Enrichment of plasma-derived extracellular vesicles from astrocytes

Enrichment of plasma-derived extracellular vesicles from astrocytes Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are nanoparticles that are secreted by all cells in the body. EVs carries multiple cellular components, such as genetic material, proteins and lipid metabolites that often reflect the content of their cell of origin. They are involved in a wide range of functions by acting … Read more

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded 3 competitive projects to our unit

Memory Unit Photo 2022

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded 3 competitive projects to our unit. The funded projects have been the following:   Role of synaptic miRNA and astrocyte miRNA delivery in Alzheimer’s disease (AARG-22-974373) led by Dr Olivia Belvin Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be driven by a perturbance of small molecules (microRNAs) at neuronal junctions in the brain … Read more

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome

Association of Alzheimer Disease With Life Expectancy in People With Down Syndrome

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome People with Down syndrome are genetically predisposed to developing Alzheimer´s disease. The strong association between Alzheimer disease and Down syndrome has a genetic basis through a gene-dose effect of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) gene located on chromosome 21, which is triplicated in this population. Consequently, neuropathologic changes associated with … Read more

The Trial Ready Cohort-Down Syndrome (TRC-DS) begins

TRC-DS

A pioneering international study that accelerates the inclusion of adults with Down Syndrome in clinical trials is starting at the Alzheimer-Down Unit of the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Fundació Catalana de Síndome de Down in Barcelona. The Trial Ready Cohort-Down Syndrome (TRC-DS), a new international study funded by the US National Institutes of … Read more