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With brain diseases responsible for 35% of Europe’s disease burden, neuroscience research is pivotal in fighting the challenges faced by our health systems. Meanwhile, pharmaceuticals across Europe report a shortage of neuroscientists properly trained in experimental methodologies and the latest techniques used in clinical and industrial research. Neurasmus is a two-year joint Master Programme in ...
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Our society in Europe is still under prepared for the demographic changing situation of an ageing population which began several decades ago. This is visible in the age structure of the population and is reflected by the fact that the population aged 65 years and over is increasing in every European country. The growth in the elderly population may be explained by increased longevity, but at the s ...
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Synaptic dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases (SYNDEGEN)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2020,

Neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs) of aging are a growing burden on societies. Although studies on the degeneration of neurons have been a main focus of research, increasing evidence points to synapses as the site where Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Huntington’s disease (HD) begin. There is growing evidence that synapses are sites of early and aberrant protein misfolding, a ...
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This ITN will train 10 ESRs to meet the urgent need for translation of Auditory Neuroscience into commercial and pharmaceutical products to treat hearing disorders including tinnitus. Tinnitus is the debilitating perception of imaginary sound that is often associated with hearing loss. This Liaison in Scientific Training for European auditory Neuroscience (LISTEN) is a consortium of top hearing sc ...
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Cochlear Optogenetics for Auditory Research and Prosthetics (OptoHear)

Start date: Dec 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2020,

Disabling hearing impairment (HI) affects 360 million people worldwide and prevalence increases with age. So far, no causal treatment is available for its most common form, sensorineural HI. I propose to establish, characterize, and employ optogenetic stimulation of the cochlea, which provides unprecedented opportunities for auditory research and promises a fundamental advance of hearing restorati ...
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Patients with cardiovascular risk factors, e.g. hypertension and obesity are at risk of developing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), a highly prevalent disease in the elderly, mostly women population. There is currently no specific, defined treatment for HFpEF, beyond control of risk factors. Activation of cardiac and vascular Beta3-adrenergic receptors (B3AR) represents a ne ...
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability, leading to great personal suffering to victim and relatives, as well as huge direct and indirect costs to society. Strong ethical, medical, social and health economic reasons therefore exist for improving treatment. The CENTER-TBI project will collect a prospective, contemporary, highly granular, observational dataset of 5400 p ...
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Abstract 9Neuroimaging (NI) has enormous potential to improve the clinical care of patients with psychiatric disorders, but has yet to deliver. The PSYSCAN project will address this issue directly by developing a NI-based tool that will help clinicians resolve key clinical issues in the management of patients with psychotic disorders. Clinicians will use the tool to assess patients with a standard ...
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Intuitive Natural Prosthesis UTilization (INPUT)

Start date: Feb 1, 2016, End date: Jan 31, 2020,

"INPUT will strive to make the control of complex upper limb prostheses simple, natural and to be used on a daily basis by amputees effortlessly after donning -"don and play". Currently, the most advanced routine prosthetic control on the market is more than 4 decades old, outdated and constitutes the bottle neck to introducing highly dexterous prostheses. The project builds on achievements reache ...
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Ageing is the major risk factor for idiopathic PARKINSON'S DISEASE (PD), the first motor neurodegenerative disorder (in EU 1% in 65+; about 4% in 80+). The most recent conceptualizations of ageing and PD indicate that they share basic mechanisms, e.g. accumulation of senescent cells and propagation phenomena such as inflammaging mirrored in PD by neuro-inflammaging in brain that foster a prion-lik ...
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The current healthcare systems are built around the traditional paradigm of patients suffering from a single acute illness. They are therefore largely unprepared to face the increasing demands for health services arising from the expansion of an older population with specific medical needs related to multiple chronic disorders. As a consequence, the medical conditions of a large and growing seg ...
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The Molecular Anatomy of Neurons (NeuroMolAnatomy)

Start date: Apr 1, 2014, End date: Mar 31, 2019,

The brain is nowadays the object of a number of extensive systematic studies that focus on seemingly all aspects of its morphology and function, from overall brain architecture to neuronal connections, neuronal morphology and gene expression. However, at least one basic aspect is as yet incompletely studied: the molecular anatomy of the neuron, i.e., the copy numbers and the spatial arrangement of ...
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"Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gyncaecological malignancy causing 41900 deaths annually in Europe. The predominance of aggressive Type II tumours, which are characterised by a high frequency of p53 mutations, and primary or acquired resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy profoundly contribute to the high mortality rate. With current standard therapy the median overall survi ...
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The main objective and basic concept of our proposal is to improve intra-operative and post-operative targeted surgical probes and new detection systems for surgical intervention of cancer. The work revolves around the mobility of clinicians, scientists and technologists between twelve consortium partners and across four different countries. The goal is the implementation of inter-disciplinary, in ...
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"Mitochondrial respiratory chain complexes assemble from nuclear- and mitochondria-encoded subunits in the inner membrane. To protect cells from accumulating unassembled subunits in the membrane, ROS generation, or damage of mitochondrial integrity, regulatory mechanisms to balance and control the fidelity of the assembly process have evolved, encorporating a retention system enabling the preserva ...
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The metabolic roles of mitochondria, peroxisomes and lysosomes are well established. Numerous genetic defects affecting the function of these organelles result in a wide spectrum of metabolic diseases. The involvement of these organelles in signalling pathways is receiving increasing attention. Furthermore, interactions between them and other cellular components have been elucidated. Evidence is n ...
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We usually think that as we emerge from childhood, our brains become less plastic, making learning effortful and highly specific. Recent findings however challenge this view, suggesting that even adult perceptual learning (PL), often considered the most specific form of learning, has the potential to generalize across training conditions. This questions classical theories positing that PL changes ...
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Even in the simplest cells, the integration of proteins into a biological membrane is a complex process that is frequently coupled to ribosomal protein synthesis, and requires the coordinated actions of several additional cellular machines. The de novo recapitulation of such a complex process is well beyond the scope of our current technical abilities. Indeed, the techniques that are used to creat ...
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Motor neurons (MNs) constitute the final common pathway in the generation of behaviors by linking the CNS with the movement apparatus. Herein, MNs diversify into fast, intermediate and slow types whose properties are tuned to the speed, force and endurance of the muscle fiber contractions they elicit. The MN-muscle fiber units display marked plasticity towards chronically altered physical activity ...
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One of the major issues when dealing with therapies for the rehabilitation of the lower limbs in stroke survivors is the in-deep assessment of their effectiveness and the lack of biomarkers for motor recovery. The motor functionality after therapy is evaluated only through clinical tests and scales which do not give information on the effective muscle state and the changes at the corticospinal lev ...
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Molecular Mechanisms of Fungal Pathogen Host Interactions (ImResFun)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

ImResFun shall provide state-of-the-art training in infectious disease research and medical immunology targeting the most common human fungal pathogens, the opportunistic Candida species. The key objectives of ImResFun are: (i) to understand how immune cells and infected organs respond to invasion by Candida spp, (ii) to decipher host-defense mechanisms mediating pathogen elimination, and (iii) to ...
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An estimated 500.000 sudden cardiac deaths (SCD) occur each year in the European Union. Patients at risk for SCD may benefit from prophylactic treatment with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). ICD implantations have dramatically increased in recent years leading to multi-billion Euros of costs with significant regional disparities across Europe. Information on risks, benefits and cos ...
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Robotic assisted gait training (RAGT) for stroke rehabilitation is promising but it has not met the expectations of the clinical community yet. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach, but, as now, RAGT has not been demonstrated to be superior to standard gait training. The research community is thus focusing on developing novel training methodologies for RAGT in order ...
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Erasmus+ Auslandspraktikum

Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017,

For almost 15 years, the Educational Center for Health care of the TILAK GmbH has taken part in the exchange project "Leonardo-da-Vinci". The available programme is now the first among Erasmus+. The internship abroad has developed itself into a steady part of the educational offer. Starting in Autumn 2017, the education for health care and nursing will be an official institution (College). And ...
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Innovative methodology for small populations research (InSPiRe)

Start date: Feb 1, 2014, End date: May 31, 2017,

The HEALTH.2013.4.2-3 call identifies a need for new or improved statistical methodology for clinical trials for the efficient assessment of safety and/or efficacy of treatment for small population groups. This project brings together international experts in innovative clinical trial design methodology in these specific areas along with key stakeholders including regulatory authorities, industry ...
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Disorders of sex development (DSD) are a conglomerate of rare diseases with an estimated incidence of 1: 4500. The causes of DSD are mainly disorders with gonadal dysgenesis, decreased androgen synthesis or function in XY males or disorders with elevated androgen production in XX females. Decision on sex of rearing is difficult in some cases as the prenatal androgen imbalances result in ambiguous ...
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Novel transplant regimens are currently being developed to improve beneficial GvL effects and reduce GvHD and infections via several new forms of cellular therapies. This newly emerging supra-disciplinary field of cellular therapy and regenerative medicine is also being used to improve outcomes in autoimmune disease (such as Rheumatoid Arthritis) and cancers. The goal of this research programme is ...
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"The generation of a movement is the combination of discrete events (action potentials) generated in the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. These discrete events are the result of ion exchanges across membranes, electrochemical mechanisms, and active ion pumping through energy expenditure. The ensemble of spike trains discharged in the various parts of the neuromuscular system constitutes th ...
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The project aims to develop a fully integrated, automated and user-friendly platform for infectious disease diagnosis. Malaria can be treated in just 48 hours, but delayed or false diagnosis or missing a relevant alternative cause of fever may be lethal. Therefore, other diseases with similar clinical symptoms will be investigated too. DiscoGnosis will integrate micro, nano, and bio components int ...
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A fundamental question in neuroscience is how individual synapses and neurons act in concert to create functional circuits. While the basic mechanisms of synaptic transmission between neurons are well understood, much less is known about how individual synapses, neurons, and circuits dynamically adjust their transmission properties in response to perturbations in network activity. During the past ...
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MYOELECTRIC INTERFACING WITH SENSORY-MOTOR INTEGRATION (MYOSENS)

Start date: Apr 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

"Biological signals recorded from the human body can be translated into actions of external devices to create man-machine interaction. This concept has clinical implications in rehabilitation technologies for replacing or recovering impaired motor functions. Among the possible biosignals for man-machine interaction (brain, nerve, and muscle signals), muscle signals, i.e. electromyography (EMG), ar ...
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VISUAL MODELLING USING GANGLION CELLS (VISUALISE)

Start date: Apr 1, 2013, End date: Mar 31, 2016,

The processing capabilities of biological visual systems are still vastly superior in terms of performance for real-time and low-power applications compared with conventional artificial vision. There is increasing evidence that biology has evolved a multitude of cell types, including at the level of the retina, to adapt to an extensive set of dynamic visual environments. Existing bio-inspired arti ...
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Novel biomimetic strategy for bone regeneration (INNOVABONE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Oct 31, 2015,

The importance of developing novel approaches for bone repair is underscored by the heavy burden on health care costs and patient suffering caused by traumatic, osteoporotic and osteolytic metastatic bone lesions. To address these health challenges, we will develop optimally performing bioinspired biomaterials mimicking the natural physiological processes underlying bone repair. Our overall approa ...
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The overall aim of our proposal is to build on the strengths of an existing European network for research into causes and maintaining factors in anxiety disorders and to extend these by establishing firmer research collaboration with the University of Cape Town in South Africa.Through establishing this research exchange, we aim to share knowledge and expertise among participating centres, and ensu ...
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is recognized as a major public health concern, especially for teenagers and young adults, since it can lead to significant disruption in education, working ability, and quality-of-life in general. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. 1.2 million EU citizens are hospitalized with TBI each year and of which 50.000 die. The total economic bu ...
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Medical diagnosis is currently undergoing a major revolution due to the fast discovery of molecular biomarkers, and the development of multimodal “metabiomarker” signatures. Progress, however, is hindered by low abundance of many biomarkers of interest in body fluids, in absolute concentration and with regard to other biomolecules. The aim of the present project is to apply these progresses in bio ...
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HYPOTHESIS: Early inhalation of Budesonide (BS) reduces the absolute risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) or death in preterm infants born between 23 and 27 weeks gestational age (GA) by 10%. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Survival without BPD at 36 weeks GA. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: (1) neurodevelopment at a corrected age of 18-22 months; (2) adverse treatment effects; (3) mortality at 36 weeks G ...
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Arrhythmias are common manifestations of heart disease which frequently cause sudden cardiac death (SCD) or other devastating health problems. In Europe, prevention of SCD by device and drug therapy is expensive and increasingly strains public health resources due to a growing population at risk. However, identification of patients at increased risk for SCD is ineffective, and SCD prevention strat ...
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Over the last years, large outbreaks of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) in several European countries and neighbouring areas are on the rise. This disease poses a great threat to public health due to its high mortality rate, modes of transmission and geographical distribution. Climate changes and observation of the CCHFV vector in central Europe alarm the European community as we can ...
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The main goal of this proposal is to bring novel technology of biocompatible, low bio-fouling, high electrochemical performance carbon nanomaterials to in-vivo preclinical applications and at the same time to use this materials to develop a highly advanced concept of intimate intracellular contact, based on bottom - up technology of, engulfing the micro-electrode by neural cells. Such bionic inter ...
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