During the last 10 years, eating disorders cases have doubled globally. | Picture by Tom Sodoge on Unsplash.

Food addiction exists, and shares common features with drug addiction

Researchers at the DCEXS-UPF, in collaboration with the CRG, identify for the first time the involvement of certain cortical areas of the brain in the development of food addiction.

Researchers find that NFAT5 helps control the levels of interferons during the immune response. Image by allinonemovie from Pixabay.

New key element to control interferons during the immune response

Interferons are key regulators of the antiviral defences, but in excess they can also be dangerous. Two research groups at the DCEXS-UPF have found a new molecule involved in the fine-tuning of interferon expression.

Toni Celià-Terrassa's research, in the IMIM, is focused on the mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis.

Toni Celià-Terrassa (IMIM): “More than 90% of cancer deaths are due to metastasis”

The young IMIM researcher, Toni Celià-Terrassa, tells us about his scientific career and the latest developments in his field, breast cancer metastasis.

Picture of the last edition of the Open Day at the PRBB. | © Jordi Casañas.

The reality of the gender gap in science: debates, activities and campaigns for February 11

Next Tuesday, February 11, the PRBB, together with its research centres, is organizing some activities and campaigns on social networks, as well as the screening of a short film on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.