AcademiaNet: Profiles of Leading Women Scientists

AcademiaNet: Profiles of Leading Women Scientists
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Prof. Ana Martin-Villalba

Migrating Immune Cells Cause Death of Cerebral Neurons

The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells is the principal cause of Parkinson's disease. Prof. Martin-Villalba and her team were able to show how in mice with induced Parkinson's, cells of the peripheral immune system migrate from the bloodstream into the brain where they play a major role in the death of neurons.

In Focus: Veterinary medicine

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Prof. Johanna Björkroth

University of Helsinki

Area of specialisation

Food hygiene

Research interests

Microbial food spoilage and hygiene, microbial interactions, (meta)genomics and (meta)transcriptomics of food spoilage communities, lactic acid bacteria and enterobacteria

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