Researchers identify connection patterns in the brain that indicate the risk of developing obsessive disorders in children

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Most children manifest behaviors such as small manias or superstitions throughout their development that tend to disappear over time. In some cases, however, these behaviors are associated with a grea...

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Potential Down’s syndrome treatment may improve cognition through epigenetic activity in brain

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

Down’s syndrome is one of the most common causes of learning disabilities. Caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21, it is a genetic disorder with no known cure or trea...

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European grant of 1.5 million euros to study how the brain encodes and stores our experiences

by IMIM - Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Dr. Arnau Busquets García, a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM), with a prestigious ERC Starting Grant...

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Neurons at the laboratory can be integrated into human brain tissue

by Universitat de Barcelona

​A team of researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences (UB​Neuro) and Institute of Complex Systems (UB​ICS) has demonstrated that neurons can be generated from skin cells of a human donor us...

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No Association Found Between Exposure to Mobile Devices and Brain Volume Alterations in Adolescents

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

New study of 2,500 Dutch children is the first to explore the relationship between brain volume and different doses of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields

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Launch of Gate2Brain, the 'key' to transporting drugs into the brain and improving their effectiveness

by Fundació Bosch i Gimpera

Researchers from IRB Barcelona, the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute – Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) have set up Gate2Brain, a company based on a novel te...

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Researchers determine that the frontal lobe is capable of differentiating various phases of working memory

by IRB Lleida. Institut de Recerca Biomèdica

The research group Neurocognition, psychobiology of the personality and behavioral genetics determines topographically three phases of working memory according to memory complexity using frontal spect...

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IBEC researchers find a new way to effectively transport drugs to the brain

by IBEC - Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

An international group of researchers from the University of Maryland (United States) and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by ICREA Research Professor Silvia Muro, has identifi...

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Identified a brain circuit that could indicate the risk of developing Alzheimer's in healthy people

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Researchers from IDIBELL and CIBERSAM have discovered how alterations in the connectivity of two regions of the brain represents a potential biomarker for Alzheimer's vulnerability.

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Immune system cells contribute to the invading capacity of brain tumours

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

An article published in the journal Brain Communications, coordinated by Carlos Barcia, researcher at INc-UAB, describes how the immune system facilitates the expansion of tumour cells in the brain. T...

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Manuel Valiente receives the most prestigious European grant to combat brain metastasis

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Manuel Valiente will seek to generate brains immune to metastasis. To do so, rather than studying tumour cells, he will focus on the microenvironment, that is, the cellular context that surrounds them...

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