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New Neuroprotector and Nerve Regenerator Drug Described

INc-UAB researchers have discovered a new pharmacological agent, Neuroheal, which helps to maintain motor neurons alive and accelerate nerve regeneration after traumatic injuries to peripheral nerves. There is currently no drug with these effects being applied in clinical practices.

The research was directed by Dr Caty Casas and included the participation of Dr David Romeo and Dr Xavier Navarro, from the Neuroplasticity and regeneration research group, and Dr Joaquim Forés of the Hospital Clínic Barcelona.

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La Marató 2016 will fund two projects of the Neuroplasticity and regeneration research group, and one in which they collaborate

La Marató de TV3 is a very successful telethon organized for the local TV in Catalonia. On its last edition it was dedicated to fund research on stroke and traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries. 74 research projects were proposed to be funded but only 37 have been selected. Among these 37, there are 2 from the Neuroplasticity and Regeneration research group of our Institute: one from Dr. Guillermo García in collaboration with Institut Guttmann and Instituto Cajal, and the other from Dr Esther Udina in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. In adition, they will participate in the research project led by Dr Victoria Moreno, from Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, in Valencia.

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