Characterization of the transcriptome of the motor cortex in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Transcriptoma - ELA - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

What is the transcriptome and why the motor cortex? The transcriptome is a set of tens of thousands of molecules called RNAs that have a key role in the formation of proteins and, therefore, in the response to pathological processes in the body. On the other hand, the motor cortex is the region of the … Read more Characterization of the transcriptome of the motor cortex in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Circular RNAs in Alzheimer and frontotemporal dementia

Circular RNAs in Alzheimer and frontotemporal - Cervera - Sant Pau Memory Unit

What are circular RNAs? RNAs are a type of molecules present in all human cells. They usually have a linear conformation. However, some species with a ring-like structure have recently been described and named “circular RNAs”, but little is known about their function. Recent studies in the field have reported changes in the levels of … Read more Circular RNAs in Alzheimer and frontotemporal dementia

Now available our review on genetics in neurodegenerative dementias

Genetics - Clarimon - Sant Pau Memory Unit

Although there are other unmodifiable causes of dementia, the existence of family aggregation indicates that genetics play a role to a greater or lesser extent. In recent years, there have been numerous studies that have provided new information that helps to better understand the genetic component in neurodegenerative diseases. Our Research Group, together with researchers … Read more Now available our review on genetics in neurodegenerative dementias

SPIN cohort: these are the details of the study protocol

SPIN cohort

The SPIN cohort The SPIN cohort (Sant Pau Initiative on Neurodegeneration) is helping us to learn many aspects about Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. A greater knowledge of these diseases brings us a little closer to an effective treatment. The participants of the SPIN cohort (patients and healthy volunteers) collaborate in the performance of … Read more SPIN cohort: these are the details of the study protocol

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

ISCIII - FIS

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

Dr. Oriol Dols has received the Doctoral School Ph.D. Special Award

Oriol Dols - Tesi Doctoral - Premi extraordinari

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra has granted the Doctoral School Ph.D. Special Award to the doctoral thesis in Biomedicine performed by Dr. Oriol Dols Icardo, entitled “Assessing the genetic overlap in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia”. This doctoral thesis was defended in December 2016. Dr. Oriol Dols Icardo investigated, through different genetic approximations (including second … Read more Dr. Oriol Dols has received the Doctoral School Ph.D. Special Award