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Bio School Presents ‘Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in Epilepsy’

Hosted by Epicenter in the first floor conference room at the Gillispie Neuroscience Center, Chair of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy, Wolfgang Loescher will present ‘Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in Epilepsy: New Targets for Treatment’ on Tuesday Nov. 7 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Loescher received his doctorate in pharmacology from the Free University of Berlin, German. He has worked at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, since 1989 where he researches the pathophysiology of brain diseases such as epilepsy.

UCI Researchers Develop Model for Studying Sjoren’s Syndrome

Associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, David Fruman and his colleagues have generated a mouse model for Sjoren’s syndrome, a disorder common in middle-aged women, in which the immune cells autonomously destroy tear and salivary glands, which, in turn, leads to dryness and vision problems. Some symptoms include decreased tear production, eye irritation, swallowing difficulties, dental decay and swelling, as well as painful joints and inflammation. The model will allow for further research of this disorder.