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  • A new study identifies two biomarkers in the blood that better capture early signs of Alzheimer's

    11/08/2022

    The research, led by the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC), research center of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM-Hospital del Mar) and the University of Gothenburg, has been published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine.

    The study, which used data from almost 400 participants of the ALFA+ Study, which has the impetus of the "la Caixa" Foundation, determines that the biomarkers p-tau231 and p-tau217 measured in the blood are suitable for indicating brain changes related to the amyloid protein in people without cognitive symptoms.

    The results of this research make p-tau231 a very promising blood biomarker to detect early those middle-aged people who show the first brain changes associated with Alzheimer's and to conduct clinical trials aimed at this early stage of Alzheimer's.

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  • Successful cycle "Our brain, that great unknown" with more than 400 attendees

    01/08/2022

    During the months of April, May and June, the cycle "Our brain, that great unknown" organized by the IMIM and the network of libraries of Barcelona, has been carried out with great success of attendees. More than 400 people have been able to participate in this cycle that is part of the "Visions of Science" project that the Barcelona Libraries have been carrying out for years.

    The cycle has lasted 8 weeks, was free and open to everyone. It dealt with topics related to the brain and allowed attendees to learn about the latest data provided by new scientific advances in this field thanks to the participation as speakers of the best experts from the Hospital del Mar and IMIM.

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