Helena Vieira makes her debut on 90 Segundos de Ciência

Helena Vieira, Principal Investigator of the Cell Death and Disease Lab, explains her studies on the mechanisms that our bodies use to protect themselves from ischemic stroke, for her debut on 90 Segundos de Ciência.

The researcher and her team study the anti-inflammatory and protective function of carbon monoxide on neuronal cells, with the aim of using it as a protective factor after an ischemic stroke. Helena Vieira explains how they look to understand how cell communication works and how we can facilitate it in order to keep the tissues functioning as well as possible. Ensuring this communication may be the key to developing new therapies for protection and treatment following an ischemic stroke.

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