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El Dr. Valentín Fuster con la Dra. Guiomar Mendieta
About the CNIC
10 Apr 2024

Guiomar Mendieta has been awarded the 2023 William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award for a paper published in JACC that is considered to an outstanding contribution in the field of atherosclerosis

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Carla Rothlin
About the CNIC
19 Dec 2023

Dr. Carla Rothlin is Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Pharmacology at the Yale School of Medicine, and co-leader of the Cancer Immunology Programme at Yale Cancer Centre. She studied biochemistry and pharmacology at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also undertook her postgraduate research under the direction of Dr. Ana Belén Elgoyhen, focussing on nicotinic receptors expressed in the inner ear. Later, she completed her doctorate and moved to San Diego to join Dr. Greg Lemke’s laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. In 2009, Dr. Rothlin was named Assistant Professor in Immunobiology at Yale Medical School

Marcos Siguero Álvarez, Luis Luna Zurita, José Luis de la Pompa y Brenda Giselle Flores Garza
Research
11 Dec 2023

The findings, published in the journal Circulation Research, not only highlight the gene regulatory mechanisms that control valve formation, but also offer clues for future medical advances


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


Rebeca Piñeiro-Sabarís, Marcos Siguero-Álvarez, Donald McGrogan y José Luis de la Pompa.
Research
5 Jul 2023

A multicenter study published in JAMA Cardiology and co-led by scientists at Hadassah Medical Center, Sheba Medical Center, and the CNIC could help in the design of future pharmacological treatments for bicuspid aortic valve

Dr. García Pavía
Research
21 May 2023

The team led by Dr. Pablo García-Pavía, based at the CNIC and Hospital Puerta de Hierro, has published the first study of a drug able to remove amyloid deposits from the heart

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

Alejandro Salguero-Jiménez, Joaquim Grego-Bessa, Giovanna Giovinazzo, Fátima Sánchez-Cabo, Belén Prados, José Luis de la Pompa, Marcos Siguero-Álvarez, Sergio Callejas, Carlos Torroja, Ana Dopazo, Jorge de la Barrera, Donal MacGrogan y Manuel José Gómez.
Research
7 Nov 2022

A CNIC study reveals that mutations previously identified in the gene MINDBOMB1 (MIB1) as causing non-compaction cardiomyopathy either provoke this disease or valve defects, depending on their combination with mutations in modifier genes