Translational Medicine

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J.E. Barrett, PhD. - Translational medicine attempts to translate basic research findings to medical need. There is a medical need for novel drugs for the therapy of diseases of the central nervous system. The major recent research achievements are greater insights into the disease processes, but innovation in pharmaceutical industry is declining. To stimulate innovation the industry should establish more partnerships with academic institutions.

Treatment of Psychosis

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D. Schoepp. - There is a medical need for novel antipsychotic drugs. Currently available drugs modulate dopamine receptors and do not affect cognitive domain of the disease. There also problems with compliance and tolerability of drugs. Schoepp advocates the use of glutamate receptor modulators in the therapy of schizophrenia.

Female Fertility

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E.Seli, MD pioneered the use of RAMAN spectroscopy in embryo assessment after in vitro fertilization. The procedure uses various biomarkers to improve pregnancy outcome.
Experimental production of oocytes from stem cells and possible role of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) in female fertility are also discussed.