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The research of the L’Oréal and UNESCO award winner could bring changes to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Once again Szeged has a ,, L'Oréal – UNESCO for Women in Science awardee.

Dr. Lívia Fülöp's goal is the effective treatment of nervous system disorders, so she examines how the effects of stress on our brain cells affect, for example, the development of Alzheimer's disease.

The award has been existing for 17 years now in Hungary. Dr. Lívia Fülöp, head of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Szeged became the ninth female researcher from Szeged who has been awarded the L'Oréal – UNESCO for Women in Science award. The purpose of the prize is the acknowledgment and recognition of as many talented and successful women as possible, thereby helping their careers and their research. Each year a total of 4,000,000 HUF is awarded to two women researchers who are progressive and advanced in their field. The award can be consumed and used freely for both professional and personal purposes.

 

Dr. Lívia Fülöp is working on a research that can develop therapies for the healing and treatment of central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Brain cells are subject to a variety of stress effects, which can sometimes be self-destructive. The researcher is examining how these brain cells can cope with stress and continue to be healthy and well-functioning. If the human body succeeds to be more resistant to molecular stress, then the brain structure will not be damaged, which can lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of many diseases, including Alzheimer's. In the future, research into molecular stress on the nervous system may be a solution not only for Alzheimer's, but also for Parkinson's disease or even depression. The results of Dr. Lívia Fülöp's research can be a milestone in the field of disease control and drug development.

 

The L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Hungarian Scholarship” is unique on Hungarian level: it is exclusively for women, supports Hungarian women researchers and can be applied for from anywhere in the country. The award has already led to the formation of research teams, some award-winning students and a genuine female research community in the country. The patron of the program is the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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My name is Tamerlan Mendybayev. I am from capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan. Currently I am first year student at the Faculty of Agriculture. I chose the University of Szeged as my study destination for several reasons: firstly, it is a well-known applied science institution in Europe and the best in Hungary. Secondly, the program is designed with a significant focus on the developing practical skills of the students and there is a University pilot farm where students keen their skills and implement their knowledge in practice. Undoubtedly, University of Szeged is a place where students become professionals in their academic field.

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