Projects
Name
Mechanisms of excitotoxicity and its treatment in neurologic disease.
University
Université de Montréal
Domain
Neurology
Departement
Department of medicine, Universite de Montreal
Head
Dr Denis Roy
Tutor
Dr Alan S. Hazell
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
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What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to improve our understanding of the processes involved in glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity and its role in vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency-induced brain damage (Wernicke encephalopathy)
What techniques and methods are used?
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What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Data analysis
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
No
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
No specific skills are required. Some undergraduate level education.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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