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COVER. The cover displays [Gd(MeCOO)(PhCOO)2], a new Gd-based 2D MOF synthesized and characterized by E. Bartolomé (ICMAB-CSIC), C. Sañudo (UB) et al. The material shows magnetocaloric effect both in bulk and chemisorbed on a Silicon substrate, opening up the possibilities for on-surface cooling devices.

A new molecular Gd-based 2D metal-organic-framework opens new frontiers to on-surface magnetic cooling of technological devices

The new edition of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A portrays in its cover a novel on-surface deposited Gd 2D metal-organic framework (MOF), investigated by an international research team led by Carolina Sañudo (UB) and Elena Bartolomé (ICMAB-CSIC). The team comprises people from the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the UB (IQTCUB), the Institute of Nanoscience and Materials of Aragon (INMA/CSIC/UNIZAR), the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (United States) and the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).

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Illustrative graph of the study proposing C. elegans Rac1/CED10 as a model for the study of the primary stages of Parkinson's disease.

New animal model created to study Parkinson's disease before neurodegeneration appears

A research team in which ICMAB-CSIC has participated has managed to generate and validate a new animal model.  This model enables the examination of the initial phases of Parkinson's disease, occurring prior to the onset of motor symptoms, and the exploration of molecular processes preceding neuronal degeneration. The new model, based on the Caenorhabditis elegans worm, emerges as an essential tool in creating future therapies aimed at stopping the characteristic loss of neuronal structure and function seen in the disease.  

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La UGR ha acogido la reunión del proyecto europeo NABIHEAL, sobre generación de biomateriales para la cicatrización de heridas complejas

La reunión, celebrada los días 7 y 8 de febrero, fue inaugurada por el vicerrector de Investigación y Transferencia de la Universidad de Granada, Enrique Herrera, y por la coordinadora del proyecto, Nora Ventosa, investigadora del CIBER y del ICMAB-CSIC; y ha contado con la presencia de 38 investigadores de los socios del consorcio procedentes del Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) del Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (ICMAB, del Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER), de la Universidad de Extremadura y la Universidad de Cantabria, del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Nanomol Technologies S.L. (NT), Bioiberica S. A. U (BIO), Histocell S. L (HCELL) y Asphalion (ASPH); MyBiotech GmbH (MyB) y Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin (CH), de Alemania; del Instituto de Investigación Médica y Salud Laboral (IMI) de Croacia; de la Universidad de Aarhus (AU), de Dinamarca; del Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IT), de Israel; de BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (BNN), de Austria, y de la Universidad de Maribor (UM), de Eslovenia.

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Judith Guasch

¿Hidrogeles sintéticos para mejorar la inmunoterapia contra el cáncer?

La inmunoterapia es uno de los campos de investigación más prometedores en la lucha contra el cáncer, pero necesita mucha investigación para superar ciertas limitaciones detectadas hasta ahora. Por ejemplo, en el caso de las inmunoterapias personalizadas basadas en células CAR-T es importante mejorar los sistemas de producción celulares para que tengan buena calidad y se puedan generar de forma rápida y económica. Las células CAR-T son linfocitos modificados genéticamente para que sean capaces de detectar el tumor de forma efectiva. Son, en otras palabras, el medicamento que se utiliza en las inmunoterapias celulares.

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El Laboratori de la Neu proposa una tecnologia d'innivació única al món (Foto: FGC).

El Laboratori de la Neu proposa una tecnologia d’innivació única al món

El Laboratori de la Neu és un projecte conjunt entre l'ICMAB-CSIC, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) i l’empresa TechnoAlpin, líder en tecnologia d’innivació. Compta també amb el suport financer dels fons Next Generation EU, atorgat per l'Agencia Estatal de Investigación. Aquest projecte pioner al món té com a objectiu principal estudiar l’aplicació d’una nova tecnologia per a produir neu d’una manera més sostenible, amb menys temps, utilitzant menys aigua i amb menys energia. Desenvolupada amb èxit en laboratori pel Dr. Albert Verdaguer, científic titular a l’ICMAB, i l’equip de TechnoAlpin mitjançant l’aplicació de les últimes tècniques de producció amb equip tecnològicament innovadors, les proves es traslladaran ara a estacions d’FGC Turisme en condicions i entorn reals.

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Projecte dirigit per Albert Verdaguer podria reduir en un 40% el consum d’aigua en producció de neu

Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), que gestiona sis estacions d’esquí catalanes, desenvolupa actualment una tecnologia pionera en producció de neu que provarà els propers tres anys a les seves instal·lacions i que podria suposar un estalvi del consum d’aigua i energia d’un 40%. El president de FGC, Toni Segarra, i el responsable de la divisió de turisme, Toni Sanmartín, han avançat aquesta informació durant la presentació de la temporada d’hivern. Sanmartín ha explicat que el projecte s’anomena Laboratori de la neu i ha detallat que es tracta d’un estudi únic a Europa per millorar l’eficiència en aquest àmbit, clau actualment per a la viabilitat de les estacions d’esquí.

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Experimental setup. A thin layer of cobalt nitride (CoN) in a liquid with ionic conductivity. The voltage is applied to the liquid via two platinum plates. (Credits: Zheng Ma)

First-ever wireless device developed to make magnetism appear in non-magnetic materials

Researchers at the UAB and ICMAB-CSIC have succeeded in bringing wireless technology to the fundamental level of magnetic devices. The emergence and control of magnetic properties in cobalt nitride layers (initially non-magnetic) by voltage, without connecting the sample to electrical wiring, published in Nature Communications, represents a paradigm shift that can facilitate the creation of magnetic nanorobots for biomedicine and computing systems where basic information management processes do not require wiring.

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Cover in Small on ratiometric nanothermometers

New Cover in Small on ratiometric nanothermometers

The featured article on the cover of Small, titled "Ratiometric Nanothermometer Based on a Radical Excimer for In Vivo Sensing" and led by Jaume Veciana and Imma Ratera from the Nanomol-Bio Group (ICMAB, CIBER-BBN) and their team, investigates organic nanoparticles based on persistent TTM radicals. In vivo experiments demonstrate that these nanoparticles function as ratiometric nanothermometers, showing significant promise in the field of biological thermometry.

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ICMAB's research on brain tumor therapy using boron clusters featured in Journal of Materials Chemistry B's prestigious collection

The research article titled "Boron clusters (ferrabisdicarbollides), shaping the future as radiosensitizers for multimodal (chemo/radio/PBFR) therapy of glioblastoma," has been selected for the 'Most Popular' collection in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Amanda Muñoz using an optical microscope | ICMAB, CSIC

Amanda Muñoz-Juan visits the President of La Rioja and is interviewed in the radio about her research

Amanda Muñoz, PhD researcher at the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) group was intervied by La Cope Logroño. During the interview, she talks about her reseach and about her experience and future challenges.

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Carles Miravitlles | ICMAB, CSIC

En Carles Miravitlles, director-fundador de l'ICMAB, ens ha deixat

Lamentem profundament la mort del nostre benvolgut amic i company, el Prof. Carles Miravitlles, fundador de l'ICMAB l'any 1986 i director del centre durant 21 anys, del 1986 al 2008. En Carles ens ha deixat el dia 16 d'abril de 2023, a l'edat de 80 anys. 

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Start of the campaign with 10 of the 12 women, at the Escola Eixample

"Dona Ciència. Dona Tecnologia" new campaign on women in science and technology

M. Rosa Palacín, ICMAB researcher, is one of the 12 women scientists showcased in this campaign by the Catalan Government to visibilize women in science and technology. 

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Roser Valentí, member of our Scientific Advisory Board, awarded with the Rosa Argelaguet in Manresa

 The awards ceremony took place on Friday, 10 February 2023 at the Library of the University Campus in Manresa. Xavier Obradors made the speech presenting the awardee and highlighting the merits of her career.

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New nanoarchitectonics to enhance cell-adhesion with quatsomes

ICMAB researchers have participated in a study to create a versatile platform based on hierarchically nanostructured cell-adhesion peptides using quatsomes, which opens new possibilities for tissue engineering. The study, published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces is a collaboration of three CIBER-BBN groups at ICMAB, IQAC (both CSIC) and IBEC.

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Top 10 ICMAB collaborators

ICMAB’s most frequent collaborators in 2022 - A year in review

Collaboration is a key part of research. Whether it is collaboration with similar researchers with different skill sets or perspectives, or collaboration with researchers in other fields for an interdisciplinary approach, joining efforts with other institutions is a solid way to improve ICMAB’s work. Here are the institutions that have collaborated more with ICMAB in 2022:

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Word cloud of all the journals in which we published | ICMAB, CSIC (Made in wordclouds.com)

ICMAB’s 2022 most published journals - A year in review

"It doesn't exist if it is not published", or "Publish or perish". For sure you have heard some of these sentences. Our ICMAB researchers do great science, and also publish the results in specialized scientific journals, to disseminate the research results they obtain.

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Top 10 ICMAB articles with a higher IF in 2022 - A year in review

The Clarivate journal Impact Factor metric system gives a yearly numeric indicator of how much has an article been cited and how much impact has it had. With a total of 210 of publications with IF (before finishing the year), ICMAB’s average IF has been at 9.00, with an 26.7 % of all publications having an IF higher than 10. These are the ICMAB articles that have had a higher IF during 2022:

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#25N “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the CSIC Women and Science Committee and the CSIC Delegate Committee for Equality have prepared the following joint communication. 

The ICMAB Gender Equality Committee at ICMAB works to ensure that there are no inequalities or discriminations for reasons of gender, race, age, nationality at ICMAB, is the main consultation point for anyone who has any issue regarding these topics, and makes available all the resources and tools (from CSIC, MCIN...) to the ICMAB staff and provides training in the matter, so they know what to do when something related to work or sexual harassment, inequalities, bias, or any other discrimination happens. 

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100xCiencia.6 SOMMa meeting at Palau Reial de Pedralbes | ICMAB, CSIC

Change in the presidency of the SOMMa alliance: María José Sanz replaces María Blasco

María José Sanz, director of the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), takes over the presidency of the Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centers and María de Maeztu Units (SOMMa) replacing María Blasco, director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO).

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Researchers develop a material that mimics how the brain stores information

UAB researchers have developed a magnetic material capable of imitating the way the brain stores information. The material makes it possible to emulate the synapses of neurons and mimic, for the first time, the learning that occurs during deep sleep. ICMAB researcher Alberto Quintana participates in the study. 

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Open Access seminar at ICMAB | ICMAB, CSIC

Open Access Transition Phase: Transformative Agreements

To celebrate the International Open Access Week 2022 (24-30 October) we organized a seminar on open access at ICMAB, entitled Open bar, publish open access free wherever you want. CSIC's transformative agreements with publishers.

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Welcome to the ICMAB Annual Report 2021

2021 has been a year characterized by the "back-to-normal" life after the pandemic. 

The ICMAB has, step by step, returned to normality, but continuing with online and hybrid events and meetings, and with limitted capacity in the labs and offices for most of the year, and strict conditions to ensure the safety and health of all the ICMABers. 

However, our researchers and all our staff have worked hard to continue making this center one of the top centers in materials science research of the world.

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