Mission of the Center for Aging and Regeneration
One of the main challenges that the public health system faces is to ensure a better quality of life for people with neurodegenerative and chronic diseases. In this context, CARE Chile UC responds to one of the country’s needs. The Center is dedicated to basic and applied research in biomedicine, studying the biological mechanisms implicated in: cognitive alterations (loss of memory), muscular dystrophy (lack of strength in muscles), genes that regulate the process of neural tube closure (developmental disorders), uncontrolled cell proliferation (cancer) and chronic high blood pressure (hypertension), among others, with a strong focus on searching for therapeutic alternatives for these diseases.
To generate scientific and technological knowledge, therapeutic alternatives and innovations in neurodegenerative and chronic diseases that can be transferred to industry and are accompanied by training of young scientists in these research areas.
To lead applied scientific research in areas associated with Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Bioinnovation, becoming a reliable scientific model in Chile and the world.
* World-Class Research
Translational research, which integrates basic and clinical research developed by CARE Chile UC, is structured under four main programs: 1) Neuronal Survival and Protection in Alzheimer’s Disease; 2) Pathogenesis of Fibrosis, Hypertension and Liver Diseases; Spinal Cord Regeneration; and 4) Protein Trafficking and Disease. .
* Human Capital Training in Biomedicine
A new generation of highly qualified and specialized scientists in age-related degenerative diseases will boost innovative research lines. To achieve this goal, CARE Chile UC gives undergraduate and postgraduate researchers the opportunity to do science in its various laboratories, offering them training in a broad, interdisciplinary environment. Attracting and recruiting young scientists from the five continents and their subsequent reinsertion in their home countries will significantly increase the Center’s contribution in the international scientific communities.
Trained Human Capital between 2008-2015: