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Organization of neural networks underlying nociceptive information processing and pain attenuation in the spinal cord and brainstem
Hungary(HuMSIRC)-University of Debrecen, Debrecen
Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical and Health Science Center
Prof. Dr. M. Antal
Prof. Dr. M. Antal
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
By using a correlated morphological, physiological and
neurochemical approach, we investigate the synaptic
relations, morphological, physiological and neurochemical
properties of neural networks underlying nociceptive
information processing and pain attenuation mechanisms in
the spinal cord and brainstem. In addition to studying the
nociceptive and antinociceptive mechanisms under normal
conditions, we also try to elucidate how the physiological,
morphological and neurochemical properties of pain-
processing neural networks in the spinal dorsal horn may
change in inflammatory pain states. Results obtained from
these studies may lead us to a more exhaustive
understanding of the structural, functional and chemical
characteristics of neural networks that play crucial role
in pain processing and attenuation, and through this may
provide important data for the development of effective and
What is the aim of the project?
studying the nociceptive and antinociceptive mechanisms under normal and inflammatory conditions
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
basic lab work
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a poster
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Principles of neurosciences.
Basics of anterograde and retrograde neural labelling
techniques, immunocytochemistry, electronmicroscopy, and
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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