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Read the latest news about Alfa Study, the research platform at the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC) to identify early pathophysicological characteristics of Alzheimer's disease to develop prevention strategies.

12 May | 2020

What effects does confinement have on mental and brain health?

BBRC launches a new study to analyze the effects of confinement on mental health and brain

26 Feb | 2020

BBRC participates in the Google Summer of Code program for Computer Science students

The initiative allows students to work on open source software development projects during the summer

07 Jan | 2020

New study finds changes in brain structure and cognition in people with insomnia

The research opens the door to a new line of research that will analyze the relationship between sleep quality and Alzheimer’s risk

04 Dec | 2019

New study relates alterations in white and gray matters and cognition

The results complement previous findings with participants of the Alfa Study

23 Sep | 2019

Myelin alterations are found in the white matter of people with higher Alzheimer’s risk

The Alfa Study, with the support of "la Caixa", has allowed to have a very extensive cohort of cognitively healthy participants

17 Jul | 2019

BBRC’s team of researchers participates in the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2019

The group of scientists has presented in Los Angeles a total of 8 oral communications and 14 scientific posters

28 May | 2019

New finding on the gene conferring the highest risk for Alzheimer’s and its link with cognition and brain morphology

The Ɛ4 variant of the APOE gene modifies the association between cognitive performance and brain structure in middle-aged individuals at risk for developing the disease, research led by the BBRC shows

16 Apr | 2019

BBRC study identifies new reference values of a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease that could increase the number of participants in prevention strategies

Researchers have determined cut-off values that mark the transition from the absence of amyloid pathology to subtle pathology.

07 Mar | 2019

What is the effect of biological –but not chronological– age, in Alzheimer’s disease?

BBRC researchers have received funding from the Alzheimer’s Association to analyze the possible effect of telomeres, which are considered a biomarker of biological aging, in the disease