Proteins as stowaways in the brain to treat Friedreich's Ataxia

 Meritxell Teixidó and Macarena Sánchez at IRB Barcelona. Image: Santi Cogolludo.

Meritxell Teixidó and Macarena Sánchez at IRB Barcelona. Image: Santi Cogolludo.


"El Mundo" publishes an article about an IRB Barcelona research project funded by two patient associations, the international BabelFamily and Asogaf from Granada, that is devoted to finding a treatment for the neurodegenerative disease Friedreich's Ataxia.

Meritxell Teixidó and Macarena Sánchez, scientists behind the project, which also involves Ernest Giralt, explain that the "challenge is to transform it into a chronic disease; the dream would be to halt it or to slow down the degeneration".

Link to El Mundo