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Today I attended the seminar “The Human Brain, Development and Structure” (El Cerebro Humano, Desarrollo y Estructura) presented by Professor Emeritus Dr. Miguel Marín-Padilla (Department of Pathology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH, USA) here at Vall d’Hebron Hospital (Neuroscience Seminars). Sincerely, it was probably the most pleasant seminar of the last year. Miguel is able to teach that science is not necessarily joined to complex and expensive techniques. He encourage young researchers to use their minds and innovate. Difficult words nowadays when science has become a pseudo-industrial activity.
One thing is clear. Real skillful scientists are modest.
Dr. Manuel Comabella and Dr. Xavier Montalban from our research group have contributed to the study “Genetic risk and a primary role for cell-mediated immune mechanisms in multiple sclerosis” published in Nature this month (Nature 476, 214–219). This is probably the largest genetics study ever undertaken on Multiple Sclerosis and includes contributions from almost 250 researchers as members of the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium and the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium.
Yesterday, Dr. Ignasi Barba made an introduction to Metabonomisc in our Lab seminars. Ignasi Barba is member of the Research Group on Cardiovascular Diseases at the same institution where he is in charge of the Metabomics Unit .