October 2021

A study identifies risk factors for severe COVID-19 in HIV patients

Results show that people with HIV who suffer from other chronic diseases, have a detectable viral load in their blood, were born outside Spain and/or are over 65 years old, could have a higher risk of suffering from severe COVID-19.

A study estimates the number of people at high risk of developing lung cancer in Spain

The results of this study have been published in the scientific journal Archives of Bronconeumology and it has been lead by members of the Early Cancer Detection group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan nstitute of Oncology (ICO).

Nanopolymer treatment prevents the formation of protein aggregates in neurons derived from Parkinson’s patients

One of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease is the abnormal accumulation of the α-synuclein protein that causes neuronal death responsible for motor impairments. Dendrimers are highly branched polymers that decrease α-synuclein accumulation in dopaminergic neurons derived from patient stem cells.

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