Remyelination. From biology to therapy

The loss of myelin as a result of diseases such as multiple sclerosis causes serious nervous system disorders, where electrical impulses are not conducted with sufficient speed or stop in the middle of axons. This is what is meant by demyelination. However, sometimes this process can be accompanied by aspontaneous regenerative response in which new…

2011

Publishing your paper

Caren G. Solomon, directora adjunta del New England Journal of Medicineofreció el pasado lunes 10 de octubre de 2011 en el Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona la conferencia Publishing your paper. Solomon es también profesora asociada de Medicina en la Harvard Medical School y médica asociada del departamento de medicina del Brigham & Women’s Hospital de Boston. Dentro de su…

2011

12th Award: Cannabinoid modulation of hippocampal long-term memory is mediated by mTOR signaling

The 12th Esteve Foundation Research Prize has been awarded to Emma Puighermanal, the first author on an article from the research group ofRafael Maldonado (Neuropharmacology Laboratory, Pompeu Fabra University) published in Nature Neuroscience in September 2009.The title of the paper was Cannabinoid modulation of hippocampal long-term memory is mediated by mTOR signaling and it was considered by the international jury that…

2011

15th edition – Barcelona, June, 7-8 2011

When speaking in front of an audience, only 15% of what actually reaches the public corresponds to the spoken message. In contrast, more than half the information retained by listeners lies in nonverbal communication. Indeed, the lecturer’s posture, gesture and eye gaze tell a lot more on how he/she feels than mere words. These courses…

2011

Presentation Eponímia mèdica catalana

In Barcelona, on the 24th May, 2011, the Esteve Foundation presented the second volume of the Notebook on Catalan Medical Eponomy, which brings together 33 new biographies of Catalan doctors that have given their name to a specific medical term. The book launch took place during the awards of Academy of Health and Medical Sciences of…

2011

14th edition – Vigo, May, 18-19 2011

When speaking in front of an audience, only 15% of what actually reaches the public corresponds to the spoken message. In contrast, more than half the information retained by listeners lies in nonverbal communication. Indeed, the lecturer’s posture, gesture and eye gaze tell a lot more on how he/she feels than mere words. These courses…

2011

How to erase aversive and pain memories

After implantation of a prosthetic knee, some arthritis patients continue to experience pain after surgery. In some cases this is the result of so-called pain memory, which continues to send signals to the brain even though the joint has been removed. Several international experts in the field came together on the 12th and 13th May…

2011