Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Walter Sisulu University

Humberto Foyaca Sibat, born on May 3, 1948 in Havana City, Cuba, graduated as a Medical Doctor from Havana University in 1971. He has been a first degree specialist in neurology since 1975 and Second Degree Specialist of Neurology since 1984. He has also achieved his PhD, MSc, Full Professor and Full Scientist Researcher. Dr. Foyaca is working as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Walter Sisulu University (South Africa) and Nelson Mandela Central Hospital in Mthatha as a Head of Department of Neurology since 1997. Dr. Foyaca is a member of 15 medical societies. He has presented more than 360 papers in national and international medical conferences. He has been invited to deliver key lectures several times. He has edited six books, and published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. Since 1992, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Journal of Neurology.

7books edited

14chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Humberto Foyaca Sibat

Dedicated to our readers, we include novel information (not reported in IntechOpen’s books before) about new contributions of aberrant astrocytes to MND damage and death in the SOD1G93A rat experimental model of ALS; novel genetic studies on ALS; an update of the structural and functional consequences of the spinal muscular atrophy-linked mutations of the survival motor neuron protein; stem cell therapy for MND; and the novel treatment for SMA and ALS in the introductory chapter. This book contains selected peer-reviewed chapters written by international researchers. In this publication, the readers will find a compilation of state-of-the-art reviews about etiology, therapies, investigations, the molecular basis of disease progression and clinical manifestations, and the genetic familial ALS, as well as novel therapeutic modalities. We look forward with confidence and pride to the remarkable role that this book will play for a new vision and mission.

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