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We strive to improve human health and quality of life through research.
Our research groups deal with different functions of the nervous system.
We provide education in areas of biomedicine, neuroscience and nanoscience.
Read more about the research groups at the Department of Neuroscience here.
The strategic research area neuroscience
StratNeuro's mission is to integrate clinical and basic research and to foster a new generation of leaders and scientists in translational neuroscience.
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Resistant neurons point the way to protective factors in ALS
The growth factor IGF-2 can prevent the death of human nerve cells in the incurable disease ALS, according to a study by researchers at Sweden´s Karolinska Institutet and the University of Milan in Italy. The study demonstrates that degeneration-resistant oculomotor neurons can be used to identify factors able to prevent the degeneration of vulnerable neurons caused by this deadly disease.
New mechanism for sensing and regulating pH in the nervous system
The spinal cord has its own system for sensing changes in pH, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The new findings show that cells in the central canal of the spinal cord detect and regulate pH, if it deviates from normal levels. Such changes may in turn impair the function of the neural networks of the nervous system.
Reaching out with research
Summarizing your field of research and expressing your unique ideas in just 140 characters, as Twitter requires, can seem a bit tough. However, Ben Libberton, a postdoc at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at the Department of Neuroscience, seems to have found a way to achieve both.
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