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October 18, 2016

Miquel A. Pericàs, new director of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology

Miquel A. Pericàs, director of the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), has taken over as general director of the Barcelona Institute of Science…
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Two of the authors of the work, PhD student Fabián Vásquez-Sancho, and ICREA Research Professor Gustau Catalán.
September 27, 2016

Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology show that bending semiconductors generates electricity

The phenomenon, called flexoelectricity, arises from the redistribution of atoms and electrons in a material when it is bent. This redistribution of charges can be…
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Beta amyloid protein and AD are strongly linked but the role of this protein in this disease remains elusive. Hippocampus of transgenic mice overexpressing amyloid beta. In blue, neuronal nuclei. In green, beta amyloid plaques (E.Verdaguer/S.Brox)
IRB Barcelona
September 20, 2016

New strategy to obtain a specific type of amyloid-beta aggregate that may underlie neuronal death in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at IRB Barcelona describe for the first time how to prepare a specific type of aggregate of the amyloid-beta protein with the ability to…
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