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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.

04 Sep | 2020

Marc Suárez-Calvet is awarded an ERC Starting Grant to identify age-related blood factors as a therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s disease

The research, endowed with nearly 1.5 milion euros, will provide a new therapeutic target for Alzheimer's disease, in which age is the most important risk factor

07 Aug | 2020

BBRC presents more than 20 studies at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2020

The most prominent congress dedicated to Alzheimer's research has been held completely virtual

03 Aug | 2020

Proximity to parental age at onset of Alzheimer's indicates an increased risk of developing the disease in women

The study also points out that, with age, people who have experienced episodes of anxiety or depression in the past have increased hippocampal atrophy

09 Jul | 2020

BBRC researchers explain how their projects have progressed during the lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the scientific activity of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program

29 Jun | 2020

The BBRC resumes the visits of the participants to the center

Visits have been suspended for 3 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have resumed with maximum security measures

18 May | 2020

BBRC starts a new study on the relationship between insomnia and Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Oriol Grau explains the goals of the study Alfa Sleep, which will start over the next months.

25 May | 2020

Air pollution causes damage to brain areas linked to Alzheimer's

BBRC researchers have detected that people most exposed to air pollution have greater brain atrophy and less cortical thickness in specific areas of the brain that are affected in Alzheimer's disease.

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