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Maria Dolores Bueno at Naukas Bilbao, the biggest event of science communication in Spain!

Maria Dolores Bueno at Naukas Bilbao, the biggest event of science communication in Spain!

The great Naukas outreach event returned to Bilbao to celebrate its ninth edition, which took place again at the magnificent Euskalduna Palace on September 19, 20, 21 and 22, and Maria Dolores Bueno was there sharing some advances in the Fabry disease. 

 300.000.000 people have a rare disease.

In Nanomol group, in the framework of Smart4Fabry we work in one of them, Fabry disease.

It is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by the lack of a enzyme which results in the accumulation of a molecule, the globotriaosylceramide.

The current treatment is the enzyme replacement therapy where the enzyme is administered to the patients. The aim of our research is to improve this treatment using nanomedicine: we incorporate the enzyme in nanocarriers named liposomes in order to protect the enzyme and selectively direct it to the lysosomes.