Effect of electrical stimulation on neural plasticity
At Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología (IMN-CNM), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Supported by Comunidad de Madrid / Atracción de Talento Programme (Modalidad 1) 2019-T1 / IND-13350
Project Summary :
Neural damage is among the leading causes of disability worldwide and, unlike many diseases, treatments for central nervous system do not have a clear clinical pathway and satisfactory outcomes.
Applying therapeutic electrical stimula tion (ES) by means of advanced biomaterials is considered to be an alternative solution.
However, there is still a large knowledge gap in the area of therapeutic ES protocols for recovering neural function. Our goal is to investigate the effect of therapeutic electrical stimulation on neural plasticity by means of an in vitro system.
Development, characterization and assessment of the function of this in vitro platform is our main objective at this stage.
Who we are :
We are a young multidisciplinary research team (ES4TERM Lab) at , one of the research units at . Our institute provides cutting edge facilities for fabrication and characterization of advanced materials.
Our team specialized in the biomedical applications of advanced materials and specifically focuses on developing in vitro and in vivo solutions for challenges in tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine, based on physical stimulations.
Currently, Dr. Sahba Mobini is leading a project funded by Atracción de Talento Programme, Modalidad 1- (Ref. 2019-T1 / IND-1335) to incorporate electrical stimulation to in vitro systems for developing therapeutics for neural damage in CNS.
Where we are :
IMN-CNM is located in in Tres Cantos, Madrid. Madrid, the second-largest city in the European Union, is a vibrant metropolitan city that is home for plenty of world-class universities, museums, archives, and sport clubs.
The student community in Madrid is diverse and highly international and is one of the most popular choices for international exchange programs in Europe.
Tres Cantos is located 20 km north of Madrid and very well connected.
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