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PABLO DE OLAVIDE UNIVERSITY COORDINATES A EUROPEAN PROJECT TO STUDY THE BRAIN PROCESSES INVOLVED IN MEMORY AND LEARNING

Researchers at Pablo Olavide University (Seville) and 22 European countries will shortly be working on a scientific project called NEREPLAS.

Two of its aims are to carry out a detailed analysis of the brain mechanisms involved in the learning and memory processes, and to establish the mechanisms in the brain when a brain injury occurs as a result of a traumatic process or a neurodegenerative disease, like Alzheimer. This project, designed and coordinated by the Neurosciences Department of Pablo de Olavide University, entails the creation of a 50-lab network and the collaboration of over 500 researchers. According to NEREPLAS’s director, Jose Maria Delgado Garcia, ‘the project will have a 5-year duration’. The development of NEREPLAS, whose first meeting will take place in Brussels in July, comprises many symposiums, workshops and scientific meetings where participating experts will have the opportunity to exchange experiments and start communal lines of research. In addition to this, the program includes a series of grants that will allow participants to spend short stays in the labs of participating groups so as to expand and share their knowledge. NEREPLAS is part of the COST program (6th European Union Framework Program) and is a forum for scientific and technical cooperation from a multidisciplinary point of view.

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