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ICVS researchers awarded with the best comunication in "Investigação do Congresso da SPOT"

A New strategy to prevent muscle degeneration associated to chronic rotator cuff tears. Main findings The rotator cuff (supraspinatus, infra-spinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) is a set of muscle-tendinous units very important for shoulder mobility. Massive rotator cuff tears (MRCTs) are usually chronic lesions with pronounced degenerative changes, where advanced fatty degeneration and atrophy can make the tear irreparable. Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) secrete a range of growth fa ...

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ICVS researchers win the best image in "Brain Without Borders”

ICVS researchers, Eduardo Gomes and António Salgado, won the best image in "Brain Without Borders” held in Coimbra from 18-19th November 2016. Image Title: Supermoon-like DRG

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ICVS researchers awarded the Janssen Innovation Award (1st edition).

The 1st prize of the JanssenInnovation Award was awarded to an ICVS/School of Medicine Neurosciences team. The team, led by IoannisSotiropoulos, characterized the relationship between chronic stress, depressionand Alzheimer's disease. The work entitled "Tautherapeutics in stress-evoked brain pathology: exploring the path fromdepression to Alzheimer´s disease" showed that chronic stress triggersmechanisms that induced neuronal dysfunction, and that my contribute forAlzheime ...

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Neide Vieira awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. A NARSAD Grant is one of the highest distinctions in the field of mental health research, and is awarded by the scientific council of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, which is made up of 165 prestigious volunteers, widely recognized as the leaders in every major area of brain and behavior research. This award will allow Neide Vieira to extend the work ...

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A New Multidisciplinary Strategy for Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration

Main findings of this work The spinal cord can be compared to a highway, allowing information to flow, in the form of nervous impulses, from the brain to rest of the body and vice-versa. When the spinal cord is injured, most of the times as a consequence of an accident, its structural integrity is affected causing the disruption of the nervous connections and impulses within. This has a major impact on SCI patients as it leads to severe motor deficits, as well as other complications. The vast m ...

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