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Presentations at the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014

Next week several SeRMN members will present our research work at the Joint Annual meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 that will take place in Milan (Italy) from 10th to 16th May. Find below a summary of our contributions.

Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB

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Stroke Therapy in Mice

PLoSONEcover“Factors Secreted by Endothelial Progenitor Cells Enhance Neurorepair Responses after Cerebral Ischemia in Mice” by Rosell, A., Morancho, A., Navarro-Sobrino, M., Martínez-Saez, E., Hernández-Guillamon, M., Lope-Piedrafita, S., Barceló, V., Borrás, F., Penalba, A., García-Bonilla, L., Montaner, J. PLoS ONE 8 (2013), e73244. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073244

Cell therapy with endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) has emerged as a promising strategy to regenerate the brain after stroke. Continue reading Stroke Therapy in Mice

8th Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging (MRI/MRS) Applied to Laboratory Animals

Dates:  10th to 13th June 2013

Organized by the SeRMN of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

LimbAngio_3DTOFThis workshop combines a comprehensive series of lectures on the technology of Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging (MRS/MRI) with hands-on laboratory sessions to provide practical demonstrations of key concepts and procedures for preclinical studies.

Whether you are considering MRI as a research tool in your lab or just would like to learn more about MRI, this workshop addresses practical aspects of experimental MRI with laboratory animals and provide valuable hands-on experience on a 7 Tesla Bruker BioSpec spectrometer.

Number of participants will be limited to 4.

For the registration, please fill the Registration Form and email it to silvia.lope@uab.es (registration deadline ends May 27st)

See Workshop Brochure for more information or contact Dra. Silvia Lope.

 

Brain magnetic resonance in liver failure

“Brain magnetic resonance in experimental acute-on-chronic liver failure” by L. Chavarria, M. Oria, J. Romero-Giménez, J. Alonso, S. Lope-Piedrafita, and J. Cordoba.
Liver International 33 (2013) 294-300. DOI: 10.1111/liv.12032

Liver failure causes brain edema that can lead to intracranial hypertension and death. It is currently uncertain whether this water accumulation is predominantly intracellular or extracellular, something important to determine in order to apply the most adequate therapeutic measures. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms involved in the neurological manifestations occurring in an experimental acute-on-chronic liver failure rat model that combines sustained liver injury with a factor inducing an inflammatory response.

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Cardiac MRI of the Sirt1-deficient mouse heart

“Dilated cardiomyopathy and mitochondrial dysfunction in Sirt1-deficient mice: A role for Sirt1-Mef2 in adult heart”
by A. Planavila, E. Dominguez, M. Navarro, M. Vinciguerra, R. Iglesias, M. Giralt, S. Lope-Piedrafita, J. Ruberte, F. Villarroya. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 53 (2012) 521-531. DOI: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2012.07.019

The protein deacetylase Sirtuin-1 (Sirt1) is involved in the cardiac hypertrophic responses and cardiac embryo morphogenesis. However, the physiological function of Sirt1 deficiency in the postnatal development of the heart remains to be characterized. The aim of this study was to investigate the relevance of Sirt1 in the development and function of the myocardium by using complementary techniques, such as gene expression, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, histological and electron microscopy examinations, and in vivo cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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DMSO as a magnetic resonance contrast agent for brain tumors

“Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as a potential contrast agent for brain tumors”, by Delgado-Goñi T, Martín-Sitjar J, Simões RV, Acosta M, Lope-Piedrafita S, Arús C.; NMR in Biomedicine. 2012.
DOI: 10.1002/nbm.2832
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Identifying the type of brain tumor helps doctors determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Brain tumor diagnosis usually involves a neurological examination, brain scans, and/or an analysis of the brain tissue. Nowadays, the biopsy, although it is a very invasive procedure, is the most accurate method of obtaining a diagnosis. Continue reading DMSO as a magnetic resonance contrast agent for brain tumors

Neurodegeneration in NPC Mice by T2 and DTI MRI

“In Vivo Assessment of Neurodegeneration in Niemann-Pick Type C Mice by Quantitative T2 Mapping and Diffusion Tensor Imaging”, by John W. Totenhagen, Silvia Lope-Piedrafita, Ivan A. Borbon, Eriko S. Yoshimaru, Robert P. Erickson, and Theodore P. Trouard; Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 35 (2012), 528-536. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22837

NIEMANN-PICK TYPE C (NPC) disease is a rare genetic neurodegenerative disease with no cure and few effective options for treatment. Diagnosis is most often made during childhood with symptoms progressively worsening and leading to death prior to adulthood. Continue reading Neurodegeneration in NPC Mice by T2 and DTI MRI

7th Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging (MRI/MRS) Applied to Laboratory Animals

Dates:  24th -27th October 2011

Organized by the SeRMN of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

This workshop combines a comprehensive series of lectures on the technology of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging (MRS/MRI) with hands-on laboratory sessions to provide practical demonstrations of key concepts and procedures for preclinical studies.

Whether you are considering MRI as a research tool in your lab or just would like to learn more about MRI, this workshop addresses practical aspects of experimental MRI with laboratory animals and provide valuable hands-on experience on a 7 T Bruker BioSpec spectrometer.

Number of participants will be limited to 4.

For the registration, please fill the Registration Form and email it to silvia.lope@uab.es,  registration deadline ends October 10th.

See Workshop Brochure for more information or contact Silvia Lope via email.

Hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance metabolic imaging in a mouse brain glioma model

Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) of hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate is a promising technique to noninvasively monitor metabolic changes in vivo. This method uses dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to obtain tens of thousands fold enhancement in the polarization of [1-13C]pyruvate and its metabolic products, like lactate, providing sufficient MR signal for high spatial and temporal resolution spectroscopic imaging of these metabolites. Continue reading Hyperpolarized 13C magnetic resonance metabolic imaging in a mouse brain glioma model