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08 Mar | 2024

8M: Female talent stands out in dementia and Alzheimer's research

The percentage of female authors in Alzheimer's and dementia research is 32%, and is higher than in other diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke, as shown in the report "Spain on the world map of scientific production in dementia and Alzheimer's", promoted by the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, with funding from the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030.



Also, this study highlights that Spain stands out on a global scale for the comparative percentage of female researchers, which stands at 47% in dementia and 46% in Alzheimer's, occupying the 2nd position among the countries with most production in these areas. The report also shows that the cities of Barcelona and Madrid occupy the first positions in the presence of female researchers in the areas analysed. Specifically in Alzheimer's, Barcelona leads the ranking and Madrid occupies 3rd position, while in dementia they are in 2nd and 4th position, respectively. In both research areas, Barcelona leads the ranking in terms of the percentage of publications led by women and Madrid is in 3rd position.



On the occasion of International Women's Day, which is celebrated today, March 8, the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and its research center, the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC), want to highlight this data, which for the first time has been analised specifically.