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Researcher Meritxell Rovira, winner of the CRIS Excellence Award for her study of pancreatic cancer

Meritxell Rovira, researcher of the University of Barcelona and IDIBELL will lead a project to identify new markers for the early detection of pancreatic cancer and develop personalized medicine strategies against this pathology.



Neuronal gateway to essential molecules in learning and memory discovered on atomic scale

The discovery of the structure and mechanism of action of the Asc1 protein, which is the in-and-out pathway of neurons for crucial amino acids in cognitive processes, could help in the design of drugs against schizophrenia, stroke and other neurological diseases.


Gaia mission detects the most massive black hole of stellar origin in the Milky Way

The European Space Agency’s Gaia collaboration, which includes teams from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia, discovers a massive black hole in our galaxy with a mass equivalent to 33 solar masses at a distance of 1926 light-years from Earth.