Scientific Coffee about Autoimmunity

What is autoimmunity? What makes my immune system react against my own body? Are autoimmune diseases on the increase? Do external factors influence the development of these autoimmune diseases? These were some of the issues that were discussed at the first Science Café organized by the Catalan Society of Immunology in collaboration with Esteve Foundation.… 2011

1st edition – Madrid, 16-17, Novembrer 2011

The various debates organized by the Esteve Foundation between scientists and journalists always highlighted one weakness in science journalism: lack of communication between both parties. The range of specialized courses in science for journalists is extensive, however, we cannot say that the reverse is true. Medical personnel from both the field of research and the… 2011

4th edition – Salamanca, November, 4-5 2011

English remains one of the outstanding issues yet to be resolved among health professionals. Although 90% of biomedical English is Greek or Latin in origin, pronunciation and other aspects such as prepositions or prepositional verbs are the main problem areas for Spanish scientists. For that reason, on November 4-5, 2011, the Esteve Foundation launched the fourth edition… 2011

Remyelination. From biology to therapy

The loss of myelin as a result of diseases such as multiple sclerosis causes serious nervous system disorders, where electrical impulses are not conducted with sufficient speed or stop in the middle of axons. This is what is meant by demyelination. However, sometimes this process can be accompanied by aspontaneous regenerative response in which new… 2011

Publishing your paper

Caren G. Solomon, directora adjunta del New England Journal of Medicineofreció el pasado lunes 10 de octubre de 2011 en el Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona la conferencia Publishing your paper. Solomon es también profesora asociada de Medicina en la Harvard Medical School y médica asociada del departamento de medicina del Brigham & Women's Hospital de Boston. Dentro de su… 2011

Simposio Internacional sobre Periodismo Biomédico

Twenty years ago, an international symposium was held at the Colegio de Periodistas de Barcelona for some of the most prominent representatives of the world of scientific news. These were times when the internet had not yet made an appearance and concerns in the group were different, but not so different from today. On September… 2011

12th Award: Cannabinoid modulation of hippocampal long-term memory is mediated by mTOR signaling

The 12th Esteve Foundation Research Prize has been awarded to Emma Puighermanal, the first author on an article from the research group ofRafael Maldonado (Neuropharmacology Laboratory, Pompeu Fabra University) published in Nature Neuroscience in September 2009.The title of the paper was Cannabinoid modulation of hippocampal long-term memory is mediated by mTOR signaling and it was considered by the international jury that… 2011