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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

La figura muestra imágenes mediante resonancia magnética cardíaca (A y B) y tomografía computarizada (C y D) de un corazón en diástole (A y C) y sístole (B y D) para el cálculo de la función de ambos ventrículos. VD: Ventrículo derecho; VI: Ventrículo izquierdo.
Research
12 Dec 2022

The results of the SPHERE-HF study are published in the European Journal of Heart Failure. SPHERE-HF is a multicenter academic clinical trial led by investigators at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

Transverse heart sections from wild type mice (WT) and transgenic mice overexpressing beta-3 adrenergic receptor in cardiomyocytes (c-h3tg) after 3 months of aortic stenosis (transaortic constriction, TAC) or control (sham). Hypertrophy after TAC was less severe in the transgenic mice
Research
29 Nov 2022

The experimental study, led by researchers at the CNIC, shows that boosting the expression of this adrenalin receptor in heart cells improves mitochondrial function in the heart

Descubren un factor clave que protege el corazón tras un infarto
About the CNIC
2 Nov 2022

A new study defines a mechanism that regulates inflammation after a myocardial infarction, opening a path to the use of the receptor

About the CNIC
19 Sep 2022

CNIC's leader have been recognized for his exceptional career achievements at the 34th annual conference

Participants who followed the TANSNIP-PESA program (orange line) showed an improvement in lifestyle measures and cardiovascular health compared with participants in the control group (who did not participate in the intervention; blue line). The Y-axis shows changes in the Fuster -BEWAT lifestyle and cardiovascular risk score with respect to the baseline value.
Research
26 Jul 2022

Adherence to a workplace cardiovascular health-promotion program improves lifestyle and risk factors in healthy individuals

Grupo de Andrés Hidalgo
Dr. Pablo García-Pavía y Dr. Jesús Gonzalez Mirelis, codirectores del trabajo.
Research
22 Jul 2022

Genetic screening combined with the detection of fibrosis identifies patients at risk of malignant arrhythmias or developing heart failure with severe complications


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”