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Madrid Residents have a new encounter with CNIO to mark European Researchers' Night

Madrid, 26 September, 2018

“Discover”, “lab coat”, “bacteria”, “cells”, “pipet”, “chemistry”, “laboratory”… these are just a few of the words that spring into the minds of the youngest participants at the European Researchers' Night, when asked to think about someone who works in science. But also “fun", "cool", "awesome", "interesting", "helps people"... These were the words recorded in the questionnaires filled in after the 'Meet the scientists, be a scientist!' activity held every year on this evening at the Spanish...

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Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn visited Spain on World Cancer Research Day

Madrid, 25 September, 2018

The winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Elizabeth Blackburn, visited Spain at the invitation of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), LaSexta, and Fundación AXA. This exceptional visit to our country by the Australian scientist took place on 24 September to mark World Cancer Research Day, as part of the event 'Present and Future of Cancer Research', promoted by CNIO and Constantes y Vitales (the corporate responsibility campaign launched by LaSexta and AXA), and hosted by...

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CNIO is spearheading biomedical research in Spain, according to SCImago rankings

Madrid, 18 July, 2018

According to the SCImago research group, the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) topped the 2017 ranking of research institutions dedicated to the health sciences. In its survey of institutions specifically dedicated to cancer research, the CNIO ranked in third place in Europe, after Cancer Research UK and the UK Cancer Research Institute. According to Nature Index, CNIO ranked second in Europe in this same category. "The fact that CNIO is well positioned in these rankings reflects...

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The next CNIO - “la Caixa” Frontiers Meeting will take place from 9 to 11 July

International experts will meet at CNIO to analyse how to improve the success of immunotherapy

Madrid, 5 July, 2018

Over the past decade it has become clear that one effective strategy to fight cancer involves activating the body’s own natural defences so that they can recognise tumour cells as enemies and attack them. Immunotherapy is achieving very significant survival rates in highly aggressive tumours, such as melanoma. However, it is far from being a panacea; there are still many patients who do not respond to immunotherapy, and it does not work on certain tumours, such as pancreatic tumours. Next week,...

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The ‘CNIO & The City’ education project is back with new activities and more features

The ‘CNIO & The City’ education project is back with new activities and more features

Madrid, 4 July, 2018

For the second year running, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has selected ‘CNIO & The City’ −the education and dissemination project run by the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)− from among more than 600 applications, to receive funding as part of the Grants Programme to Foster cience and Technology Culture and Innovation, so that it can continue to build on the success achieved last year. ‘CNIO & The City’ is one of 83 projects selected...

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The CNIO brings together twenty of the world’s leading researchers in ageing

Madrid, 4 May, 2018

Ageing is the common risk factor for the most common illnesses in the developed world, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders. If until recently, ageing was not considered to be an objective within reach of science, various findings, especially over the past decade, have led to a complete paradigm change.  The forthcoming prestigious CNIO–“la Caixa” Frontiers Meetings (7th, 8th and 9th May) will bring around twenty of the world’s leading experts in the...

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Students during their lab immersion organised by CNIO & The City

More than 250 students and teachers have taken part in CNIO & The City

Madrid, 4 April, 2018

Education is vital to the development of societies, and for this reason, the CNIO has sought to promote its Science Outreach activities through the project CNIO & The City. Around 54 employees from the centre have become involved in the activities of this initiative with a view to showcasing the science conducted by the Centre in an approachable and understandable way, so that members of the general public get involved and learn through it. CNIO & The City is supported by the Spanish...

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Sebastián Thompson and Carolina Maestre, new 'CNIO Friends' postdoctoral researchers./ CNIO

‘CNIO Friends’ promotes research into nanoparticles and cell division

Madrid, 5 March, 2018

CNIO Friends seeks to join efforts for cancer research, under the slogan 'More research less cancer'. Thanks to this initiative and its more than 1,000 donors, the CNIO has launched the CNIO Friends scholarships and contracts programme to attract new talent. Two new postdoctoral researchers have now been granted one of these contracts: Carolina Maestre, from the Cell Division and Cancer Group, led by Marcos Malumbres, and Sebastián Thompson, from the Growth Factors, Nutrients and Cancer Group,...

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