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Compound that aids in the digestion of fatty foods within the intestine demonstrates potential as a treatment for a rare brain disorder

In a work, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers at the Life and Health Science Research Institute (ICVS) at the University of Minho, in Portugal, used animal models of spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 or Machado-Joseph disease (SCA3/MJD) to test a promising drug: the compound tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA for short).
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ICVS Summer Retreat 2023

The ICVS Summer Retreat 2023 took place between the 28th and 29th of June at the Monastery of Tibães, where around 150 participants debated the future of the ICVS
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Sara Calafate´s Alzheimer Project published in Nature Neuroscience

ICVS´s researcher Sara Calafate saw her work on Alzheimer’s disease recognized and published in Nature Neuroscience. Sara Calafate, Joris de Wit and Bart de Strooper at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, co-led a project that involved the lab of Tiago Gil Oliveira at ICVS, and investigated an interesting phenomenon in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
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ICVS collaborates with Colégio Ribadouro on CanSat Portugal

Researchers António Salgado and Sofia Serra helped a group of secondary school students from Colégio Ribadouro participate in the 10th edition of CanSat Portugal, who are interested in sending stem cells on a mini satellite and trying to understand the effects caused by a 2-minute flight to 1km altitude, on the viability of these cells.
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