In Scriptorium‘s second year of existence, a foundation of its second research focus – the genetic mechanisms of brain regeneration, using the tunicate Ciona intestinalis as a model, was laid.

Check out the project website with regular updates:

https://experiment.com/projects/identifying-the-genes-necessary-to-regenerate-an-injured-brain-insights-from-a-basal-chordate-ciona-intestinalis

and the press coverage in slovene:

http://znanost.sta.si/2566178/slovenska-raziskovalka-do-sredstev-za-raziskave-regeneracije-mozganov-tudi-s-pomocjo-mnozicnega-financiranja.

The study is part of a broader regeneration-themed research led by William Jeffery from the University of Maryland.

The second anniversary of Scriptorium is therefore celebrated by the successful accomplishment of both primary goals set at its inception:

https://www.vecer.com/po-denar-za-raziskavo-kar-na-internet-6248027.

Next station: a regularly employed assistant…