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 diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia or FTD can be hard. The use of biomarkers such as the levels of different proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid allows to improve the accuracy of the diagnosis. Specifically, protein levels related to the processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP) have been linked to cerebral amyloid protein … Read more Amyloid protein in patients with frontotemporal dementia
The Sant Pau Memory Unit has published a study that establishes reference values for a technique that allows the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. This technique detects alterations in disease-related proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients by means of an automated analysis. The study entitled “Agreement of Amyloid PET and CSF Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s … Read more The Sant Pau Memory Unit validates a technique for the early detection of Alzheimer’s
Biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease The characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, such as progressive memory loss or other cognitive deficits and behavioral disorders, can make us suspect the diagnosis of this disease. This suspicion can be supported by the determination of biomarkers. Biomarkers measure the biological changes that occur in the brains of … Read more How do Alzheimer’s biomarkers change over time?
Today, Ignacio Illán-Gala has defended his Doctoral Thesis entitled “Pathophysiological and structural underpinnings of frontotemporal lobar degeneration: a multimodal biomarker study“, co-directed by Dr. Alberto Lleó and Dr. Juan Fortea. This exceptional work is the result of the investigation in frontotemporal degeneration from a clinical and physiopathological approach. In this thesis, Dr. Ignacio Illán-Gala has … Read more Ignacio Illán-Gala defends his doctoral thesis on frontotemporal degeneration
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