Jordi Pegueroles defends his Doctoral Thesis

Jordi Pegueroles - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

In January 18th 2022, Jordi Pegueroles Monllau presented  his doctoral thesis entitled “The role of biomarkers in the current classification systems for Alzheimer’s Disease“. The thesis has been supervised by Dr. Juan Fortea and tutored by Dr. Alberto Lleó. This work has focused on the accuracy of different biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease and their definition … Read more

GFAP in blood helps predict the evolution of frontotemporal dementia

GFAP and frontotemporal dementia Frontotemporal dementia is a heterogeneous entity with variable clinical manifestations. As a consequence, it can be confused with psychiatric diseases or other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. Despite the advances in the diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia in the last two decades, we still do not have a precise marker for … Read more

New plasma biomarker to detect Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome individuals

Down Alzheimer - Plasma Markers - APOE

Plasma biomarkers Scientists worldwide are immersed in the race for accurate, non-invasive and accessible biomarkers to detect and diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease. To date, major scientific advances allowed the identification of several biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid or using positron emission tomography (PET). Yet, these methods are either invasive or expensive and not easily accessible to all … Read more

Dr. Oriol Dols-Icardo, awarded by Fundación hna

Fundación hna - Oriol Dols-Icardo - Sant Pau Memory Unit

Research award by Fundación hna Fundación hna has awarded Dr. Oriol Dols-Icardo the prize of the first edition of the “Premio de Investigación Científica de Salud“. This is a competitive call for funding a research project on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), in which a total of 19 proposals have been submitted. The project funded by … Read more

Blood biomarkers are useful to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Marcadores Sangre - Alcolea - JNNP - Sant Pau Memory Unit

Blood biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease Recent developments in blood markers have made possible to track the different pathophysiological processes that occur in Alzheimer’s disease through plasma analysis. Our study “Use of plasma biomarkers for AT (N) classification of neurodegenerative dementias” evaluates three of these markers and has recently been published in the Journal of Neurology, … Read more

What is the value of brain atrophy in frontotemporal dementia?

Atrophy - Illán-Gala - FTD - Sant Pau Memory Unit Barcelona

Atrophy and frontotemporal dementia The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is a frequent cause of neurodegenerative dementia and the first cause of Frontotemporal Lobular Degeneration. Patients with the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia present a progressive personality change that begins years before diagnosis and can be confused with other neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. Identifying atrophy … Read more