MaRS Centre 101 College Street Toronto
Following the Nobel Prize awarded in 1998 for the discovery and function of Nitric Oxide (which up until then had been regarded as a noxious gas) an enormous amount of research has been undertaken to better understand the functions of this neurotransmitter in various physiological conditions as well as acute and chronic pathological conditions such as pain, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, stroke, inflammatory disease etc. Apart from Nitric Oxide, two other gaseous neurotransmitters, Hydrogen Sulphide and Carbon Monoxide, have become the focus of biologists and chemists alike to explore the significance of these neurotransmitters in inflammation and gastric mucosal protection.
The objective of this symposium is to increase awareness amongst the research community as to how basic science driven approaches can lead to the successful development of novel therapeutic agents.
The following aspects will be covered:
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ferid Murad, Nobel Laureate, USA
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