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DocumentAssessing cognitive function in a rat model of glial pathology2012

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
061 - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Duration: 2011-05 - 2015-07
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Nuno Sérgio Mendes Dias, Luis Ricardo Monteiro Jacinto
Institution(s): Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e da Saúde (ICVS), Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Dias, N., Jacinto, L. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061.03
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
Assessing cognitive function in a rat model of glial pathology
Publication year: 2012
URL:
http://fens.ekonnect.co/FENS_331/poster_35339/program.aspx
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes are being recognized as active elements concerning information flow in the brain, however their role in cognition is still unknown. In this study we aimed to understand the influence of astrocytic function in complex cognitive processes that depend on the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). The rationale consisted in analysing the cognitive performance of animals with induced glial pathology in the mPFC. This animal model was obtained by bilateral intracranial injections of L-a-aminoadipate to cause astrocyte ablation in Wistar-Han rats. Cognitive functions dependent on the mPFC, such as attention set-shifting and reversal learning of non-spatial working memory, were assessed by the attentional set-shifting task (ASST). Animals with mPFC-glial pathology showed no differences in learning how to perform the task, however they learnt faster the compound discrimination stages, when compared to the controls. Regarding the reversal learning stages, drug injected animals presented more difficulties than controls. Glial pathology seems to affect the function of neuro-glial networks, which may be translated in altered behavioural outputs.
Accessibility: Document exists in file (poster)
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Author:
Lima, A.
Secondary author(s):
Reis, M., Cerqueira, J., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Online abstract
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Lima, A., Reis, M., Cerqueira, J., Sousa, N., & Oliveira, J. F. (2012, July). Assessing cognitive function in a rat model of glial pathology. Poster presented at the 8th FENS Forum Neuroscience, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract retrieved from http://fens.ekonnect.co/FENS_331/poster_35339/program.aspx
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Astrocyte / Cognition / Learning / Prefrontal cortex

Assessing cognitive function in a rat model of glial pathology

Assessing cognitive function in a rat model of glial pathology

DocumentAstrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
061 - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Duration: 2011-05 - 2015-07
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Nuno Sérgio Mendes Dias, Luis Ricardo Monteiro Jacinto
Institution(s): Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e da Saúde (ICVS), Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Dias, N., Jacinto, L. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2013182a.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Interest in astroglial cells is rising due to recent findings supporting dynamic neuron–astrocyte interactions. There is increasing evidence of astrocytic dysfunction in several brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; importantly these pathologies are characterized by the involvement of the prefrontal cortex and by significant cognitive impairments. Here, to model astrocyte pathology, we injected animals with the astrocyte specific toxin L-a-aminoadipate (L-AA) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC); a behavioral and structural characterization two and six days after the injection was performed. Behavioral data shows that the astrocyte pathology in the mPFC affects the attentional set-shifting, the working memory and the reversal learning functions. Histological analysis of brain sections of the L-AA-injected animals revealed a pronounced loss of astrocytes in the targeted region. Interestingly, analysis of neurons in the lesion sites showed a progressive neuronal loss that was accompanied with dendritic atrophy in the surviving neurons. These results suggest that the L-AA-induced astrocytic loss in the mPFC triggers subsequent neuronal damage leading to cognitive impairment in tasks depending on the integrity of this brain region. These findings are of relevance to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders that involve astrocytic loss/dysfunction in the PFC.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
PT/FB/BL-2008-134.04
Author: Lima, A.
Secondary author(s):
Sardinha, V. M., Oliveira, A. F., Reis, M., Mota, C., Silva, M., Marques, F., Cerqueira, J., Pinto, L., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Lima, A., Sardinha V. M., Oliveira A. F., Reis M., Mota C., Silva, M., . . . Oliveira, J. F. (2014). Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats. Molecular Psychiatry,19(7), 834-841. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.182
2-year Impact Factor: 14.496|2014
Times cited: 60|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Aminoadipate / Astrocyte / Cognition / Learning / Prefrontal cortex

Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats

Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats

DocumentAstrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats2014

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a
Title:
2008 Grants
Start date: 2009-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
134 - How does cognitive enrichment impact on neuronal networks and behavioral performance?
Duration: 2010-05 - 2014-11
Researcher(s):
João José Cerqueira, Igor L. M. Spínola, Irene Melo Carvalho, Pedro Ricardo Luís Morgado, Ricardo Jorge Moreira Taipa
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), School of Health Sciences, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress report
Final report
Article
Language: eng
Author:
Cerqueira, J.
Secondary author(s):
Spínola, I., Carvalho, I., Morgado, P., Taipa, R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Learning / Brain structure and function / Stress and health / Chronic stress / Intervention

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2008-134.04
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pasta 22/2008
Title:
Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats
Publication year: 2014
URL:
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/mp2013182a.html
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Interest in astroglial cells is rising due to recent findings supporting dynamic neuron–astrocyte interactions. There is increasing evidence of astrocytic dysfunction in several brain disorders such as depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; importantly these pathologies are characterized by the involvement of the prefrontal cortex and by significant cognitive impairments. Here, to model astrocyte pathology, we injected animals with the astrocyte specific toxin L-a-aminoadipate (L-AA) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC); a behavioral and structural characterization two and six days after the injection was performed. Behavioral data shows that the astrocyte pathology in the mPFC affects the attentional set-shifting, the working memory and the reversal learning functions. Histological analysis of brain sections of the L-AA-injected animals revealed a pronounced loss of astrocytes in the targeted region. Interestingly, analysis of neurons in the lesion sites showed a progressive neuronal loss that was accompanied with dendritic atrophy in the surviving neurons. These results suggest that the L-AA-induced astrocytic loss in the mPFC triggers subsequent neuronal damage leading to cognitive impairment in tasks depending on the integrity of this brain region. These findings are of relevance to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders that involve astrocytic loss/dysfunction in the PFC.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2010-061.04
Author: Lima, A.
Secondary author(s):
Sardinha, V. M., Oliveira, A. F., Reis, M., Mota, C., Silva, M., Marques, F., Cerqueira, J., Pinto, L., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Lima, A., Sardinha V. M., Oliveira A. F., Reis M., Mota C., Silva, M., . . . Oliveira, J. F. (2014). Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats. Molecular Psychiatry,19(7), 834-841. doi: 10.1038/mp.2013.182
2-year Impact Factor: 14.496|2014
Times cited: 60|2022-05-20
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Aminoadipate / Astrocyte / Cognition / Learning / Prefrontal cortex

Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats

Astrocyte pathology in the prefrontal cortex impairs the cognitive function of rats

DocumentFinal report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
061 - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Duration: 2011-05 - 2015-07
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Nuno Sérgio Mendes Dias, Luis Ricardo Monteiro Jacinto
Institution(s): Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e da Saúde (ICVS), Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Dias, N., Jacinto, L. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061.01
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
Final report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Publication year: 2015
URL:
https://www.bial.com/imagem/Bolsa6110_22092015.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
The classical paradigm that cognitive processing is exclusively neuronal has been challenged in the past ten years by an exciting body of evidence. Indeed, the importance of glial cells is rising due to emerging data supporting dynamic neuron-glia interactions, in which a cross-talk between astrocytes and neurons complements and modulates the communication between pre- and post-synaptic structures.
AIM
The main research objective of this project is to assess the interplay between astrocytes and neurons underlying cognitive function in the brain.
METHODS
We have used complementary state-of-the-art techniques such as in vivo electrophysiology, innovative behavior, anatomical and molecular analysis, to seek a role of astrocytes in the computation of cognitive functions.
RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS
Astrocytes appear as critical elements of the neuroglial network, whose function is required for the normal hippocampal function. This information accounts for new knowledge on the cognitive computation and this new player may account also for the cognitive decline observed for instance in ageing or pathological processes, arising as a possible therapeutic target for the treatment of prevention of cognitive deficits.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Indexed document:
No
Keywords: Astrocyte / Cognition / Neural circuits / Behavior / Electrophysiology

Final report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions

Final report - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions

DocumentDo stars govern our actions? Astrocyte involvement in rodent behavior2015

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 1 a 23
Title:
2010 Grants
Start date: 2011-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
061 - Translation of neuron-glia interactions in complex cognitive functions
Duration: 2011-05 - 2015-07
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Nuno Sérgio Mendes Dias, Luis Ricardo Monteiro Jacinto
Institution(s): Instituto de Investigação em Ciências da Vida e da Saúde (ICVS), Escola de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Bursary agreement
Application form
Correspondence
Financial report and expenditure documents
Progress reports
Final report
3 Articles
1 Poster
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Dias, N., Jacinto, L. R.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology / Cognitive processes / Brain structure and function

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2010-061.05
Location: Arquivo PCA - Pastas 17/2010 e 18/2010
Title:
Do stars govern our actions? Astrocyte involvement in rodent behavior
Publication year: 2015
URL:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166223615001733
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes have emerged as important partners of neurons in information processing. Important progress has been made in the past two decades in understanding the role of astrocytes in the generation of neuron–astrocyte network outputs resulting in behavior. We review evidence for astrocyte involvement across four different behavioral domains: cognition, emotion, motor, and sensory processing. Accumulating evidence from animal models has provided a wealth of data that largely supports a direct involvement of astrocytes on diverse aspects of behavior. The development of tools for selectively controlling the temporal and spatial properties of astrocyte activity will help to consolidate our knowledge of the mechanisms underlying this involvement.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Sardinha, V. M., Guerra-Gomes, S., Araque, A., Sousa, N.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Oliveira, J. F., Sardinha, V. M., Guerra-Gomes, S., Araque, A., & Sousa, N. (2015). Do stars govern our actions? Astrocyte involvement in rodent behavior. Trends in Neurosciences, 38(9), 535-549. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2015.07.006
2-year Impact Factor: 12.504|2015
Times cited: 104|2022-05-21
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Astrocyte / Behavior / Cognition / Emotion / Motor / Sensorial

DocumentAstrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Astrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/glia.23205/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes interact with neurons at the cellular level through modulation of synaptic formation, maturation, and function, but the impact of such interaction into behavior remains unclear. Here, we studied the dominant negative SNARE (dnSNARE) mouse model to dissect the role of astrocyte-derived signaling in corticolimbic circuits, with implications for cognitive processing. We found that the blockade of gliotransmitter release in astrocytes triggers a critical desynchronization of neural theta oscillations between dorsal hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Moreover, we found a strong cognitive impairment in tasks depending on this network. Importantly, the supplementation with d-serine completely restores hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and rescues the spatial memory and long-term memory of dnSNARE mice. We provide here novel evidence of long distance network modulation by astrocytes, with direct implications to cognitive function.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-427.02
Author: Sardinha, V. M.
Secondary author(s):
Guerra-Gomes, S., Caetano, I., Tavares, G., Martins, M., Reis, J. S., Correia, J. S., Teixeira-Castro, A., Pinto, L., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Sardinha, V. M., Martins, M., Reis, J. S., Correia, J. S., Teixeira-Castro, A., ..., Oliveira, J. F. (2017). Astrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function. Glia, 65(12), 1-17. doi: 10.1002/glia.23205
2-year Impact Factor: 5.846|2017
Times cited: 40|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Astrocyte / Behavior / Local field potential / Neuronal morphology / Oscillations

DocumentAstrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.02
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Astrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function
Publication year: 2017
URL:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/glia.23205/abstract
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes interact with neurons at the cellular level through modulation of synaptic formation, maturation, and function, but the impact of such interaction into behavior remains unclear. Here, we studied the dominant negative SNARE (dnSNARE) mouse model to dissect the role of astrocyte-derived signaling in corticolimbic circuits, with implications for cognitive processing. We found that the blockade of gliotransmitter release in astrocytes triggers a critical desynchronization of neural theta oscillations between dorsal hippocampus and prefrontal cortex. Moreover, we found a strong cognitive impairment in tasks depending on this network. Importantly, the supplementation with d-serine completely restores hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and rescues the spatial memory and long-term memory of dnSNARE mice. We provide here novel evidence of long distance network modulation by astrocytes, with direct implications to cognitive function.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Copyright/Reproduction:
By permission
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.02
Author: Sardinha, V. M.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, M., Reis, J. S., Correia, J. S., Teixeira-Castro, A., Pinto, L., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Sardinha, V. M., Martins, M., Reis, J. S., Correia, J. S., Teixeira-Castro, A., ..., Oliveira, J. F. (2017). Astrocytic signaling supports hippocampal-prefrontal theta synchronization and cognitive function. Glia, 65(12), 1-17. doi: 10.1002/glia.23205
2-year Impact Factor: 5.846|2017
Times cited: 40|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Astrocyte / Behavior / Local field potential / Neuronal morphology / Oscillations

DocumentFunctional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.03
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2017.00427/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes are fundamental players in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. They display unique morphological and phenotypical features that allow to monitor and to dynamically respond to changes. One of the hallmarks of the astrocytic response is the generation of calcium elevations, which further affect downstream cellular processes. Technical advances in the field have allowed to spatially and to temporally quantify and qualify these elevations. However, the impact on brain function remains poorly understood. In this review, we discuss evidences of the functional impact of heterogeneous astrocytic calcium events in several brain regions, and their consequences in synapses, circuits, and behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-427.04
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 11: 427. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00427
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 81|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Astrocyte / Calcium / Synapse / Neural circuit / Behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

DocumentEmploying an open-source tool to assess astrocyte tridimensional structure2017

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.05
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Employing an open-source tool to assess astrocyte tridimensional structure
Publication year: 2017
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5406431/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes display important features that allow them to maintain a close dialog with neurons, ultimately impacting brain function. The complex morphological structure of astrocytes is crucial to the role of astrocytes in brain networks. Therefore, assessing morphologic features of astrocytes will help provide insights into their physiological relevance in healthy and pathological conditions. Currently available tools that allow the tridimensional reconstruction of astrocytes present a number of disadvantages, including the need for advanced computational skills and powerful hardware, and are either time-consuming or costly. In this study, we optimized and validated the FIJI-ImageJ, Simple Neurite Tracer (SNT) plugin, an open-source software that aids in the reconstruction of GFAP-stained structure of astrocytes. We describe (1) the loading of confocal microscopy Z-stacks, (2) the selection criteria, (3) the reconstruction process, and (4) the post-reconstruction analysis of morphological features (process length, number, thickness, and arbor complexity). SNT allows the quantification of astrocyte morphometric parameters in a simple, efficient, and semi-automated manner. While SNT is simple to learn, and does not require advanced computational skills, it provides reproducible results, in different brain regions or pathophysiological states.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Tavares, G.
Secondary author(s):
Martins, M., Correia, J. S., Sardinha, V. M., Guerra-Gomes, S., Neves, S. P., Marques, F., Sousa, N., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Tavares, G., Martins, M., Correia, J. S., Sardinha, V. M., Guerra-Gomes, S., Neves, S. P., Marques, F., Sousa, N., & Oliveira, J. F. (2017). Employing an open-source tool to assess astrocyte tridimensional structure. Brain Structure and Function, 222(4), 1989-1999. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1316-8
2-year Impact Factor: 4.231|2017
Times cited: 35|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Astrocyte / Structure / Reconstruction / GFAP / Immunofluorescence

Employing an open-source tool to assess astrocyte tridimensional structure

Employing an open-source tool to assess astrocyte tridimensional structure

DocumentFunctional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.04
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2017.00427/full
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Astrocytes are fundamental players in the regulation of synaptic transmission and plasticity. They display unique morphological and phenotypical features that allow to monitor and to dynamically respond to changes. One of the hallmarks of the astrocytic response is the generation of calcium elevations, which further affect downstream cellular processes. Technical advances in the field have allowed to spatially and to temporally quantify and qualify these elevations. However, the impact on brain function remains poorly understood. In this review, we discuss evidences of the functional impact of heterogeneous astrocytic calcium events in several brain regions, and their consequences in synapses, circuits, and behavior.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.03
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 11: 427. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00427
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 81|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Astrocyte / Calcium / Synapse / Neural circuit / Behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

Functional roles of astrocyte calcium elevations: From synapses to behavior

File037 - Decoding the neuron-astrocyte dialogue that supports cognitive processing

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BIAL Foundation Archive
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History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
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Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-037
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
037 - Decoding the neuron-astrocyte dialogue that supports cognitive processing
Researcher(s): João Filipe Oliveira, Luísa Pinto, Diana Nascimento, Sónia Gomes, Inês Caetano, João Viana
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Pinto, L., Nascimento, D., Gomes, S., Caetano, I., Viana, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Astrocyte / Neural oscillations / Learning and memory / Hippocampus / Psychophysiology

DocumentThe role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex2018

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Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
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Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.07
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230990/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT
Aging is a lifelong process characterized by cognitive decline putatively due to structural and functional changes of neural circuits of the brain. Neuron-glial signaling is a fundamental component of structure and function of circuits of the brain, and yet its possible role in aging remains elusive. Significantly, neuron-glial networks of the prefrontal cortex undergo age-related alterations that can affect cognitive function, and disruption of glial calcium signaling has been linked with cognitive performance. Motivated by these observations, we explored the possible role of glia in cognition during aging, considering a mouse model where astrocytes lacked IP3R2-dependent Ca2+ signaling. Contrarily to aged wild-type animals that showed significant impairment in a two-trial place recognition task, aged IP3R2 KO mice did not. Consideration of neuronal and astrocytic cell densities in the prefrontal cortex, revealed that aged IP3R2 KO mice present decreased densities of NeuN+ neurons and increased densities of S100ß+ astrocytes. Moreover, aged IP3R2 KO mice display refined dendritic trees in this region. These findings suggest a novel role for astrocytes in the aged brain. Further evaluation of the neuron-glial interactions in the aged brain will disclose novel strategies to handle healthy cognitive aging in humans.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
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BL-2014-427.07
Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
Secondary author(s):
Viana, J. F., Correia, J. S., Caetano, I., Sardinha, V. M., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., Oliveira, J. F.
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Reference:
Guerra-Gomes, S., Viana, J. F., Correia, J. S., Caetano, I., Sardinha, V. M., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12: 379. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00379
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 7|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Aging / Astrocyte / Calcium signaling / IP3R2 / Prefrontal cortex / Spatial recognition / Dendritic morphology

The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex

The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex

DocumentThe role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex2018

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
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Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

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Location: BF-GMS
Title:
The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex
Publication year: 2018
URL:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230990/
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Aging is a lifelong process characterized by cognitive decline putatively due to structural and functional changes of neural circuits of the brain. Neuron-glial signaling is a fundamental component of structure and function of circuits of the brain, and yet its possible role in aging remains elusive. Significantly, neuron-glial networks of the prefrontal cortex undergo age-related alterations that can affect cognitive function, and disruption of glial calcium signaling has been linked with cognitive performance. Motivated by these observations, we explored the possible role of glia in cognition during aging, considering a mouse model where astrocytes lacked IP3R2-dependent Ca2+ signaling. Contrarily to aged wild-type animals that showed significant impairment in a two-trial place recognition task, aged IP3R2 KO mice did not. Consideration of neuronal and astrocytic cell densities in the prefrontal cortex, revealed that aged IP3R2 KO mice present decreased densities of NeuN+ neurons and increased densities of S100ß+ astrocytes. Moreover, aged IP3R2 KO mice display refined dendritic trees in this region. These findings suggest a novel role for astrocytes in the aged brain. Further evaluation of the neuron-glial interactions in the aged brain will disclose novel strategies to handle healthy cognitive aging in humans.
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Language:
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Author: Guerra-Gomes, S.
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Guerra-Gomes, S., Viana, J. F., Correia, J. S., Caetano, I., Sardinha, V. M., Sousa, N., Pinto, L., & Oliveira, J. F. (2018). The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 12: 379. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00379
2-year Impact Factor: 3.900|2018
Times cited: 7|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q2
Keywords: Aging / Astrocyte / Calcium signaling / IP3R2 / Prefrontal cortex / Spatial recognition / Dendritic morphology

The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex

The role of astrocytic calcium signaling in the aged prefrontal cortex

DocumentEditorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

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Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2016.00163/full
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
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Article
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Reference:
Oliveira, J. F., Gomes, C. A., Vaz, S. H., Sousa, N., & Pinto, L. (2016). Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 10: 163. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00163
2-year Impact Factor: 4.555|2016
Times cited: 2|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Glia / Depression / Astrocyte / Microglia / Oligodendrocites

Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression

Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression

DocumentEditorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression2016

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
427 - Gliogenesis control of brain neuroplasticity, neurophysiology and cognitive function
Duration: 2015-09
Researcher(s):
Luísa Alexandra Meireles Pinto, Ana Rita Machado dos Santos, António Maria Restolho Mateus Pinheiro, Cristina Joana Moreira Marques, Joana Sofia da Silva Correia, João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, João Miguel Bessa Peixoto, Nuno Dinis Alves, Patrícia Carvalho Patrício, Vítor Manuel da Silva Pinto
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, University of Minho and ICVS/3B's- Government Associate Laboratory, Braga (Portugal); Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Progress report
Final report
Articles
Language: eng
Author:
Pinto, L.
Secondary author(s):
Santos, A., Pinho, A., Marques, A., Correia, J., Oliveira, J. F., Peixoto, J., Alves, N., Patrício, P., Pinto, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Astrogliogenesis / Neuroplasticity / Cognition / Electrophysiology / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-427.08
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression
Publication year: 2016
URL:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2016.00163/full
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Related objects:
BL-2014-207.07
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Gomes, C. A., Vaz, S. H., Sousa, N., Pinto, L.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Oliveira, J. F., Gomes, C. A., Vaz, S. H., Sousa, N., & Pinto, L. (2016). Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 10: 163. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00163
2-year Impact Factor: 4.555|2016
Times cited: 2|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Glia / Depression / Astrocyte / Microglia / Oligodendrocites

Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression

Editorial: Glial Plasticity in Depression

DocumentFinal report - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing2019

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.01
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Final report - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Publication year: 2019
URL:
https://www.bial.com/media/3019/apoio-20714.pdf
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
BACKGROUND
The importance of glial cells in the brain is rising due to emerging data supporting dynamic neuron-glia interactions, in which astrocyte signaling complements and modulates the communication between pre- and post-synaptic neurons.
AIMS
The main research objective of this project was to assess how astrocyte signaling and calcium-dependent mechanisms underlie cognitive processing in the brain, and to control these pathways to modulate cognitive function.
METHOD
We tested the dnSNARE model that lacks astrocyte signaling via exocytosis and the IP3R2KO model that lacks calcium-dependent signaling in astrocytes. To assess the influence of these mechanisms to cognitive function, we used complementary state-of-the-art techniques such as in vivo electrophysiology, innovative behavior, structural and molecular analysis, to characterize, monitor and rescue cognitive function.
RESULTS
Our results show that neuronal synchrony between the prefrontal cortex and the dorsal hippocampus is dependent on astrocyte signaling. This synchrony supports correct cognitive computation and may be rescued by supplementation of D-serine, a known modulator of glutamatergic excitatory transmission, which is released by astrocytes. We showed also that astrocytic calcium-dependent mechanisms are relevant for cognitive computation in different life stages and may be used to modulate cognitive performance.
CONCLUSIONS
This grant allowed us to explore the potential of astrocyte modulation in brain cells and circuits to allow correct cognitive computation. The results obtained in this project have widened our understanding of astrocyte-specific mechanisms that might mediate cognitive performance.
Accessibility: Document exists in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Document type:
Final report
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Oliveira, J. F. (2019). Final report - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing.
Indexed document: No
Keywords: Astrocyte / Gliotransmission / Learning / Prefrontal cortex

Final report - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing

Final report - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing

DocumentAstrocyte-derived TNF and glutamate critically modulate microglia activation by methamphetamine2021

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2018 Grants
Start date: 2019-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-037
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
037 - Decoding the neuron-astrocyte dialogue that supports cognitive processing
Researcher(s): João Filipe Oliveira, Luísa Pinto, Diana Nascimento, Sónia Gomes, Inês Caetano, João Viana
Institution(s): Life and Health Sciences Research Institute - ICVS, Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Language: eng
Author:
Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Pinto, L., Nascimento, D., Gomes, S., Caetano, I., Viana, J.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Astrocyte / Neural oscillations / Learning and memory / Hippocampus / Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2018-037.06
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Astrocyte-derived TNF and glutamate critically modulate microglia activation by methamphetamine
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41386-021-01139-7
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Methamphetamine (Meth) is a powerful illicit psychostimulant, widely used for recreational purposes. Besides disrupting the monoaminergic system and promoting oxidative brain damage, Meth also causes neuroinflammation, contributing to synaptic dysfunction and behavioral deficits. Aberrant activation of microglia, the largest myeloid cell population in the brain, is a common feature in neurological disorders triggered by neuroinflammation. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the aberrant activation of microglia elicited by Meth in the adult mouse brain. We found that binge Meth exposure caused microgliosis and disrupted risk assessment behavior (a feature that usually occurs in individuals who abuse Meth), both of which required astrocyte-to-microglia crosstalk. Mechanistically, Meth triggered a detrimental increase of glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes (in a process dependent on TNF production and calcium mobilization), promoting microglial expansion and reactivity. Ablating TNF production, or suppressing astrocytic calcium mobilization, prevented Meth-elicited microglia reactivity and re-established risk assessment behavior as tested by elevated plus maze (EPM). Overall, our data indicate that glial crosstalk is critical to relay alterations caused by acute Meth exposure.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Canedo, T.
Secondary author(s):
Portugal, C. C., Socodato, R., Almeida, T., Terceiro, A., Bravo, J., Silva, A., Magalhães, J., Guerra-Gomes, S., Oliveira, J. F., Sousa, N., Magalhães, A., Relvas, J., Summavielle, T.
Document type:
Article
Number of reproductions:
1
Percentiles:
4|2022-03-19
Reference:
Canedo, T., Portugal, C. C., Socodato, R., Almeida, T., Terceiro, A., Bravo, J., Silva, A., Magalhães, J., Guerra-Gomes, S., Oliveira, J. F., Sousa, N., Magalhães, A., Relvas, J., & Summavielle, T. (2021). Astrocyte-derived TNF and glutamate critically modulate microglia activation by methamphetamine. Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1038/s41386-021-01139-7
2-year Impact Factor: 7.853|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 4|2022-05-26
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Addiction / Astrocyte / Mechanisms of disease / Microglia

DocumentAstrocyte-derived TNF and glutamate critically modulate microglia activation by methamphetamine2021

Reference code: PT/FB
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Location: S. Mamede do Coronado
Title:
BIAL Foundation Archive
Start date: 1994
History:
The BIAL Foundation was created in 1994 by Laboratórios BIAL in conjunction with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities. BIAL’s Foundation mission is to foster the scientific study of Man from both the physical and spiritual perspectives.
Along the years the BIAL Foundation has developed an important relationship with the scientific community, first in Portugal and after worldwide. Today it is an institution of reference which aims to stimulate new researches that may help people, promote more health and contribute to new milestones to gain access to knowledge.
Among its activities the BIAL Foundation manages the BIAL Award, created in 1984, one of the most important awards in the Health field in Europe. The BIAL Award rewards both the basic and the clinical research distinguishing works of major impact in medical research.
The BIAL Foundation also assigns Scientific Research Scholarships for the study of neurophysiological and mental health in people, arousing the interest of researchers in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
To date the BIAL Foundation has supported 461 projects, more than 1000 researchers, with research groups in twenty-seven countries, resulting, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, out of which 172 published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Since 1996 the BIAL Foundation organizes the Symposia entitled "Behind and Beyond the Brain", a Forum that gathers well renowned neurosciences speakers and the BIAL Foundation Fellows which are spread around the world.
Classified as an institution of public utility, the BIAL Foundation includes among its patrons the Portuguese President, the Portuguese Universities Rectors' Council and the Portuguese Medical Association.
URL: http://www.bial.com/pt/
Accessibility: By permission

Reference code: PT/FB/BL
Entity holding: BIAL Foundation
Title: BIAL Grants
Start date: 1994
History:
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a programme of science research grants with the aim of encouraging the research into Man’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology.
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL grants have been increasing. Up to now 461 projects have been supported, involving more than 1000 researchers from 27 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts comprised between €5,000 and €50, 000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific board according to the needs of each project.
The supported projects have originated, until April 2013, in about 600 full papers, 172 out of which were published in indexed international journals with an average impact factor of 3.6 and a substantial number of citations (1665).
Among the BIAL Foundation fellows is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Germany, Japan, France, Canada, and many others.
The BIAL grants are promoted biannually.

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
2014 Grants
Start date: 2015-01

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
207 - The role of astrocytes in complex cognitive processing
Duration: 2015-10
Researcher(s):
João Filipe Pedreira de Oliveira, Joana Correia, Joana Marques, Luísa Pinto, Nuno Dias, Sónia Guerra Gomes, Vanessa Sardinha, Inês Caetano Campos
Institution(s): ICVS/3B's Laboratório Associado - Universidade do Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Contents: Contents:
Application form
Correspondence
Notes: This project is still in progress
Author: Oliveira, J. F.
Secondary author(s):
Correia, J., Marques, J., Pinto, L., Dias, N., Gomes, S., Sardinha, V.
Number of reproductions:
1
Keywords:
Psychophysiology

Reference code: PT/FB/BL-2014-207.12
Location: BF-GMS
Title:
Astrocyte-derived TNF and glutamate critically modulate microglia activation by methamphetamine
Publication year: 2021
URL:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41386-021-01139-7
Abstract/Results: ABSTRACT:
Methamphetamine (Meth) is a powerful illicit psychostimulant, widely used for recreational purposes. Besides disrupting the monoaminergic system and promoting oxidative brain damage, Meth also causes neuroinflammation, contributing to synaptic dysfunction and behavioral deficits. Aberrant activation of microglia, the largest myeloid cell population in the brain, is a common feature in neurological disorders triggered by neuroinflammation. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the aberrant activation of microglia elicited by Meth in the adult mouse brain. We found that binge Meth exposure caused microgliosis and disrupted risk assessment behavior (a feature that usually occurs in individuals who abuse Meth), both of which required astrocyte-to-microglia crosstalk. Mechanistically, Meth triggered a detrimental increase of glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes (in a process dependent on TNF production and calcium mobilization), promoting microglial expansion and reactivity. Ablating TNF production, or suppressing astrocytic calcium mobilization, prevented Meth-elicited microglia reactivity and re-established risk assessment behavior as tested by elevated plus maze (EPM). Overall, our data indicate that glial crosstalk is critical to relay alterations caused by acute Meth exposure.
Accessibility: Document does not exist in file
Language:
eng
Author:
Canedo, T.
Secondary author(s):
Portugal, C. C., Socodato, R., Almeida, T., Terceiro, A., Bravo, J., Silva, A., Magalhães, J., Guerra-Gomes, S., Oliveira, J. F., Sousa, N., Magalhães, A., Relvas, J., Summavielle, T.
Document type:
Article-d
Number of reproductions:
1
Reference:
Canedo, T., Portugal, C. C., Socodato, R., Almeida, T., Terceiro, A., Bravo, J., Silva, A., Magalhães, J., Guerra-Gomes, S., Oliveira, J. F., Sousa, N., Magalhães, A., Relvas, J., & Summavielle, T. (2021). Astrocyte-derived TNF and glutamate critically modulate microglia activation by methamphetamine. Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1038/s41386-021-01139-7
2-year Impact Factor: 7.853|2020
Impact factor notes: Impact factor not available yet for 2021
Times cited: 4|2022-05-25
Indexed document: Yes
Quartile: Q1
Keywords: Addiction / Astrocyte / Mechanisms of disease / Microglia