Biomarkers in neurodegenerative and malignant processes – the main project financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
Our laboratory has Confocal laser scanning microscope LSM 510 (Carl Zeiss), “Visitron” system for dynamic video-microscopy, Laboratory animal facility & equipment for isolation and maintenance of cell cultures and lines.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disorder that mainly affects the nerve cells (neurons), which control muscle movement. As the motor neurons degenerate, they stop sending signals to the muscles, causing progressive muscle weakness and — ultimately — death. This animation focuses on the mechanisms within the motor neurons that cause them to degenerate. By understanding these mechanisms, researchers hope to one day find a cure for ALS.