The CHC BioGUNE is leading RedHYPOX, the Thematic Network of Excellence Research in Hypoxia formed by ten research groups, with a common interest in studying the various mechanisms that mediation to the responses to hypoxia (lack of oxygen ) and its relevance in physiological and pathological situations
BILBAO According to the CHC bioGUNE, research into the molecular basis of the response to hypoxia is a major bite interest. "The challenge is there and expectations are very ambitious from a basic and applied perspective as the results of research may represent new opportunities to understand and improve the diagnosis and treatment of endemic diseases society, "said Dr Edurne Berra, Network co-ordinator and responsible for the HypoxiPATH group of BioGUNE CHC.
For two days, research staff of the Excellence Thematic Network in Hypoxia, an initiative funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, have met in Granada. Experts, international addresses in their fields, in different areas of information, took part in the meeting.
RedHYPOX brings together a range of experimental methods, ranging from the accounting methods of clinical research, through a wide variety of cell and animal models, as explained by the research center
RedHYPOX members belong to a wide range of organizations that have a "sound history" in basic research and translation, including a number of universities (Madrid Autonomous University, University of Madrid Compliance and Seville University), hospitals (Hebron vall Hospital and Ysbyty de la Princesa) and research centers (BioGUNE CHC, IBiS and IBSAL).
The CHC BioGUNE has indicated that oxygen is essential and most cells are "addicted to oxygen, so this deficiency (or hypoxia), even temporarily, can have dramatic consequences. organisms have engineering mechanisms that, at different levels, allow them to react, adjust and guarantee homeostasis oxygen.
Hypoxic episodes occur during embryonic development and healthy adults, for example, during height acclimation, wound healing or exercise. Moreover, the use of more or less sophisticated hypoxic equipment to improve sports performance is relatively common.
However, inadequate or excessive oxygen supply is also associated with diseases such as cancer, metabolic (for example, diabetes), inflammation (for example, Crohns), neuro-algorithmenerative (Alzheimer's Parkinson's) or ischemic diseases (for example, stroke and stroke).