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Gait and postural control impairments, and falls are ubiquitous among the elderly, and lead to enormous personal, occupational and health care burden. Especially patients with PD are severely affected by the progressive deterioration of these gait and postural control mechanisms. Elucidating mechanisms of age- and disease-related motor control impairments and devising focussed treatment strategies ...
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European School of DNA Nanotechnology (EScoDNA)

Start date: Feb 1, 2013, End date: Jan 31, 2017,

DNA Nanotechnology is an emerging interdisciplinary area that will underpin the development of future nanoscience-based technologies for areas such as medicine, diagnostic tools, optics and electronics. DNA nanotechnology is based on the unique self-assembly properties of DNA which allow the rational design and synthesis of complex nanoscale structures with predictable form and function. Many othe ...
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The Human Brain Project (HBP)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2016,

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to the challenge, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain diseases and build revolutionary new computing technologies. Today, for the first time, modern ICT has brought these goals within sight. The goal of the Human Brain Project, part of the ...
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Suicide Bomber Counteraction and Prevention (SUBCOP)

Start date: Jun 1, 2013, End date: Jul 31, 2016,

SUBCOP sets out to develop technologies and procedures that can be applied by the Police Security Forces when responding to a suspected PBIED (Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device). It addresses the course of action to take when an alert to a possible PBIED has been issued, and an attack may be imminent. SuBCoP is insensitive to how the alert is raised, should it be based on detection of explo ...
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Cognition depend on the cooperation and communication between functionally connected brain areas. Oscillation and synchrony appear to be crucial for the engagement and disengagement of functional neural circuits. Many studies suggest inhibitory neurons in the brain dictates how and when the information is relayed between neuronal ensembles. The valence of these excitation-inhibition interactions a ...
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Many psychiatric disorders involve dysfunction of the limbic system that is manifested in a reduced ability to experience pleasure and learning and memory impairment.Dopamine is important in the limbic system, which includes structures such as the nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area and prefrontal cortex. Drugs such as opiates and cocaine, but also antidepressant agents, and deep brain stimu ...
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"Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) started, 20 years ago, a devastating health and food crisis throughout Europe. Classical BSE is now under control as a result of the meat and bone meal ban. However, tonsil analyses suggest that there may be an alarmingly high number of asymptomatic PrPSc positive cases. Transmission through blood transfusion is another important concern, as are recent “atyp ...
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Brain mechanisms of human limb movement sense (BrainProp)

Start date: Sep 1, 2012, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

Proprioception involves the sense of limb position and movement of body parts. It is critical for motor control, as without knowing where your body parts are it is impossible to move them accurately. Proprioception relies on the integration of various inputs, from muscle spindle receptors, Golgi tendon organs, skin stretch receptors, visual, auditory and vestibular inputs, and signals of motor com ...
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"How do we recognize that our limbs are part of our own body, and why do we feel that one’s self is located inside the body? These fundamental questions have been discussed in theology, philosophy and psychology for millennia. The aim of my ground-breaking research programme is to identify the neuronal mechanisms that produce the sense of ownership of the body, and the processes responsible for th ...
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When interacting with objects the brain needs to locate the limbs and the relevant visual information surrounding them. Studies on monkeys showed that information from different sensory modalities converges at the individual neurone level within a multisensory fronto-parietal network. This multisensory integration occurs within the space surrounding the body (peripersonal space) and has been linke ...
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... MOLPARK brings together two industrial partners and 6 world-renowned academic groups with a uniquely advantageous knowledge platform based on complementary state-of-the-art technologies and recent relevant discoveries in their laboratories. These include, unique approaches for stem cell renewal control based on novel insights into the function of GABA receptors and intracellular signaling componen ...
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