Biodonostia creates two research groups, on aging and sensorial neurodegeneration

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Biodonostia headquarters

The Biodonostia Health Research Institute (IIS) has created two new research groups, to target the fields of ageing and sensorial neurodegeneration, in order to learn more about the limitations that occur with the passing of the years and to establish more effective lines of action.


The group specialising in Ageing and Chronicity Health Services is led by doctor Javier Mar Medina and seeks to promote comprehensive research that will provide deeper knowledge of the mechanisms that influence the genesis of chronic health conditions and limitations on activity.

The team intends to encourage innovation in organisational services and models in order to ensure the equity, efficiency and sustainability of chronic patient care.

Meanwhile, the second group, dedicated to sensorial neurodegeneration, is led by Dr. Javier Ruiz Ederra and will focus its study on diseases that affect the sense of sight, particularly retinitis pigmentosa, the most common form of hereditary degeneration of the retina, with an approximate global prevalence of 1 in 4,000 individuals.

These two new work teams raise the number of specialised research groups to 25, dealing with a total of seven different theme areas created within IIS Biodonostia.

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