Year: 2020

Testing music therapy at home for patients who have suffered a stroke

A joint study between IDIBELL, Hospital del Mar, the University of Helsinki and the Spanish National Research Council funded by La Marató de TV3 tries to analyze the effects of music therapy (musical learning) once patients have finished hospital rehabilitation and are in a chronic state of the disease
To do this, they designed a keyboard linked to a smart tablet that allows the participants of the study to do their exercises at home and learn gradually in an established manner
An earlier study of the same group shows that musical therapy, like other therapies, has similar effects in motor rehabilitation for patients who have suffered a stroke, having a strong impact in mood improvement and quality of life

A clue to the pathophysiology of LCA12, a congenital form of inherited blindness

LCA12 is a form of Leber´s Congenital Amaurosis, an inherited retinal dystrophy manifested from very early ages that is characterized by severe vision loss and rapid retinal degeneration. An study on the animal model of this form of blindness reveals the GCAP proteins as mediators of the pathogenesis. Ablation of GCAPs in the mouse model substantially delays retinal degeneration. The study unveils a novel pathway of damage to consider for therapeutic purposes.

IDIBELL researchers Antonella Consiglio and Ángel Raya, awarded with the City of Barcelona Award

Two researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), have been awarded in this edition of the City of Barcelona Awards, in the Life Sciences category. Dr. Antonella Consiglio, principal investigator of the group of stem cells and neurodegenerative diseases of IDIBELL, ICREA academy researcher, and professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences …

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