16/11/2010 - General information
A study directed by Miguel López-Botet, director of the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and coordinator of the Immunology Laboratory of the Health and Experimental Science Department (CEXS), has identified the receptors involved in triggering the cytotoxic activity of human NK (natural killer) cells in response to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-infected dendritic cells.
16/11/2010 - Press release
A study jointly led by researchers from the Hospital del Mar and the IMIM in Barcelona, Regensburg University (Germany) and the Epithelial Carcinogenesis group of the Molecular Pathology Programme at the National Centre for Cancer Research (CNIO, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas) has explained new aspects regarding the genetics of benign skin tumours which question how tumours develop and progress.
08/11/2010 - Press release
A study in Barcelona led by Dr. Silvia Delgado of the Hospital del Mar Digestion Service and IMIM researcher at the Hospital del Mar Research Institute, shows that speeding up the arrival of nutrients into the intestine with a drug manages to reduce the amount of food consumed in one meal. These results have been published in the International Journal of Obesity and involve a change of paradigm with regard to the established knowledge on the mechanisms which control satiety and ingestion in humans.
30/09/2010 - Press release
A study conducted by researchers from IMIM in Barcelona and from the Josep Trueta University Hospital and Jordi Gol Foundation in Girona analysed the relationship between socioeconomic status and the risk of suffering from an acute myocardial infarction. Education level and social class based on occupation are indicators that are associated with the risk of having an acute myocardial infarction.
28/09/2010 - Press release
For the first time, a study conducted by the Cardiovascular Risk and Nutrition Research Group at IMIM and the Community Nutrition Research Group - Nutrition Research Foundation (FIN) at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB) shows that youth who eat a Mediterranean diet have a smaller waist circumference than those who do not.
08/09/2010 - Press release
Type 2 diabetes is a heart risk factor, along with other factors such as lipid profile, hypertension and obesity. Some studies put the cardiovascular mortality risk in diabetic patients on a par with that presented by non-diabetics who have had a first myocardial infarction. For the first time ever, it has been shown that this is not the case in the south of Europe.
31/08/2010 - Press release
A study led by IMIM researchers in Barcelona has developed a genetic risk indicator that has a linear association with the probability of ischaemic heart disease. This risk indicator is independent of classic cardiovascular risk factors already known and may provide information that is supplementary to them.
4th august 2010 - Press release
An international study which will be published in the next issue of the prestigious journal Nature, in which researchers from the IMIM have participated, has identified 95 genetic variants related to LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Of these 95 associated genetic variants, 59 had not been previously identified.
1 august 2010 - Press release
An international team, led by the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, has identified a new molecular mechanism for the production of antibodies by B-lymphocytes. This finding opens the door to new treatments for autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and perhaps tumors of the immune system such as lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
22 july 2010 - Press release
An international study, in which researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) have participated as the only Spanish researchers, has shown that rare genetic variants, which are present in less than 1% of the population, also contribute to determining individual susceptibility to suffer from complex diseases such as hypertriglyceridemia (high levels of triglycerides).