Apr 12

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: what changes in a stem cell to become malignant?

José R. Pineda wrote about his research for

Research in oncology advances very fast and currently machine-learning-based expert systems exist for the pathologist to support the diagnosis of tumors of unknown origin or even deep comprehension of the role of both immunotherapy and tumor heterogeneity in immune-tumor interactions.

Mar 31

Subcellular specificity of cannabinoid effects in stratonigral circuits

Edgar Soria-Gomez publishes this article in Neuron, started back in his postdoc in Bordeaux

The recreational and therapeutic uses of cannabinoid compounds are increasing around the world. They have been proposed to control pain sensitivity in clinical settings. However, due to significant side effects, such as cognitive impairments and motor dysfunctions, the medicinal exploitation of these drugs and the safety of their recreational use are under intense debate.  The main psychoactive component of the cannabis sativa (marijuana) plant is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which, in the brain, acts mainly by activating cannabinoid receptors type-1 (CB1).  The pharmacological activation of the CB1 receptor affects motor control in experimental animals, while in humans the cataleptic effects are considered one of the main causes of traffic accidents due to cannabis use.  Therefore, understanding the mechanisms of cannabinoid-induced therapeutic and adverse effects is vital for the safest use of these compounds, but the underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms are poorly understood.

Oct 25

SARS-CoV-2 security protocol in ACHUCARRO

We publish our security protocol due to the current situation of the pandemic in our region

Following the recommendation of our authorities, we provide here the latest version of the security protocol to work at the headquarters of our research organisation in Leioa.

Jan 14

Achucarro has a new Scientific Director

Prof. Ignacio Torres Alemán joins Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience to strengthen the trajectory of the Basque Center for Neurobiology Research

Prof. Carlos Matute, the founding Scientific Director of ACHUCARRO, one of the BERC research centres fostered by IKERBASQUE and the UPV/EHU, passes the baton of the scientific directorate to Prof. Ignacio Torrés Aleman, since the beginning of this year.

Dec 30

Ane Rodriguez wins one of the Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research

The predoctoral researcher works in a collaboration project between the Encinas and Tønnesen labs

Ane Rodríguez Bodero, predoctoral researcher funded by the Basque Government has been awarded a grant from Sigma XI Grants in Aid of Research of 1,000 USD.

Ane is working on a joint project between the laboratories of Neuronal Excitability and Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis of ACHUCARRO. The objective of this project is to understand how hyperexcitability impacts existing and newborn neurons in the hippocampus.

Ane Rodriguez, awarded by SigmaXi


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