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08.12.16

Research, ever present

This latest newsletter of the Charcot Foundation is devoted to the various stages of biomedical research, from the laboratory to the patient's bed (Prof Piet Stinissen) and in the more specific field of multiple sclerosis (Prof Vincent van Pesch).

It illustrates the complexity and time it takes to complete innovative work, the development of new technical tools, the creation of new therapeutic concepts, feasibility tests using experimental animal models, and, finally the “full scale” trials on people and human diseases. Piet Stinissen quite rightly reminds us that some new treatments of MS use monoclonal antibodies, whose discovery dates back to 1975, and which earned Köhler and Milstein the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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Laureates of Charcot Fund 2017

All laureates

Grant

€ 25,000

Ms. Adeline Rinchon

The project

The impact of brain inflammation in the EAE model on the synaptic plasticity of the hippocampus and cognition
Neurosciences Department- UMons
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 44,500

Dr. Tom Vanden Berghe and Prof. Peter Vandenabeele

The project

Study of ferroptosis in multiple sclerosis
Inflammation Research Center, VIB-Ugent / Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology, Ghent University
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 30,000 and € 30,000

Dr. Bieke Broux and Prof. Dr. Nathalie Cools

The project

Research on the underlying migration mechanisms of dendritic cells and regulatory T cells in multiple sclerosis: investigation of the dynamics of gene expression profiles using RNA sequencing
Laboratorium voor Experimentele Hematologie – Universiteit Antwerpen et Biomedical Research Institute - Universiteit Hasselt
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 58,000

Prof. Dr. Miguel D’haeseleer and his team

The project

Does cerebral hypoperfusion play a role in reduced axonal metabolism, cognitive decline and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis?
Department of Neurology - UZ Brussel
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 30,000 / 2 years

Dr. Anne des Rieux

The project

The use of nanomedicines to enable promising bioactive molecules to achieve the status of multiple sclerosis therapy
Louvain Drug Research Institute - UCL
Detail of the grant

Grant

€ 41,400

Dr. Guy Laureys

The project

Noradrenergic modulation of innate and adaptive immune responses: Role in pathogenesis and treatment of EAE
Department of Neurology – UZ Gent
Detail of the grant

Last newsletter

Twice a year, the Charcot Foundation publishes a Bulletin which wants to be the objective reflection of research and last acquisitions in Multiple sclerosis as well in the field of our knowledge of the disease as of the new treatments under study

NOVEMBER 2016