HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases

The focus of work in the Neurosciences Departments Neurobiology Laboratory at the University of the Basque Countrys Faculty of Medicine and Odontology is the investigation of the molecular and cellular bases of neurodegenerative illnesses those that affect the brain and the spinal cord. Some of these neurodegenerative illnesses are well known and affect a significant part of the population, such as Alzheimers disease and multiple sclerosis.

Researchers at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) are studying the signals in the central nervous system - the brain and the spinal cord - that do not function well, in particular, those signals that cause the death of nerve cells. There are basically two types of cells in the central nervous system: neurones and the glial cells. Both types are sensitive to these functioning errors and both can die. In the case of Alzheimers disease, it is the neurones, above all, that die. However, in the case of multiple sclerosis, it is a class of glial cells known as oligodendrocytes that perish.

From in vitro cells to biological samples of human origin

The researchers at the Neurobiology Laboratory are investigating cells in cultures - neurones, oligodendrocytes or other cells of the nervous system -, and are trying to reproduce in vitro circumstances that are thought to be relevant in these ailments. That is to say, they are creating the conditions that cause the death of these cells, in order to determine what molecules intervene in the process from the moment of the lethal signal to the point where the cells collapse. In this type of experimental work a series of molecules involved in the death process are identified, the aim being to come up with pharmaceutical medicines that will improve treatment.

Apart from working with in vitro cells, they are also experimenting with animals that reproduce some of the elements involved in neurodegenerative illnesses u
'"/>

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
iratik@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa
10-May-2007


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer
2. OCT1 required for therapeutic effects of diabetes drug Metformin
3. NeuroRx changes name to Neurotherapeutics
4. Olive Leaf report documents promising therapeutic interventions for 9-11 workers
5. T cells activated to fight HIV basis for dendritic cell therapeutic vaccine
6. Cerebrospinal fluid used to deliver therapeutics for Lou Gehrigs disease to brain
7. University to develop new therapeutics for cancer
8. Exubera: So far no evidence available of an additional therapeutic benefit
9. Nano-particles effective in killing cancer with one-two punch of chemotherapeutics
10. Researchers identify target for therapeutic drugs to fight most common adult brain cancer
11. Cedars-Sinai researchers demonstrate a new way to switch therapeutic genes on and off

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/22/2017)... Hammond, Indiana (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 , ... ... the Fourth of July, many communities have begun providing weekend displays, and numerous households ... for most humans, they can be downright terrifying for pets. , Kris Zambo, ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... The National Association of Professional ... into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this ... exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... SportsEngine, ... become the Official Technology Partner of North Country Region Volleyball and will power ... volleyball software, along with providing sport management software to their member clubs. ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... widely recognized community involvement program serving the people of Michigan. The new initiative ... almost 120 years at the very forefront of animal protection and welfare by ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... The American ... Network (AHN), a Highmark Health company, to its Board of Trustees for a ... not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/8/2017)...   Second-quarter 2017 ... loss per share from continuing operations ... 16 percent to $110 million ... to $161 million Second-quarter ... operations increased 8 percent to $0.93 ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a ... of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly cash ... The cash dividend of $0.24 ... 2017 to stockholders of record as of the close of ... subject to approval of the Board of Directors and may ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest ... June 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... an increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions dispensed ... of 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross profit ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: