Is obesity a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?

Obesity and Alzheimer - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

Obesity and Alzheimer It has been established that middle-age obesity is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, but the results from studies in older people are contradictory. Our recent study would explain the discrepancies on this topic. This work is the result of a collaborative effort between the Neuroimage team of the Sant Pau Memory … Read moreIs obesity a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?

The Instituto de Salud Carlos III awards subvention grants to four projects of the Sant Pau Memory Unit

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The Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Institute of Health Carlos III) has awarded subvention grants to four research projects submitted by the Sant Pau Memory Unit in the 2018 call for Health Research and Development Strategy in the modality of Proyectos de Investigación en Salud (Health Research Projects). This is an annual national competitive call that … Read moreThe Instituto de Salud Carlos III awards subvention grants to four projects of the Sant Pau Memory Unit

Our recent study in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania characterizes two markers of frontotemporal degeneration

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The Sant Pau Memory Unit has published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry the results of a collaborative study with researchers from University of Pennsylvania (Penn FTD Center) that characterize two markers of frontotemporal degeneration. Frontotemporal degeneration Frontotemporal degeneration causes progressive behavioural changes and/or language impairment. Sometimes, it is associated with motor problems such as parkinsonism … Read moreOur recent study in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania characterizes two markers of frontotemporal degeneration

Markers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration

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The Department of Neurology of Hospital de Sant Pau has published in Neurology the article “CSF sAPPβ, YKL-40, and NfL along the ALS-FTD spectrum”. This study has been carried out by the Sant Pau Memory Unit and the Neuromuscular Disorders Unit of the Department of Neurology to investigate the clinical utility of cerebrospinal fluid markers in the … Read moreMarkers for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal degeneration

Martí Colom-Cadena receives the Doctoral Thesis Extraordinary Award

Martí Colom-Cadena - Doctoral Thesis - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

Dr. Martí Colom-Cadena has received the Extraordinary Award for his doctoral thesis in Biomedicine entitled “Neuropathology of Lewy body diseases: confluence of multiple pathologies and role of synaptic phospho-alpha-synuclein“, defended at the University of Barcelona in June 2017. In his doctoral thesis, jointly directed by Dr. Alberto Lleó and Dr. Ellen Gelpí and tutored by … Read moreMartí Colom-Cadena receives the Doctoral Thesis Extraordinary Award

A blood biomarker can detect Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome

Blood and CSF biomarkers in Down Syndrome - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

The Alzheimer – Down Unit, that comprises researchers from the Sant Pau Memory Unit of the Neurology Service at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the Fundació Catalana Síndrome de Down, has published the results of a study of biomarkers in blood and cerebrospinal fluid of adults with Down syndrome in the … Read moreA blood biomarker can detect Alzheimer’s disease in adults with Down syndrome