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Albert Bach Boscos

What do we breathe when in the forest?

A study led by ICTA-UAB researchers characterizes, for the first time, the forest chemistry of the air under the canopy of a Mediterranean holm oak forest and detects maximum concentrations in July and August, at early morning and early afternoon.

Astròcits APOE4 en cultiu amb una alteració de lípids

New brain alterations induced by main genetic risk factor in Alzheimer's disease discovered

A study led by the INc shows that APOE4 produces an alteration in the astrocytes' signaling mechanisms in male mice, which could be key for the development of this pathology. In females this alteration occurs in different variants of APOE. The study moves forward in the description of APOE functions in the brain, and in understanding its role in the development of the illness.

Els investigadors de l’INC-UAB José Miguel Lizcano (dreta) i Pau Muñoz

New pathway to attack tumor cells identified

A study led by the INc describes a new strategy to tackle cancer, based on inducing a potent stress in tumor causing cell destruction by autophagy. The mechanism has been revealed using the new antitumor drug ABTL0812, currently in clinical trial. Results has been validated using samples from oncologic patients, and published in Autophagy.

Descobreixen alteracions bioquímiques en els pacients amb la malaltia de Lesch-Nyhan

Biochemical alterations revealed in patients with Lesch-Nyhan disease

An international study by the Institute of Neuroscience, Emory University and Hospital Universitario La Paz shows that patients suffering from Lesch-Nyhan, a rare neurological disease, present biochemical alterations in skin cells, urine and cerebrospinal fluid. Published in the PNAS journal, the research will allow to advance in the study of this disease, which currently has no cure.

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