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About the CNIC
11 Jun 2024

iSuRe-HadCre promises to become an essential tool for biomedical research using mouse models to modify and understand gene function

Neuregulin-1 induces changes in actin filaments during ventricular maturation. Actinin staining of a mouse embryo heart reveals a striated actin pattern corresponding to mature trabecular sarcomeres (green). The magnified view shows the differences in luminosity that distinguish the more organized actin filaments of the trabecular myocardium from the less organized compact layer
Research
10 Nov 2023

Neuregulin-1 (Nrg1) plays an essential role in the transformation of the heart from its delicate primordial structure into the powerful beating mature organ 

David Sancho
About the CNIC
31 Oct 2023

Dr Sancho heads the CNIC Immunobiology Laboratory, whose work focuses on research into the function of dendritic cells and macrophages, as key immune cells that modulate immunity and inflammation, and the use of these cells in immunotherapy in a wide range of diseases


En primer plano: Emilio Camafeita, Rui Benedito y Macarena Fernández; detrás, de izda. a dcha., Ana Dopazo, Jesús Vázquez, Alberto Benguria, Mariya Lytvyn, Severin Muhleder, Sofía Sánchez, Lourdes García.
Research
29 May 2023

The new study, published in Nature Cardiovascular Research, will help to select the most effective and safe way to modulate angiogenesis in ischemic tissues or in cancer

Cells use two mechanisms to detect force: one gradual and progressive mediated by newly identified large membrane depressions called dolines (left); the other abrupt, activated above a certain threshold, and mediated by minute membrane invaginations called caveolae (right).
Research
23 Dec 2022

A study published in Nature Cell Biology confirms that caveolae are essential for the mechanical responses of tissues subject to large mechanical forces (such as muscle, heart, blood vessels, and fat), whereas larger membrane depressions (termed 'dolines') are important for the response to weak or medium-strength forces

Cellular and Molecular Sciences: Describen un nuevo mecanismo que relaciona la inflamación y el remodelado cardiovascular patológico
Microfotografía de una monocapa de cardiomiocitos derivados de células madre inducidas a la pluripotencia, representativa de las que se usaron para estudiar los mecanismos de arritmias y el rescate de la función normal por el gen que codifica a la sintrofina-α
Research
29 Jun 2022

Investigadores del CNIC  revelan por primera los mecanismos moleculares que subyacen a las arritmias que ocurren en pacientes que padecen “Distrofia Muscular de Duchenne”

An optical section from a ventral view of a mouse embryo at embryonic day E8.0. The section is overlain with a cast of the three-dimensional shape of the forming heart (red) and the incipient circulatory system (purple).
Research
17 May 2022

The 3D atlas has allowed the scientists to identify the beginning of left–right asymmetry in the heart

Dr. Cristóbal Belda se convirtió en el nuevo Director del Instituto de Salud Carlos III.