OCTREO – Production of Edda HYNIC-Toc diagnostic kits

Project Coordinator: Cristina Maria Moriguchi Jeckel, PhD Most human neuroendocrine tumors express a high density of somatostatin receptors. Through the injection of octreotide, a radionuclide-labeled somatostatin analogue, it has been possible to develop a method to locate these tumors and their metastases by scintigraphy. In the project, radiopharmaceutical kits will be produced with octreotide (EDDA ..

Social Media and Decision-Making

Coordinators: PUCRS Neurophilosophy Group – Coordinators Nitamar Oliveira, PhD / Fabricio Pontin, PhD InsCer Researchers: Jaderson Costa da Costa, MD, PhD; Alexandre Franco, PhD; Augusto Buchweitz, PhD e Mirna Wetters Portuguez, PhD The purpose of “Social Media and Decision-Making”, a multidisciplinary project of the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul is to investigate how ..

Sleep Research – Brazilian children and adolescents

Research Coordinator: Magda Lahorgue Nunes, PhD In order to evaluate key features of the sleep of Brazilian children and adolescents, the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS is developing a pioneer study on children from one month to 19 years of age. The research Evaluation of sleep characteristics and prevalence of disorders ..

ACERTA Project

Project Coordinator: Augusto Buchweitz, PhD The ACERTA project was created to pursue a better understanding of the changes that occur in children’s brains during literacy development. The main objective is to understand why some children develop learning disorders. In collaboration with two other research centers in Florianópolis and Natal (Brazil), early biomarkers of these disorders are ..

Electrophysiology and Patch-Clamp: technique to measure electrical activity in isolated ion channels

Project Coordinator: Célia Carlini, PhD Guest Researcher: Vitya Vardanyan, PhD, from the Institute of Molecular Biophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Patch-Clamp is a powerful technique to study the electrical activity of cells, in particular neurons, the main cells of the nervous system. Bioelectrogenesis, the ability of cells to generate electrical currents ..

Test Your Brain

Project Coordinator: Mirna Wetters Portuguez, PhD Members: Sabine Possa Marroni, MSc (PhD Project in progress), Paul Bertram Garcia, Ingrid Louise and Karen Wolfart Chies. With the advancement of technology, application resources are practical tools that can easily be used by health professionals for patient assessment and data storage. Test Your Brain is a mobile app ..

Mathematical Modeling in Pharmacokinetics

Project Coordinator: Eliete Biasotto Hauser, PhD Members: Jaderson Costa da Costa, MD, PhD; Gianina Teribele Venturin, PhD; Samuel Greggio, PhD The main objective of this project is to use compartment mathematical modeling in the quantification of the processes of absorption, metabolism and excretion of radiopharmaceuticals from data generated by μPET and PET technologies (positron emission ..

Modelagem Matemática em Farmacocinética

Coordenadora do projeto: Eliete Biasotto Hauser, PhD Integrantes: Jaderson Costa da Costa, MD, PhD; Gianina Teribele Venturin, PhD; Samuel Greggio, PhD O principal objetivo do projeto é utilizar a teoria de compartimentos como modelagem matemática na quantificação dos processos de captação, eliminação e metabolização de radiofármacos, a partir de dados gerados por tecnologias µPET e PET (microtomografia ..

Teste Seu Cérebro – Aplicativo para identificar os primeiros sinais de demências em idosos

Coordenadora do Projeto: Mirna Wetters Portuguez, PhD Integrantes: Sabine Possa Marroni, MSc (Projeto de Doutorado em andamento), Paulo Bertram Garcia, Ingrid Louise e Karen Wolfart Chies. Com o avanço da tecnologia, os recursos com aplicativos são uma opção prática, simples e de fácil uso pelos profissionais da saúde e servem como instrumentos de avaliação e ..

Eletrofisiologia e Patch-Clamp: técnica para medir atividade elétrica de canais iônicos isolados

Coordenadora do Projeto: Célia Carlini, PhD Pesquisador Convidado: Vitya Vardanyan, PhD, do Instituto de Biofísica Molecular da Academia de Ciências da República da Armênia O Patch-Clamp é uma poderosa técnica para estudar a atividade elétrica de células, em particular de neurônios, as principais células do sistema nervoso. A bioeletrogênese, propriedade das células de gerarem correntes elétricas ..