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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


About the CNIC
30 Oct 2023

The Honorific Award for Excellence in Scientific Research is awarded in recognition of the career of scientists who have contributed to the generation of knowledge and advances in their field of specialization


Dr. Fuster
Generación de células dendríticas post-sinápticas. La imagen muestra los contactos intercelulares entre las células dendríticas  y los linfocitos T. Células Dendríticas (verde) y los linfocitos T (azul y rosa)
Research
26 Oct 2023

Scientists at the CNIC and Hospital de la Princesa-UAM have identified profound changes taking place in dendritic cells during antigen presentation to a lymphocyte via intimate contact called an immune synapse

De izquierda a derecha: Cristina Sanchez-Ramos, Nieves Garcia-Quintans, David Morera, Mariya Lytvyn, Juan A Bernal, Mª Ángeles Sanguino, Daniel Martín Perez, Fernando de Benito, David Sanz y Emilio Camafeita
Research
23 Oct 2023

This disease, which can trigger sudden death in elite athletes, is caused by genetic mutations that affect proteins responsible for connecting and coordinating the muscle cells (myocytes) in the myocardium the heart’s muscular wall

Research
2 Oct 2023

Scientists at the CNIC have discovered that metabolic cardiovascular risk factors diminish the capacity of the heart to use glucose as an energy source

la Dra. Mercedes Ricote y la Dra. Ana Paredes
About the CNIC
29 Sep 2023

The Spanish National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) researcher Dr Ana Paredes has won the International Birnstiel Award 2023