– In the nervous system there are chemical and electrical signals, something wrong with both types of signals is because they have a close connection. But all the drugs are just chemicals, and there are several times. We want to connect the chemical substances to the organic electricity, ”said Magnus Berggren, recognized by European Research Council Advanced Grant, a personal research grant of about EUR 3 million.
The money will be used to build one of the bones where the laboratory is already for organic organisms to be strengthened, that is organic biology. The aim is to get access to the neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, as well as epilepsy.
Those diseases that are caused by nerve cells in the brain or the back of a spine are broken down, or get up as you do with epilepsy. The long term aim is to find effective treatment for this type of disease.
– It is said to be used electronically in some antiquities today as in accelerators and electricity in the brain that lights a shake at parkinson, it says.
Workers at the Laboratory for Organic Electronics who work with lightning plants have all achieved success in gaining the plants to gather their own botany in different parts of the plant structures. Equally, with the right material, one could develop self-organized organization in human brain welfare. Electricity can be encouraged again to break down the breaking of nerve cells and stop them from running over.
– We are coming into the chemistry from a new direction, we want to combine the electricity with the chemical materials. If this works, it will have a huge impact on the medical research and will not work, we hope, we will learn a lot on the road, ”said Magnus Berggren.
Co-operation with Lund
The researchers in Linköping will already collaborate with colleagues in the Lund to test electrical materials in nervous systems on insect modules and in a variety of fish models to see if it has any impact. the neurodegenerative diseases.
Around 30 people today are in the biological biology research organization. It will be developed by the researchers. Elements of the project have also been identified for instruments and other equipment and a recording of the campus will be carried out at Norrköping Campus, especially for the purpose.
Source: Linköping University