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Mesenchymal stem cells-the keepers of tissue endogenous regenerative capacity facing up to aging of the musculoskeletal system

Healthy joints are of utmost importance for mobility and our activities of daily living. Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis, affect normal function of the joints hence impair independent mobility in affected individuals. Osteoarthritis results from a combination of the breakdown of the joint and the body’s attempted endogenous regenerative process t...

01. January 2019 - 31. December 2022 | 3.03 3.03 Medical sciences/ Neurobiology

Inhibition of cathepsin X activity as a novel strategy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic projection between the substantia nigra compacta (SNc) and the striatum with associated movement impairments. It represents a very important health issue, as there is no cure for this devastating disease. Although the eth...

01. July 2018 - 30. June 2021 | 3.03 3.03 Medical sciences/ Neurobiology