Author archives: Pasquale Pellegrini

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Holds an M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy). He moved to Barcelona to pursue his Ph.D. at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), where he uncovered key mechanisms of mammary stem cell differentiation and tumor initiation. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco (USA) where he is investigating the lysosome network in several neurodegenerative diseases.

Bacteria and cancer: the deadly mix

Bacteria and cancer: the deadly mix

BiomedicineMedicineMicrobiology

By Pasquale Pellegrini

Chemo-resistance remains a leading cause of mortality in cancer. Two recent discoveries demonstrate that some bacteria strains induce chemo-resistance, and can be targeted to increase the efficacy of therapeutic agents. The emerging relationship between the microorganisms and tumor progression has led many research groups to investigate whether the existence of a particular pattern of bacteria […]

Sweet, sweet cancers

Sweet, sweet cancers

BiomedicineHealth

By Pasquale Pellegrini

So many times, I order my coffee while hesitantly eyeing the seductive pastries. This time I’ll resist these sweet beauties. Last night I came across a lecture from Einstein’s friend, Otto Heinrich Warburg (Nobel Prize in Medicine, 1931). It was 1966 and he was at the meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany: “Cancer, above […]