Receptor Structure and Function Universitetsparken 2, Universitetsparken 2, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
The objective of the course is to provide a basic knowledge on receptor structure and function and receptor-ligand interactions, and to give an introduction to the fields of molecular biology and 3-dimensional structure determination of receptors.
BrainH2O – to manage intracranial pressure in pathology, we must understand brain fluid dynamics in physiology Faculty Club (16.6)
Our fragile brain tissue is surrounded by a cranium and submerged in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which together serve to protect the brain from mechanical insult. However, in pathologies such as hydrocephalus and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), excess fluid accumulates in the brain. As our skull cannot expand with increased brain volume, the intracranial pressure (ICP) increases as a consequence, thus compressing brain tissue and blood vessels. Such brain fluid accumulation is considered a vast clinical challenge.