Nationality Japanese
Year of selection2010
InstitutionINSERM - Health Technologies Institute
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

60 000 €


1 year

Could the World’s Toughest Animals Improve Our Brain’s Robustness?

So small and yet so helpful! Tardigrades are microscopic invertebrate animals that show considerable resistance to radiation and extreme dehydration, which cause oxidative stress in cells. Dr. Daiki Horikawa is studying protection and repair mechanisms against oxidative stress at the molecular level in the nervous system of tardigrades. This research could lead to a better understanding of how oxidative stress damages the human brain and how to prevent or even repair such damage.

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