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
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 Laura Cervera defends her doctoral thesis
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?
The behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia is a neurodegenerative syndrome characterized by a progressive personality change. Given that patients maintain their cognitive abilities relatively intact in the early stages of the disease, the diagnosis requires both a thorough clinical evaluation and biomarkers to support the diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease. Ignacio Illán Gala and Victor … Read more In our recent publication, we analyze cortical microstructure in frontotemporal dementia