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Monday November 03rd, 2014

IDIBAPS researchers receive 11 grants from the TV3 Telethon about neurodegenerative diseases

The TV3 Telethon Foundation celebrated yesterday evening a ceremony to present the projects selected to be funded by the 2013 edition dedicated to neurodegenerative diseases. The more than 11 million euro collected in the last edition have been distributed in 44 research projects, which have passed a rigorous evaluation process. Eleven of the chosen projects correspond to researchers from IDIBAPS, and therefore it becomes the institution that coordinates the greater number of projects in this edition. The event was held at the Academy of Medical Sciences and Health of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands and was widely attended by representatives of the scientific community. It was presented by Nuria Solé and Roger de Gràcia, the conducters of the latest edition of the Telethon, and was attended by the Minister of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Boi Ruiz, the President of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Health of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, Àlvar Net, and president of the Catalan Broadcasting Corporation and the Board of TV3 Telethon Foundation, Brauli Duart. All of them pointed out the importance of the TV3 Telethon, for both the solidarity of the people who make the donations and the boost for biomedical research.

This edition is funding the largest amount of projects and is the greatest investment in research that it has been made in 22-year history of this initiative. So, over the next three years, a total of 79 research teams will work on the creation of new methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

The IDIBAPS projects that receive funding from the TV3 Telethon 2013 are:

•    Dr. Jordi Alberch Vié
Facultat de Medicina. Universitat de Barcelona
Dra. Isabel Pérez Otaño
Centro de Investigación  Médica Aplicada – FIMA Navarra. Pamplona
Modulation of the synaptic plasticity deficit as a therapeutic strategy in Huntington disease.

•    Dra. Ellen Gelpi Mantius
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Prevalence of Alzheimer like pathology in non-Alzheimer neurodegenerative diseases and its implication for biomarkers development: post-mortem study based on a bank of neural tissue.

•    Dr. Francesc Graus Ribas
Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona – Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica. Barcelona
Dra. Mar Tintoré Subirana
VHIR – Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron. Barcelona
Diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in pediatric multiple sclerosis and related demyelinating diseases.

•    Dra. Elena Hernández Martínez de Lapiscina
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Dr. Pablo Loza Álvarez
ICFO – Institut de CiènciesFotòniques. Castelldefels
Molecular imaging of the retina in patients with multiple sclerosis by Raman Spectroscopy.

•    Dra. Carme Junqué Plaja
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Brain connectivity changes during the degenerative process in Parkinson’s Disease.

•    Dra. Josefa Maria Martí Domènech
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Dr. Gian Gaetano Tartaglia
Centre de RegulacióGenòmica. Barcelona
Catalan Network of multiple system atrophy: pathophysiology and biomarkers.

•    Dr. Gerard Piñol Ripoll
Hospital de Santa Maria – Institut de Recerca BiomèdicaFundació Dr. Pifarré Lleida
Dr. Ramon Farré Ventura
IDIBAPS – Institutd’InvestigacióBiomèdicaAugust Pi i Sunyer. Facultat de Medicina. Universitat de Barcelona
Dr. David Gozzal
University of Chicago Medical Center
Impact of obstructive sleep apnea in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Role of hypoxia and sleep fragmentation.

•    Dra. Raquel Sánchez del Valle Díaz
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Study of genetic frontotemporal dementia in preclinical and early clinical phases: cognitive profile, structural and functional imaging and biochemical markers.

•    Dr. Joan Santamaria Cano
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Cerebral Spectictal in the premotor phase of Parkinson’s disease.

•    Dra. Guadalupe Soria Rodríguez
IDIBAPS – Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer. Barcelona
Brain Connectomics and metabolic imaging by MRI in AD TgF344-rat: a new approach for the study of Alzheimer’s disease.

•    Dra. Adelaida Zabalegui Yárnoz
Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona – Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica. Barcelona
Evaluation of an innovative, informative, educational and social support “INFOSA-DEM” for informal caregivers of people with dementia in the home intervention. Experimental study.

Congratulations to our winners and to all the researchers who have seen their work recognized with one of these projects from the TV3 Telethon, a very important boost for research in Catalonia. And especially thanks for every economic contribution from citizens and organizations who participated in the Telethon in 2013, making possible the development of these research projects from January 2015.

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