Results about: neurological disease

New regulator of neuron formation identified

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 also have defects in other other brain regions.

Researchers discover the machinery that neurons use to form and maintain their neuronal extensions

The study, led by IRB Barcelona and published in Nature Communications will help research into regenerative medicine and potentially also help understand neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

“Ambulances for the brain”

Ernest Giralt is to give a public conference at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on Tuesday 29 September at 19h.

In front of a non-specialized audience, he will present the innovative research being done to overcome the blood-brain barrier and to provide drug treatments for neurological diseases.