miércoles 25 de julio de 2018

CRG scientists will explore new treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa and melanoma

News from CRG

La Caixa Banking Foundation announced today the 20 awarded projects in its 1st Health Research Call. The CRG will lead and host two of the twenty awarded projects out of the more than 780 projects that were submitted.

CRG group leaders Maria Pia Cosma and Fátima Gebauer will receive funding to develop their projects, which will explore new treatments for retinal degeneration and melanoma metastasis and progression respectively.

Cornering melanoma
Fatima Gebauer and her team, in collaboration with Maria S. Soengas at the National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), aim at identifying new genes responsible for the metastatic spread of melanoma tumors, the most aggressive form of skin cancer.

Cell regeneration to fight blindness
Maria Pia Cosma and collaborators at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) and the Barraquer Ophtalmology Centre will test their innovative approach for photoreceptor regeneration in Retinitis Pigmentosa.


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