Researchers describe molecular mechanism involved in Huntington's neurodegeneration

by Universitat de Barcelona

Protein alteration in the family of lamins causes several diseases, known as laminopathies, such as progeria or precocious ageing.

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Neurons at the laboratory can be integrated into human brain tissue

by Universitat de Barcelona

​A team of researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences (UB​Neuro) and Institute of Complex Systems (UB​ICS) has demonstrated that neurons can be generated from skin cells of a human donor us...

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Cells in the intestine nervous system and oligodendrocytes are affected in Parkinson’s disease

by Universitat de Barcelona

​A new study published in the journal Nature Geneti​cs highlights the involvement of the intestine nervous system cells in Parkinson’s disease and it suggests the disease could be originated in ...

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Significant differences exist among neurons expressing dopamine receptors

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

An international collaboration, which included the involvement of the research team from the Institut de Neurociències (INC) and from the Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, ha...

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Identified a new repairing mechanism of the peripheral nervous system by applyting bioengineering techniques

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

The Molecular and cellular neurobiotechnology group with the collaboration of the Nanobioengineering group, both of them at IBEC, have applied a new light-stimulated technique to modulate muscular act...

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Life after (neuronal) death

by Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

A study led by the researchers of our centre shows that microglia is a sensor of newborn neuron death and maintains the equilibrium between life and death

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Mechanical forces control cell fate during brain formation

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The study shows that during the embryonic development of the brain, the cells that are between adjacent segments detect the mechanical forces generated during morphogenesis to regulate the balance bet...

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New therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s

by Universitat de Barcelona

Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in Jour...

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The cytoskeleton of neurons has been found to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease

by Universidad del País Vasco

A researcher at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated in the study into the impairment of the dynamics of spines that receive information from other neurons

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Niosomes, efficient DNA delivery vehicles for gene therapy of the central nervous system

by Universidad del País Vasco

The NanoBioCel group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed some lipid vesicles that have been shown to transfer genetic material efficiently and viably

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New regulator of neuron formation identified

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Researchers at IRB Barcelona reveal that the protein NEK7 is relevant for the correct formation of neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory. Animals without NEK7 may al...

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A cellular model to help study the relationship between neurodegenerative diseases

by Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

From the cells of a patient with a rare neurodegenerative disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome (GSS), researchers at IBEC have managed to generate neurons that also present parallel neuro...

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