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Elevator Pitch Contest

Elevator Pitch Contest

The Elevator Pitch contest took place last Thursday. Researchers and students from IBB, ICTA-UAB and our institute had two minutes to explain their research to a non-specialized audience.

The public, through their votes, decided the winners: Pablo Machuca, from our institute, Jon Lerga, from IBB, and Carlos Soto, from our institute. IBB, ICTA-UAB and INc directors gave them their awards.

All participants did excellent performances and attendants learned a lot!

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Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week

This week is the Brain Awareness Week and, to celebrate it, there are a lot of activities going on:
 
Antonio Florido and Patricia Molina, from the Neurobiology of stress and addiction research group gave a workshop at Liceu Politècnic de Sant Cugat, about the brain and the senses.
 
Dr. Lydia Giménez, from the Research Group in Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases (NeuroGene) gave a talk at the Sant Antoni de Vilamajor library, about Oyakudachi.
 
SAFA Horta school visited our facilities within the program ESCOLAB, coordinated by the Barcelona council.
 
On Thursday, we will celebrate the first edition of the Elevator Pitch contest, in which researchers from ICTA-UAB, IBB and INc, will have 2 minutes to talk about their scientific projecs.
 
On Friday, the Neuroplasticity and regeneration research group will give a talk about stem cells to high school students.
 
Also on Friday, there will be a special INc seminar in which four female neuroscientists in our center will talk about their last projects.
 
Activities will continue with a workshop by Dr. Carlos Barcia, from the SINDIATER group, at Liceu Politècnic de Sant Cugat, and a new edition of the Mini-neuroscientists conferences at Escoleta.
 
What a week!
 
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Sensory Stimuli Improves Brain Damage in Mouse Models of Preterm Birth

Sensory Stimuli Improves Brain Damage in Mouse Models of Preterm Birth

A research coordinated by Dr. Lydia Giménez and published in Frontiers of Behavioral Neuroscience shows that the same perinatal brain injury caused by hypoxia and ischemia have differentiated effects on each gender.
 
At the same time they observed that the injury could be improved through tactile and proprioceptive stimuli. Petting and massaging the mice in the first stages of their life provided neurological protection in their adult life, especially in male mice in which the injury was reduced by half.
 

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