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Women: invisible in medicine

Women: invisible in medicine

Women and their health have been invisible in the medical field throughout history and still are today. Dr. Carme Valls-Llobet will describe this invisibility in a talk at the School of Medicine on March 12th at 12.00 PM. The conference has been organized by the School of Medicine and the Institut, and will be in Catalan.

3D biopsies to better understand brain tumors

3D biopsies to better understand brain tumors

Researchers of the Neuroimmunity lab obtained a highly accurate recreation of human glioblastoma’s features using a novel 3D microscopy analysis. The study, published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, provides new information to help with the diagnose, by finding therapeutical targets and designing immunotherapeutical strategies. Read the article

International consensus to spur the study of astrocytes in diseases of the nervous system

International consensus to spur the study of astrocytes in diseases of the nervous system

Dr. Elena Galea, ICREA researcher at our Institute, has led a study, published in Nature Neuroscience, in which more than 80 international scientists have worked collectively to clarify definitions, nomenclatures, controversies, and upcoming goals in astrocytes research. The article represents a theoretical breakthrough that will accelerate the acquisition of knowledge about the involvement of these cells in diseases of the central nervous system. Read the article

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Ricarte A, Dalton JAR, Giraldo J. (2021).
Structural Assessment of Agonist Efficacy in the mu-Opioid Receptor: Morphine and Fentanyl Elicit Different Activation Patterns.
Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33448226/

Nieto-Nicolau, N., López-Chicón, P., Fariñas, O., Bolívar, S., Udina, E., Navarro, X., Casaroli-Marano, R., & Vilarrodona, A. (2021).
Effective decellularization of human nerve matrix for regenerative medicine with a novel protocol
Cell and Tissue Research,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33471198/

Martínez-Drudis, L., Amorós-Aguilar, L., Torras-Garcia, M., Serra-Elias, B., Costa-Miserachs, D., Portell-Cortés, I., & Coll-Andreu, M. (2021).
Delayed voluntary physical exercise restores “when” and “where” object recognition memory after traumatic brain injury
Behavioural Brain Research,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33279639/

Escartin C, Galea E, Lakatos A, O’Callaghan JP, Petzold GC, Serrano-Pozo A, Steinhäuser C, Volterra A, Carmignoto G, Agarwal A, Allen NJ, Araque A, Barbeito L, Barzilai A, Bergles DE, Bonvento G, Butt AM, Chen W-T, Cohen-Salmon M, et al. (2021).
Reactive astrocyte nomenclature, definitions, and future directions
Nat Neurosci ,
http://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-020-00783-4