Professor Takumi Takeuchi.

‘Neuronal cell death induced by glutamate is definitely an integral step in numerous damage and disease settings which study is important because it provides a road-map for the cellular and molecular events that allow this to occur’ says Dr. Philip Barker, neuroscientist at the MNI, ‘The fact that particular signaling occasions in glial cells are essential for inducing neuronal cell loss of life is amazing and suggests brand-new therapeutic targets for circumstances that involve excitotoxicity.’ Related StoriesProtein sensor for proprioception foundBioSpa 8 automated incubator announced by BioTekScalable production of gene therapy vectors: an interview with Frank UbagsThe findings of the MNI and UdeM research represent a paradigm change from the primary model of excitotoxicity that has been in place for several years.