Biomedicine, Technology and Health

13 from June 2021 from 14:55 to 15:35

Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) - Microtalks

In person (by prior registration)

Epigenetics: a new key in the fight against leukaemia

By Gerardo Ferrer, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC).

After decades of hearing about the genome, the book of life, it now turns out that you have to look at the cover! Because what is written in the genes is just as important as the cell's capacity to open the book and read its parts. Epigenetics studies the factors that influence gene expression. Find out how this new knowledge opens new doors in the fight against leukaemia.


Telemedicine: the relationship with patients knows no limits

By Paula Galván, Allergology Service of Vall d'Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus.

At Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, the onset of the pandemic forced the people who work there to change the way they relate to the citizens. The hospital had to adapt in order to maintain the relationship with patients despite the restrictions. Find out how telemedicine played a key role in this adaptation.


Is there (quality of) life after cancer?

By Jordi Guiu, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL).

Thanks to research, more and more people are being cured of cancer. But this exceptional news hides a sad reality: the side effects caused by treatments. Discover how regenerative medicine will allow us to avoid these effects in cases such as the intestine that has been affected by radiotherapy.


Presented by Cristina González Ros, with the collaboration of the Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica (ACCC).

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