11/12/2012 - Press release
An international project with the participation of researchers from IMIM has, for the first time ever, deciphered the mechanism by which a substance called anophelin binds to an enzyme (thrombin) involved in the process of blood coagulation. This discovery opens the door to, on the one hand, designing a new generation of anticoagulant drugs with a totally different functioning to current ones and, on the other hand, fighting against the spreading of malaria by designing inhibitors for this substance.
08/05/2012 - Press release
A group of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and from the INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has participated in an international study aiming to give a general overview at a chemical, pharmacological and behavioural level of a recently appeared new chemical compound, according to the Recreational Drugs European Network, as a new abused drug: methoxetamine (MXE).
14/02/2011 - Press release
The 13th National Award for Research in Sports Medicine, awarded by the University of Oviedo and sponsored by Cajastur for the best research work in 2010, has been given to the work presented by the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) in Barcelona.
10/09/2010 - Press release
A worldwide network of 22 scientists, among them Jordi Peña, a researcher at the Research Group in Behavioral Neurology and Dementia at IMIM and neurologist at the Hospital del Mar, has just published a large study that for the first time provides clear evidence on the effectiveness of Non-pharmacological Therapies in Alzheimer’s disease.
02/11/2009 - Press release
A team of student researchers and interns from the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM-Hospital del Mar) and the Foundation CIM will conduct a scientific experiment aboard three parabolic flights scheduled by the ESA, on the 3, 4 and 5 November. The experiment intends to improve medical treatment for astronauts through a better understanding of the drug absorption mechanisms in diseases such as cancer and AIDS, will take on board.
23 December 2008 - Press release
Researchers from the Childhood and Environmental Research Group of the Municipal Institute for Medical Research (IMIM-Hospital del Mar), a group that is connected to the Paediatrics Service at Hospital del Mar, have used meconium or newborns' first excrement to establish whether the mother consumed drugs during the last two trimesters of pregnancy
14 October 2008 - Press release
According to the results of a study recently published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, ecstasy use causes problems with verbal fluidity, working memory and the speed that information is processed. These effects are long-term and may not disappear, even when use of the drug has ceased.
21/07/2008 - Press release
Next Tuesday 22 July at 14:30, in the framework of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF 2008), the session ‘Doping and society: towards the perfect human machine?’ will be held, organised by Dr Jordi Segura, director of the Anti-doping Laboratory of the Municipal Institute of Medical Research (IMIM-Hospital del Mar) in Barcelona and member of the Medical Commission Games Group of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
14/07/2008 - Press release
More than 3,000 scientists from all disciplines, politicians and businessmen will participate in 112 conferences and debates with 430 speakers. 20,000 visitors are expected for more than 70 expositions and public events for young people and families. These are some of the figures expected for the third meeting of the multidisciplinary, transverse ESOF2008, EuroScience Open Forum, organised by EuroScience and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI).