Scientist from the Academy of Physical Education in Poznań appointing direction of the ALS research


Dr Marcin Bączyk from the Department of Neurobiology of the University of Physical Education in Poznań has published a publication on the pathophysiology of atrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in the renowned Journal of Experimental.

The article is a report on research conducted during the postdoctoral fellowship of Dr Bączyk at the Descartes University of Paris. Scientists from Germany, France and Poland  have described new, so far never described phenomena that damage the cells of the spinal cord and are responsible for the performance of arbitrary movements.

Scientists, using genetic manipulation methods, were able to partially reverse the degenerative processes, pointing to the direction of future research for finding ALS therapies. The research will be continued at the university in Poznań as part of the project “Mechanisms conditioning the breakdown of homeostasis between synaptic stimuli and intrinsic excitability of motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in mice”.

Medicine and biotechnology