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  • Mechanism that triggers brain neurone response revealed


    Researchers from the G-protein-coupled receptor-based drug development research group at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) have been able to verify, with a degree of precision never before achieved, how the process that triggers the response of neurones in the brain occurs. This is an essential mechanism for understanding how moods or even processes such as addictions are produced, and in which neurotransmitters, molecules that help transmit information between neurones through specialised receptors, the G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), play a vital role.

    "Neurotransmission is one of the most crucial physiological processes, as its dysregulation can result in various neuropsychiatric disorders", explains Dr. Jana Selent, principal author of the study, published in the journal Chemical Science, and coordinator of the research group that led the work. Very small changes in how information is transmitted by these molecules can trigger different reactions in the brain, some of which are linked to behaviour, addictions and moods.

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  • "La mare de la ciència", the new PRBB scientific outreach podcast, today with Toni Celià-Terrassa


    On July 19 the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) launched a new science outreach product, "La mare de la ciència", a podcast in Catalan where you can "listen to science" done at the Park. During the second half of July the six episodes that make up the first season will be released.

    Today, July 28th, the podcast of Toni Celià-Terrassa, group leader of the Cancer Stem Cells and Metastasis Dynamics group, will be launched and will help us to decipher metastasis.

    This is a narrative podcast in short format, where Marta Vila, from the PRBB's communication department, leads us through the research and stories of six researchers from the Park's centres. A very personal and close look to the science that is done in the PRBB and the people behind it.

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