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  • Identifying cells responsible for the origin of metastases

    Until now, treatment for colorectal cancer was aimed at treating all the cells in a tumor in the same way. Researchers at the Colorectal Cancer Laboratory of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona are developing a technology to identify some stemcells and their genes in a colon tumor, that are to be responsible for metastases.

  • Do we speak the same genome?

    In this video, researchers explain to us a new project which attempts to unify the method used in different laboratories to read the information written in genes. The aim is to made advances in the techniques which will help us discover more about the genetic base of diseases which should help us prevent, diagnose and treat them. 

  • Research a new cure for bowel cancer!

    Do you want to investigate a new cure for the bowel cancer? In this virtual experiment we invite you to do sequencing genetics and to identify genes that could inhibit the proliferation of tumoral stem cells.

  • Can you cure with cells?

    What options for the treatment of disease do stem cells offer us? In the video we'll see how different researchers explain the research project they're working on which aims to produce different cells from stem cells with the aim of developing therapies for regenerating tissue in...

  • Obesity, a health problem

    Unhealthy meals can lead to obesity, which in turn can cause other diseases. Obesity has increased and will continue to increase in the coming years, but we can help prevent it. What additional factors, apart from diet, are involved?

  • Working for a malaria-free world

    Malaria is a disease which causes a great deal of personal suffering, but is also a great social and economic burden on poor countries. The video shows how the disease is spread and how this can be prevented. 

  • HIV, the virus with multiple changing faces

    What is HIV? What does its replication cycle look like? How is it transmitted? This video will provide the answers to these questions, and will give you information on the number of people affected, the different phases of the illness, groups at risk and the reasons why the figures for new infections are rising in groups which are theoretically not at risk. 

  • Health in mind

    Mental illnesses affect a significant proportion of the population and have far-reaching consequences. The video deals with different questions related to their diagnosis, risk factors, causes, treatment and the lack of studies in young people.

  • Skin cancer, early detection saves lives

    What are the main factors that increase the risk of melanoma? How can it be prevented? In the video we'll explain a little about the different layers of skin and their function. The appearance of melanoma has been linked to exposure to the sun's rays and the video covers the factors which increase the risk of developing the disease. The percentage of new cases is on the rise and we need to...

  • Biotechnology, life with us

    What is biotechnology? What is it used for? How long has man been using live organisms to obtain products useful for human life? What type of therapies has biotechnology brought us in the field of biomedicine?