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Behav. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8050047

Neuroimmunology Research. A Report from the Cuban Network of Neuroimmunology

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Neuroimmunology Laboratory, Immunochemical Department, International Center for Neurological Restoration, Ave 25 # 15805 b/w 158 and 160, Playa, Havana 11300, Cuba
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Las Tunas General Hospital, Post Office Box 27, Las Tunas 75100, Cuba
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Received: 7 March 2018 / Revised: 23 April 2018 / Accepted: 25 April 2018 / Published: 8 May 2018
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Abstract

Neuroimmunology can be traced back to the XIX century through the descriptions of some of the disease’s models (e.g., multiple sclerosis and Guillain Barret syndrome, amongst others). The diagnostic tools are based in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis developed by Quincke or in the development of neuroimmunotherapy with the earlier expression in Pasteur’s vaccine for rabies. Nevertheless, this field, which began to become delineated as an independent research area in the 1940s, has evolved as an innovative and integrative field at the shared edges of neurosciences, immunology, and related clinical and research areas, which are currently becoming a major concern for neuroscience and indeed for all of the scientific community linked to it. The workshop focused on several topics: (1) the molecular mechanisms of immunoregulation in health and neurological diseases, (like multiple sclerosis, autism, ataxias, epilepsy, Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease); (2) the use of animal models for neurodegenerative diseases (ataxia, fronto-temporal dementia/amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ataxia-telangiectasia); (3) the results of new interventional technologies in neurology, with a special interest in the implementation of surgical techniques and the management of drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy; (4) the use of non-invasive brain stimulation in neurodevelopmental disorders; as well as (5) the efficacy of neuroprotective molecules in neurodegenerative diseases. This paper summarizes the highlights of the symposium. View Full-Text
Keywords: neuroimmunology; neurodevelopmental disorders; neurodegenerative disorders; non-invasive brain stimulation; Alzheimer disease’s; Parkinson’s disease; autism; demyelinating disease; neuropsychology; ataxy neuroimmunology; neurodevelopmental disorders; neurodegenerative disorders; non-invasive brain stimulation; Alzheimer disease’s; Parkinson’s disease; autism; demyelinating disease; neuropsychology; ataxy
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Robinson-Agramonte, M.D.A.; Pedre, L.L.; Serrano-Barrera, O.R. Neuroimmunology Research. A Report from the Cuban Network of Neuroimmunology. Behav. Sci. 2018, 8, 47.

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