An initiative led by UPV/EHU researchers that seeks to develop new therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases has taken first place in the international call for projects financed by the Bilbao Walk On Project (WOP) Foundation.
The project by University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) researchers Susana Mato and Carlos Matute, members of the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, will try to determine the therapeutic potential of inhibiting two proteins in the treatment of demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophies, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
The WOP Foundation programme will enable a scientist to be hired and be devoted exclusively to conducting research and contributing to progress in new ways to tackle neurodegenerative diseases.
The Walk On Project Foundation is an organisation dedicated to funding projects that carry out research into developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.
The call for proposals this year has received initiatives from countries such as Spain, United Kingdom, Slovenia and Italy, which have been analysed by a panel of experts from the Carlos III Health Institute.