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The neurotargeting research group has a broad range of expertise. Advances in molecular neurobiology now provide possibilities for the development of new therapies designed for treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. This type of translational research requires competency in both basic molecular research and experience in practical treatment. Methods and Instruments.

The group involves four principal investigators. Please visit their labs pages to learn more about their research.

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Myelin protein disorder reviewed

Myelin, the insulative multilamellar sheath that enwraps axons, speeds up our nerve impulses by two orders of magnitude – a prerequisite for an efficient nervous system that we humans and other vertebrates enjoy. Myelin gains its structure and function from a high abundance of lipids and proteins,...

Research project
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New mental health project aims to uncover insulin-related mechanisms linking disorders of body and brain.

An important European-funded initiative has been launched to explore how common molecular mechanisms may link metabolic disorders, especially type 2 diabetes and obesity, with brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. Jan Haavik...

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Structure of the memory regulator Arc

The post-synaptic protein Arc has been termed a master regulator of memory. In line with its homology to certain viral proteins, it has also been shown recently to form virus-like capsids. We have elucidated for the first time the 3D structure of full-length monomeric Arc.

Why UiB
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Study biomedical sciences in modern Norway

What is it like to study and work within the biomedical sciences in Norway?

Research
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Women with ADHD often develop anxiety and depression

Compared with adult men with ADHD, adult ADHD women have an increased risk of experiencing anxiety and depression, shows a new UiB study. Men with ADHD in contrast suffer more from substance abuse and schizophrenia.

Collaboration

In addition to the ongoing in-house research programmes members of the Neurotargeting research group are also involved in local, national and international collaborative research projects.

Centre for Research on Neuropsychiatric Disorders