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Findings on seizure susceptibility open new avenues to understanding epilepsy in rapid progressive dementia

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IBEC researchers have revealed the role played by the cellular prion protein (PrPC) – which is associated with a plethora of biological functions including cell proliferation, differentiation and signaling – in epilepsy.

In the latest edition of Scientific Reports, a Nature group journal, the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology group and their

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Severo Ochoa Excellence Award presented to IBEC

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severo ochoa presentationYesterday at a ceremony at MINECO in Madrid, IBEC Director Josep Samitier received IBEC’s Severo Ochoa Excellence Award.

Presented to him by Secretary of State Carmen Vela, the prestigious €4m award represents Spain’s recognition of IBEC as an international reference in its field.

The ceremony also awarded the other Severo Ochoa winner in this round, the Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), as well as the winners of the Maria de Maeztu prize, a MINECO award for smaller centres.

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