Proceeding with the prion research project financed by the Fundació la Marató de TV3

2019-07-09T10:03:54+01:00July 9, 2019|Tags: |

The INIA-CISA researcher Juan Carlos Espinosa visited the PRIOCAT laboratory at IRTA-CReSA to practice the technique of extraction of cerebrospinal fluid from mice, within the framework of the prion research project granted by Fundació la Marató de TV3, in its edition dedicated to infectious diseases.

The objective of this project is to evaluate the risk to public health of atypical and emerging prions and to improve the diagnosis and prognosis of prion diseases in people. Therefore, the project will focus on developing bioassays in transgenic mouse models that express the human prion protein to determine the zoonotic potential of these prions and identify biomarkers by analyzing biological fluids such as blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

The experiments will be held in both nodes of RLASB.