (Learning and Performance Improvement Program) have become scientists for a week, living together and collaborating in the daily...

Dra. Ana Rivera-Barahona has been awarded with the Best Oral Presentation Prize in the XV CIBERER Annual Meeting

The XV Center for Biomedical Research Network on Rare Diseases (CIBERER) Annual Meeting has taken place in hybrid format (face-to-face and online) from 26th to 27th of June with the aim of presenting the latest results on rare diseases produced by the CIBERER groups and Clinical Associated groups. Dr. Ana Rivera-Barahona , from the Human Genetics and Molecular Pathophysiology group of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM) and U760 CIBERER led by Dr. Víctor Luis Ruiz-Pérez , has been awarded with the Best Oral Presentation Prize for the presentation "Biallelic truncating variants in MAPKAPK5 cause a new developmental disorder involving neurological, cardiac, and facial anomalies combined with synpolydactyly". The work presented by Dr. Ana Rivera-Barahona is the result of the research carried out by...

Sound is the brain's light: Isabel Varela Nieto of the IIBM (CSIC-UAM) talks about it in an outreach video

  The Neuropathology of Hearing and Myelinopathies group of the Instituto de Investicaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM) and led by Dr. Isabel Varela Nieto has taken part in the preparation of an informative video on "Prevention and treatment of progressive age-related hearing loss". This event is part of the audiovisual series "Towards a healthy longevity" launched by the Fundación General CSIC (FGCSIC), which includes a series of videos to bring society closer to the latest research in the field of healthy aging. This informative activity is part of the NITROPROHEAR project, a research project co-funded by the FGCSIC in the framework of the Spain-Portugal Cross-Border Cooperation Project "Program for a Longevity Society PSL" aimed at identifying molecules to prevent or treat hearing loss. In the video, Dr. Varela Nieto ...

The IIBM says a sad farewell to our dear colleague, Sebastián Cerdán

Dr. Sebastián Cerdán, CSIC Research Professor, colleague of all at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM) , a colleague of all of us and friend of many of us, passed away last May 14th. His unexpected death has caused deep sorrow in all of us who have worked with him over the years, for whom he has been much more than a master. On a professional level Dr. Cerdán has been a brilliant and tireless scientist internationally recognized as a reference in the field of magnetic resonance, so it has been a great loss. He achieved numerous accomplishments that are easily found in the literature and attained positions of great prestige, most notably the Presidency of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance (ESMRMB), being a member of the management board of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM) and...

The Neuropathology of Hearing and Myelinopathies (IIBM-CSIC-UAM) organizes the online conference "Hearing health for a better quality of life" to celebrate the World Hearing Day 2022.

The online conference "Hearing health for a better quality of life" was held with great success on March 28th. It was the first presentation of the World Hearing Report prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO), which presents alarming data on the prevalence of hearing problems and the estimated increase in the coming decades, especially those forms associated with aging and exposure to noise. This was followed by an interesting discussion on the importance of maintaining good hearing health, avoiding exposure to intense noise, taking care of diet and consulting medical specialists regularly, in order to prevent hearing loss and ensure a better quality of life. Associations of patients with hearing loss, experts in nutrition, as well as clinicians and CIBERER researchers took part in the discussion. To conclude the day, an educational video...

Dr. Isabel Varela from the IIBM (CSIC-UAM) participates in the popular science program "Entre probetas" of Radio 5 to talk about hearing

  Isabel Varela-Nieto , Head of the research group in Neuropathology of Hearing and Myelinopathies at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols, IIBM (CSIC-UAM) has recently participated in the science outreach program " Entre probetas " of Radio 5 (Radio Nacional de España), due to the celebration of World Hearing Day. The CSIC Professor is an excellent science communicator, bringing to society her knowledge about the genetic and molecular basis of hearing and hearing degeneration. In the program "Entre probetas", presented and directed by José Antonio López Guerrero, another great science communicator, Dr. Varela Nieto highlighted the great impact that hearing loss plays on our quality of life and the importance of maintaining proper hearing health throughout our lives, since the organ of hearing does not regenerate...

New role discovered for NOD1 protein in iron-related diseases

  Researchers from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM, have published a new study about the novel function of NOD1 protein in iron homeostasis and in the process of cell death due to excess of iron This important work represents the pavement of new avenues of research in the diagnosis and treatment of iron-related diseases, as well as the identification of new therapeutic targets to combat different immunometabolic pathologies. The NOD1 protein, which had been previously related to inflammatory and cardiovascular pathologies, also plays an important role in the balance of iron levels in the body (homeostasis) and in the mechanisms of cell death due to excess iron (ferroptosis), according to a study recently released in the journal Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy . The work has...

Researchers of the IIBM, CSIC-UAM, celebrate with great success the course "Advances in research with experimental models: the future of the 3R"

The Neuropathology of Hearing and Myelinopathies research group of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols (IIBM), CSIC-UAM, led by Dr. Isabel Varela has organized the course " Advances in Research with Experimental Models: the future of the 3Rs ", in collaboration with the Colegio de Veterinarios de Madrid (COLVEMA) and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). The course lasted three days and was held in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online). The course was very well received, with more than 200 attendees, mainly biomedical professionals interested in learning about the latest techniques in research with experimental models and future alternatives to the use of animals. The course featured prominent speakers in this field of research, including several members of the Plataforma de Biobancos y Biomodelos del Instituto de...

New insights into the fibroinflammatory microenvironment of pancreatic cancer bring us closer to a new therapeutic strategy

Researchers from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas "Alberto Sols" (IIBm), a joint center of the CSIC and the UAM, have published a study in the prestigious journal GUT in which they unravel the important components of the fibroinflammatory microenvironment of pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. This study details the identification of lysyl oxidase-like protein 2 (LOXL2) as a key factor in the metastasis of this high-mortatility tumor. This may represent a new therapeutic approach to reduce the metastatic potential of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma tumor cells This work , published in the prestigous journal GUT , has been led by Drs. Bruno Sainz Anding and Amparo Cano and carried out by the Cancer Stem Cells and Fibroinflammatory Microenvironment Group of the Instituto de...