An international collaboration with the participation of the INC has shown that neurons expressing dopamine D2 receptors have different molecular features and functions, depending on their anatomical localization within the striatum. The research, conducted with mouse models and published in Nature Communications, opens the door to develop better treatments for diseases in which dopamine is altered, such as schizophrenia, addictions and Parkinson’s disease.
The UAB will participate in the second phase of the Catalan government's Orfeu programme, which brings together the PCR capacities of its facilities and that of the UB, UPF, URV and the EURECAT's Centre for Omic Sciences with the aim of conducting 309,000 tests in six weeks.
The UAB and the Institute ISTAS have prepared an epidemiological survey to discover the effects this pandemic is having among those who were still working on 14 March, in order to understand new realities and provide research into ways of dealing with these changes.
PsicoFight is a portal created by a multidisciplinary team of experts from different universities and coordinated by the UAB. It aims to offer strategies and resources to help in the most frequent conflicts arising in a prolonged state of self-isolation.
The UAB will be participating in the #EUvsVirus challenge, a hackathon organised by the European Commission which will take place from 24 to 26 April with the aim of connecting experts and investors in finding solutions to the challenges posed by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic.
NeuroHeal, a combination of replacement drugs to restore the function of peripheral nerves, has neuroprotective effects on injured motor neurons in neonatal animal models, according to a new study by the team of researchers from the INc, led by Dr. Caty Casas, who are studying and developing this treatment and who had already demonstrated these effects in adult motor neurons.
The ALBA Synchrotron will host two new major experimental facilities, one dedicated to materials science and another meant for molecular biology. The platform counts with the participation of the ICN2, IBMB-CSIC, BIST, CSIC, IRB Barcelona, UAB, ICMAB-CSIC and CRG, and it is co-financed through the ERDF.
Researchers of the Neuro-Com Group of the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the UAB, in collaboration with the Spanish Radio Television Institute and the UAB's Sports Research Institute, is analysing the perception of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus images in the media.
The open innovation laboratories, the UAB Open Labs, have begun this week to print out ventilators for hospitals, in collaboration with the Medical Association of Barcelona (CoMB) and the 3D Laboratory of the Parc Taulí University Hospital.