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Can mushroom nutrition increase neurogenic reserve? Implications for neurodegenerative conditions.
Brain cognitive reserve refers to the ability of the brain to manage different challenges that arise throughout life, making it resilient to neuropathology. Hippocampal adult neurogenesis has been a relevant contributor for brain cognitive reserve and brain plasticity. Coriolus versicolor (CV), a common healthful mushroom, has been receiving increasing attention by its antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and immunomodulatory properties, including in the hippocampus.

In this 60 -minute webinar for healthcare practitioners (45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions) , Dr. Ferreiro will address:

a) The role of neurogenesis in neurodegenerative conditions.
b) The importance of reducing glucose metabolism in the context of Alzheimer´s disease.
c) The relationship between neurogenesis, synaptic and cognitive function.
d) The concept of brain cognitive reserve.
e) The discovery and importance of adult neurogenesis.
f) The four crucial steps in neurogenesis.
g) The importance of integration of newly-generated neurons.
h) The role of B-catenin in neurogenesis.
i) The potential role of mushroom nutrition in neurogenesis.

Dec 15, 2022 07:00 PM in London

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Dr. Elisabete Ferreiro (Ph.D)
@MitoXT - Mitochondrial Toxicology and Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory
Prof. Elisabete Ferreiro graduated in Biology from the University of Coimbra (UC), in 2002, and completed her PhD degree in Biology, also from UC, in 2008. Her main expertise area is in neuroscience and cell biology, with focus on the mechanisms involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the identification of potential therapeutic targets for the treatment of this neurodegenerative disease. Along her scientific path she worked on exploring hippocampal adult neurogenesis along with signalling pathways with potential to improve upon it. She is also interested in developing new therapeutic strategies and create personalized medicine platforms for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Currently, she is an assistant researcher at the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra. As a result of her research activity, she has published 38 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals, with over 2800 citations and a h index of 27.