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22 Jun | 2021

“A key year for science”: the 2020 Report of the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center is now available

The Pasqual Maragall Foundation and its research center, the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC), have published the 2020 Activity Report; a collection of the most outstanding information on the scientific, social and economic activity of the two entities.

Under the motto "2020, a key year for science", the document is a testament to a few special months "for all those who work in science, for people suffering from Alzheimer's and their families and in general for everyone that it is living this situation of uncertainty fruit of the pandemic of the Covid-19 ”, explains the Director of the Foundation, Arcadi Navarro. In his first greeting of the Report, Navarro highlights the role of science throughout 2020: “The pandemic has confirmed the value of research. Thanks to science, we are facing the most rapidly solved health problem in human history”.

A year in data

Despite the circumstances, in 2020 science did not stop at the BBRC: more than 1,300 visits were made to participants in the various scientific projects of the Alzheimer's Prevention Program, more than 4,600 biological samples were processed and more than 600 MRI acquisitions were made.

Similarly, in 2020 the Foundation launched 19 groups in which 158 caregivers of people with Alzheimer's participated in Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tenerife, Seville, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Vigo and Valencia. Following the health situation caused by Covid-19, the groups moved to the online format in May, and during the period of home confinement, between March and June, 207 individual interventions of emotional support to caregivers were performed. electronically.

All this work was possible thanks to the competitive projects achieved, and to the contributions of more than 45,000 members, donors and collaborators, of the companies of the patronage board chaired by the “la Caixa” Foundation and of the more than 80 solidarity initiatives that were carried out during the year. The financial section of the Report contains a summary of the income and expenditure of the Foundation and the BBRC, which are subject to an annual audit.

Check the documents here:

See the digital Report

See the complete Report (PDF file)