Laura Cervera defends her doctoral thesis

CNV mitochondrial DNA and microRNA - Laura Cervera

Laura Cervera has defended her doctoral thesis today The thesis, entitled “Assessing the role of copy number variations, mitochondrial DNA and microRNAs in neurodegenerative disorders” has been directed by Dr. Jordi Clarimón and tutored by Dr. Alberto Lleó. In her work, Laura Cervera describes some markers of genetic origin that could be useful in neurodegenerative … Read moreLaura Cervera defends her doctoral thesis

The Sant Pau Memory Unit validates a technique for the early detection of Alzheimer’s

Detección Precoz Alzheimer - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

The Sant Pau Memory Unit has published a study that establishes reference values ​​for a technique that allows the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. This technique detects alterations in disease-related proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients by means of an automated analysis. The study entitled “Agreement of Amyloid PET and CSF Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s … Read moreThe Sant Pau Memory Unit validates a technique for the early detection of Alzheimer’s

How do Alzheimer’s biomarkers change over time?

Longitudinal Alzheimer Biomarkers - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

Biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease The characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, such as progressive memory loss or other cognitive deficits and behavioral disorders, can make us suspect the diagnosis of this disease. This suspicion can be supported by the determination of biomarkers. Biomarkers measure the biological changes that occur in the brains of … Read moreHow do Alzheimer’s biomarkers change over time?

Super-resolution is here for amyloid plaques

Amyloid Plaque - Sant Pau Mamory Unit - Barcelona

Non-fibrillar amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques are considered to be a critical component of Alzheimer’s disease. Characterization of these species comes mainly from studies in cellular or animal models, but there is little data in intact human samples due to the lack of adequate optical microscopic resolution to study these small structures. Marta Querol-Vilaseca in collaboration with … Read moreSuper-resolution is here for amyloid plaques

In our recent publication, we analyze cortical microstructure in frontotemporal dementia

Brain - Illan - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is a neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by a progressive personality change. Given that patients maintain their cognitive abilities relatively intact in the early stages of the disease, the diagnosis requires both a thorough clinical evaluation and biomarkers to support the diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease. Ignacio Illán Gala and Victor … Read moreIn our recent publication, we analyze cortical microstructure in frontotemporal dementia

Dr. Illán-Gala has been selected as an “Atlantic Fellow” in the GBHI program

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Dr. Ignacio Illán-Gala has been selected as one of the “Atlantic Fellows” of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) in 2019. The objective of this program, coordinated by the University of California San Francisco and Trinity College Dublin, is to promote brain health globally by training a network of future leaders in brain health. The … Read moreDr. Illán-Gala has been selected as an “Atlantic Fellow” in the GBHI program