New psychoactive substances monitoring system in Slovenia (acronym SONDA)
01. January 2016 - 31. December 2018 | 3.03 Medical sciences/ Neurobiology
During the last 10 years, the number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has increased almost exponentially to the present situation with more than one new substance being detected and reported every week. Most of these NPS are synthetic. NPS are divided into five major groups: phenethylamines (including cathinones), piperazines, piperidines, tryptamines and synthe...
Inhibition of cathepsin X activity as a novel strategy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease
01. July 2018 - 30. June 2021 | 3.03 Medical sciences/ Neurobiology
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...