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28 Jun | 2024

"We investigate, we move forward": the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and BBRC's Impact Report 2023 is now available

The Pasqual Maragall Foundation and our research center, the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center (BBRC), have published the new Impact Report 2023; a summary of the most important information on the scientific, social and economic activity of both entities.

Under the slogan "We investigate, we move forward", we continue to work for a future without Alzheimer's and to make tackling this disease a priority in all areas of action. "In the global landscape of Alzheimer's research, the year has been marked by an important paradigm shift in the approach to the disease due to the approval in the United States of new treatments that are approaching, but have not yet reached Europe. In this context, our work in Alzheimer's research and awareness is more necessary than ever," explains the director of the Foundation and the BBRC, Arcadi Navarro.


More research and awareness of Alzheimer's disease

This 2023 has been a year in which there have been important advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's in the field of new drugs, biomarkers in blood, and genetics.

It has been the year of the awarding of the first Pasqual Maragall Researchers Programme grants, the most relevant private program in Spain dedicated to research on Alzheimer's or age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, and we are already working on a second edition.

Through our research, we have validated with artificial intelligence a new biomarker of brain aging, we have described the genetic profiles of people at higher risk of developing the disease, and for the first time we have brought together more than 80 international experts to discuss biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases in our center, the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center. We have also concluded that Barcelona is one of the most productive cities in dementia research in the world, through the results of the report "Spain on the world map of scientific production in dementia and Alzheimer's disease".

One more year, we have continued to support more than 300 people through more than 40 face-to-face and online groups. And we have continued working to change the social consideration of the disease by organizing more than 50 talks throughout Spain, the Brain Film Fest, and an intervention in the Senate to demand more public funding for research, among others.

All this and much more has been possible thanks to the support of our partners, members, patrons, patrons, collaborators and participants of our studies, and the continued work of the teams of the Pasqual Maragall Foundation and the Barcelonaβeta Brain Research Center.


All the information here:

View the 2023 Impact Report (PDF)

View the digital Impact Report