The Sant Pau Memory Unit awarded at the XXII Annual Meeting of the Catalan Society of Neurology

Societat Catalana de Neurologia

For the second consecutive year, Dr. Ignacio Illán Gala has received the Lluís Barraquer Bordas Prize in recognition for the best oral communication presented at the XXII Annual Meeting of the Catalan Society of Neurology held in Barcelona on May 22 and 23, 2018. In this communication, entitled “CSF levels of sAPPß and YKL-40 are related to … Read more

Publication: Challenges associated with biomarker-based classification systems

Biomarker-based classification systems - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona - Alzheimer

The Sant Pau Memory Unit, in collaboration with researchers from the Hospital Clínic (Barcelona), ​​the Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA) and the New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA) has recently published a paper in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring entitled “Challenges associated with biomarker-based classification systems for Alzheimer’s … Read more

Laura Cervera has been awarded a fellowship to visit the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College New York

The Institut de Neurociències of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Department of Neurosciences of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York, USA) have awarded Laura Cervera a 6-month mobility fellowship to visit Dr. Ana María Cuervo‘s laboratory. This mobility program has been established to promote academic and research collaborations between both institutions. During this … Read more

Sant Pau hosts a meeting of european experts on Alzheimer’s genetics

European experts meeting - Genetics - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

On April 9th and 10th, Hospital de Sant Pau will host a meeting of 40 european experts in the study of the genetic bases of Alzheimer. This meeting, organized by Dr. Jordi Clarimón, will gather members of the Alzheimer Disease Exome Sequencing Consortium (ADES) and the European Alzheimer’s Disease DNA BioBank (EADB). Preliminary results will … Read more

A novel approach to identify neuropathological Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration subtypes

Sant Pau Memory Unit - Frontotemporal Degeneration - Biomarkers Research - Barcelona

Doctors Alberto Lleó and Ignacio Illán from the Sant Pau Memory Unit have recently published a work in the prestigious journal JAMA Neurology in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center (Philadelphia, USA). This work entitled “A two-step algorithm for the selection of neuropathological Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration subtypes” tackle a crucial issue … Read more

Weight loss in healthy elderly might be a sign of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

Pèrdua de pes i alzheimer

A recent study carried out at the Sant Pau Memory Unit in collaboration with the Endocrinology Unit of Hospital Clínic (Barcelona) suggests that unintentional weight loss in cognitively healthy subjects might be related with Alzheimer’s disease. Our work is focused on healthy individuals, in other words, without any sign of cognitive impairment. The study has … Read more