The amino acid L-serine shows efficacy in treating patients with mutations in GRIN genes

A clinical trial led by Dr Àngels García-Cazorla (IRSJD), has demonstrated the potential of the amino acid L-serine, administered as an oral supplement, to improve the function of glutamate receptors in patients with GRINpathies. The trial involved 24 children from different hospitals in Spain.

  1. Researchers from IRSJD and IRB Barcelona unveil the origin of second pediatric cancers and chemotherapy-induced mutations in healthy tissues

    A team from Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and IRB Barcelona has studied the cases of four children who have experienced two cancers during childhood and has addressed the origin of the second tumour. The work has been published in the journal Cancer Discovery.

  2. IRSJD and IRB Barcelona strengthen their research collaboration in pediatric cancer

    The agreement includes the opening of a laboratory, led by Dr. Alexandra Avgustinova, which will address the specific vulnerabilities of developmental tumours to discover new therapeutic approaches. The shared Pediatric Cancer Epigenetics laboratory will be located on IRB Barcelona premises.

  1. The first clinical trial of a gene therapy for Duchenne in children under 4 years old is initiated.

    A research team from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu · SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is participating in an international clinical trial of a gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy in children under 4 years old.

  2. Flu-Copilot wins the first "Paediatric Innovation Challenge" by AstraZeneca and i4KIDS

    The Flu-Copilot artificial intelligence tool, developed by the Canadian platform Arkangel Ai, has won the "Paediatric Innovation Challenge" launched by AstraZeneca and i4KIDS.

  3. Nanomedicine to tackle rare diseases

    Experts in nanomedicine from various fields have gathered today for the fifth consecutive year at Nano Rare Diseases Day. This event is co-organized by IRSJD and the NANOMED Spain platform, coordinated by IBEC.

  4. SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital and IRSJD coordinate a European project to improve pediatric palliative care

    SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital will lead a consortium consisting of 17 partners from 10 European countries, named Palliakid. The inaugural consortium meeting is scheduled to take place today in Barcelona.

  5. An ultrasound test at the end of pregnancy detects at-risk babies and prevents severe complications

    A multicenter study, published in The Lancet and involving the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, has shown that adding a Doppler study of fetal circulation in the last ultrasound can reduce by half the complications requiring admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (ICU) for full-term babies.

  6. Carmen Muñoz-Almagro has been honored by the Barcelona Medical Association for her career in biomedical research

    Dr. Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, a researcher from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, has been honored with one of the Professional Excellence Awards, which are annually bestowed by the Barcelona Medical Association.