It is revealed for the first time how neurons carry essential genetic code for their growth and movement, thus promoting the formation and storage of long-term memories. | Picture by Anita Jankovic from Unsplash.

Closer to figuring out the molecular mechanisms responsible for creating memories

CRG researchers discover how neurons send genetic code to the right place at the right time. This process is crucial for the formation and storage of long-term memories.

Miki Ebisuya arrived to the EMBL Barcelona, at the PRBB, in 2018 to lead her group on synthetic developmental biology.

Miki Ebisuya (EMBL Barcelona): “Research is a privilege; I can spend my life studying what I find interesting”

Miki Ebisuya is a Japanese scientist who came from RIKEN to EMBL Barcelona, at the PRBB, in 2018. The leader of the group on synthetic developmental biology tell us about her scientific career so far.

Metamorphosis is considered one of the most innovative processes in the evolution of insects. | Picture taken from the cover of the book "Insect Metamorphosis: From Natural History to Regulation of Development and Evolution".

The new book of the insect metamorphosis expert, Xavier Bellés, is out

We talked to the researcher and author of “Insect Metamorphosis: From Natural History to Regulation of Development and Evolution”, Xavier Bellés. In his new work, the former IBE director summarizes his 30-year career deciphering metamorphosis in insects.

In Spain, around 41% of children aged 6 to 9 years were overweight and/or obese in 2015. | Picture by Kevin Gent from Unsplash.

Childhood overweight trend shows a slight decrease, but increases in disadvantaged environments

ISGlobal researchers examine the socio-demographic factors associated to obesity and overweight in more than one million children in Catalonia.