Experts in nanomedicine come together to tackle rare diseases

The fourth edition of the "Nanorare Disease Day" event was held on February 28th, in collaboration between the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona and NanomedSpain, on World Rare Disease Day. 

  1. Researchers at IRSJD develop a method to predict the efficacy of a potent nanomedicine in a severe childhood cancer

    Researchers at IRSJD have developed a method that predicts the anticancer efficacy of nab-paclitaxel, a well-known nanomedicine, in mouse models, for treatment of Ewing sarcoma, a severe cancer affecting the bones and soft tissue of children and adolescents.

  2. Dr. Joan Comella, new director of the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu

    The Governing Council​ of the Institute de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) has appointed Dr. Joan Comella as director of the Institute. We thank Dr. Francesc Palau for his years of dedication to the management.

  1. Pro-inflammatory alterations identified in persons with non-specific low back pain

    A study led by the Psychological Research on Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain  Group (AGORA Group) of the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) · Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) contributes new evidence on the immune-inflammatory state in non-specific low back pain.

  2. A new European project is starting to create a European Youth Cancer Survivors Network

    The EU-funded project "EU-CAYAS-NET" will develop a "European Youth Cancer Survivors Network" alongside an interactive virtual platform, with Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu participation.

  3. Dr Alexandra Avgustinova awarded a scientific excellence grant from the European Research Council (ERC)

    The ERC Starting Grant will fund the project "Oncogenic competence during development - When, Where and Why?" led by Dr Alexandra Avgustinova (IRSJD), with approximately 1.5 million euros.

  4. Device developed to facilitate monitoring of hereditary and hepatic metabolic disorders

    Drs. Rafael Artuch and Xavier Rosell, with the IRSJD, collaborate on a UAB research project, which has developed a new device capable of monitoring the patient's blood ammonium levels at any given time.

  5. Relationship of environmental exposure to nitrogen oxide with the severity of rhinovirus infection

    Researchers at Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) · SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital have found that exposure to higher concentrations of atmospheric nitrogen oxide in childhood is associated with greater severity of rhinovirus infection and a higher number of admissions to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  6. Science4Pandemics presents two Citizen Science projects

    The digital platform Science4Pandemics has launched two new citizen science projects for adolescents between 12 and 17 years old, as well as their parents, to collaborate with the project and provide real data for participatory research on vaccines and clinical trials.