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Mitochondria shown to trigger cell ageing
An international team of scientists has for the first time shown that mitochondria, the batteries of the cells, are essential for ageing. In a study, published today in the EMBO Journal and led by Dr Joćo Passos at Newcastle University, they found that when mitochondria were eliminated from ageing cells they became much more similar to younger cells. This experiment was able for the first time to conclusively prove that mitochondria are major triggers of cell ageing. This brings scientists a step closer to developing therapies to counteract the ageing of cells, by targeting mitochondria.
Published in 2016-02-04
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Absence of canonical marks of active chromatin in developmentally regulated genes
In a recently published study in Nature Genetics, Joćo Curado (Gabba 12th edition) and colleagues proposed that genes with expression restricted to a specific developmental time point break the epigenetic rules.
Published in 2015-10-08
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New class of students - 19th GABBA Edition
A new class of students was selected, the 19th. Click in link to see their profiles.
Published in 2015-07-14
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Restoring natural immunity against cancers
The research carried out by Rosa Barreira da Silva (a former GABBA student currently working with Matthew Albert at the Institut Pasteur) provided strategies to increase the infiltration of immune cells into tumors, thus inducing the immune system to block tumor growth. In an article published in Nature Immunology, the scientists show that, in combination with existing immunotherapies, this process efficiently destroys cancer cells.
Published in 2015-06-29
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Admissions to the 19th Edition
Admissions to the 19th edition of the GABBA Program will be open between the 1st and the 19th of June 2015.
Published in 2015-05-25
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