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Gene Therapy and the Nervous System

Teràpia gènica al sistema nerviós a Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca

The field of Medicine still has many challenges to resolve, especially in complex diseases with many factors involved, both genetic and environmental. These include neurodegenerative and autoimmune disorders that affect the central nervous system. There are no effective treatments for these conditions. The Gene Therapy and Nervous System research group was therefore created to look for new treatments for autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders, especially those associated with ageing.

Description

The group directs its research towards possible gene therapy strategies for autoimmune and neurodegenerative disorders, especially those associated with ageing. This type of disorder affects the central nervous system (CNS), one of the current challenges in relation to their treatment. There are no effective treatments to cure these illnesses. They are complex and there is the added element of not being able to easily access the CNS and treat them with classic drugs.

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