The game takes us on an adventure with two friends, Neuropal and Neuro, vacationing on a tropical paradise where unexpected events force everyone to escape. Neuropal will have to move through different landscapes and challenges to leave the island safely. Every completed level can be replayed as many times as we want, to show off our new safety skills and improve our score. Neuropal also includes quizzes about safety and a glossary where we can explore more about the nervous system.
It's with them that scientists are trying to learn how to overcome our limitations and restore the crucial functions of the spinal cord after a lesion
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Associação Viver a Ciência website
Leonor Saúde Lab website
Instituto de Medicina Molecular website
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António Coelho cienciavitae
Pedro Cardoso cienciavitae
Universidade de Aveiro website
LGP < Simplify Team website
Rafael Maquiné linkedin
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Zebrafish have a remarkable ability to regenerate their spinal cords, being able to swim again even after severe injuries.
Lampreys are jawless, eel-like fish, that existe since before the time of the dinosaurs. They are known as living fossils, since they have not changed much from 360 million years ago.
Salamanders are cold-blooded vertebrates that spend part of their life cycle in water and part in land. They belong to the Amphibia class, a term derived from the Ancient Greek meaning 'both kinds of life'.
Opossums are mammals that have the rare ability of being able to regenerate their spinal cords, but only for up to 9-12 days after they are born.
The common ancestor of humans and mice split just 80 million years ago, making us extremely similar, genetically speaking.