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Scientists from Latin America to diffuse advances in neurosciences
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexico, Aug. 15 (Notimex).- With the participation of scientists from Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Mexico, the symposium "The challenge of neurosciences in Latin America" ​​will be held, with the purpose of disseminating the advances that  the research has had in this area. The event is organized by the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Latin American Regional Committee of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO-LARC). In a statement, the Cinvestav reported that this meeting aims to "analyze the understanding gap between society and governments with neuroscientists, as well as the relevance of their research mainly in countries with emerging economies." The meeting will be held next Friday, August 17, and the general public can attend with previous registration on the website https://desafioneurocienciaslatinoamerica.eventbrite.com.ar Luisa Rocha Arrieta, researcher at the Department of Pharmacobiology of the center, explained that this meeting will expose the need to project their research to solve health problems, as well as to discuss the distance between the neurosciences, governments and supports designated to science. The event is divided into two sessions, the first of them will address the importance of basic science in solving health problems. They will present cutting-edge topics such as the use of stem cells for the repair of the nervous system, or the effective use of new drugs for diseases such as Parkinson, among others. The second session will focus on the importance of science policy and neurosciences in Latin America. "What we consider to be a point in common throughout Latin America, is the need to educate politicians and the population in general, since we believe that as the relevance of doing studies in neurosciences becomes known and disseminated, it will be understood why a drug study can save or improve the quality of a patient´s life,” said the Cinvestav specialist through a statement from the institution. She explained that at a Latin American level, Uruguay may be one of the most advanced countries in this area "for example, they have studies on how to apply marihuana derivatives in different disorders, the government's support is reflected in the quality of their research. NTX/MSG/BBF read more
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