Blood Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Implications for the Clinical Neurologist

blood-based biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia, are a growing health concern worldwide, and their diagnosis and management are still challenging. However, recent advances in blood-based biomarkers offer new opportunities for clinical evaluation and monitoring of these diseases. In this review article, entitled “Blood Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Implications for the … Read more

Estrella Morenas defends her Doctoral Thesis

Morenas - Doctoral - Lewy

Estrella Morenas has defended today her Doctoral Thesis entitled “Multimodal biomarkers studies in the continuum Dementia with Lewy bodies – Alzheimer’s disease“. The academical act of defense of her doctoral thesis has taken place at the Hospital de Sant Pau. This work, directed by Dr. Alberto Lleó and Dr. Juan Fortea, deepens into clinical aspects … Read more

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

Laura Cervera defends her doctoral thesis

CNV mitochondrial DNA and microRNA - Laura Cervera

Laura Cervera has defended her doctoral thesis today The thesis, entitled “Assessing the role of copy number variations, mitochondrial DNA and microRNAs in neurodegenerative disorders” has been directed by Dr. Jordi Clarimón and tutored by Dr. Alberto Lleó. In her work, Laura Cervera describes some markers of genetic origin that could be useful in neurodegenerative … Read more

Martí Colom-Cadena receives the Doctoral Thesis Extraordinary Award

Martí Colom-Cadena - Doctoral Thesis - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer Research - Barcelona

Dr. Martí Colom-Cadena has received the Extraordinary Award for his doctoral thesis in Biomedicine entitled “Neuropathology of Lewy body diseases: confluence of multiple pathologies and role of synaptic phospho-alpha-synuclein“, defended at the University of Barcelona in June 2017. In his doctoral thesis, jointly directed by Dr. Alberto Lleó and Dr. Ellen Gelpí and tutored by … Read more

Three well-differentiated clinical subtypes within dementia with Lewy bodies

Lewy Body profiles - Morenas-Rodriguez - Sant Pau Memory Unit - Barcelona

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a disease with a large clinical heterogeneity in which both symptoms and evolution can vary widely among patients. This clinical heterogeneity is linked to the great neuropathological variability found in autopsy. The Sant Pau Memory Unit of Hospital Sant Pau is a pioneer in the publication of the first study … Read more