June 2021

Five IDIBELL’s projects receive funding from La Marató 2020 dedicated to COVID-19

IDIBELL will receive almost 630,000 euros from La Marató de TV3 and Catalunya Radio to carry out five projects. The funded studies will focus on the research of factors to predict COVID-19 complications and testing vaccines in vulnerable patients.

Exercise prevents neuronal damage caused by lung cancer treatment

A study of IDIBELL, ICO, and Bellvitge University Hospital shows that exercise not only prevents the loss of neuronal tissue caused by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Also, patients who follow sports guidelines increase the volume of gray matter in the brain regions involved in memory and learning functions, such as the hippocampus.

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