Dr. Francesc Purroy at the 17th Symposium TV3 Marathon Foundation

We present the advances provided by 30 research projects promoted through Marathon 2010

Lleida, 14 June 2016 The Foundation presents the results of research promoted by Marathon in 2010 in the 17th Symposium, a scientific and social event open to the public which is on June 15 at the Institute of Catalan Studies. In the case of Lleida, Dr. Francesc Purroy doctor at the University Hospital Arnau de Vilanoval, IRBLleida researcher and professor at the University of Lleida, presents the results of the project have been identified molecules that indicate the possible risk of having a stroke again . Researchers have worked on 30 projects funded this year will present the progress achieved in these years of excellence in biomedical research, materialized in new therapies, interventions and approaches to regenerate the spinal cord and brain injuries, recover damaged or lost skills and improve the prognosis and quality of life of people who have suffered. The Symposium is an event open to the public event that promotes science-driven solidarity. Thus, the cloister of the IEC will host an exhibition of posters with the conclusions of the investigations that promote donations made to Marathon. To publicize the results to be presented at the Symposium, TV3 has developed the special program "Marathon of researchers", led by Albert Om, which includes some of the results with the scientists involved and the testimony of people with SCI install or acquired brain that participated in the Marathon TV3 will broadcast the program in 2010. Thursday 16 June at 23:50, Saturday 18 June at 20.30. projects: Created a light-activated pacemaker capable of controlling the activity of neural circuits Dr. Artur Llobet Faculty of Medicine of the UB Successful trials with heads makes the results can be transferred to rodents, using experimental models of traumatic injuries of the nervous system. The tool opens the door to functional recovery of damaged nerve tissue. NEW ELECTRODES obtain more efficient to regenerate central nervous system injuries Dra. Maria Nieves Pastor Casañ Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona The study of this team has determined that the optimal electrode for stimulating repair of damaged tissues are hybrid graphene and iridium. It has also developed a protocol electric low frequency in which these electrodes are able to regenerate injury "in vitro". From now will be testing "in vivo". Children with head trauma improving care, COGNITIONS CONDUCT AND THANKS TO A PROGRAM cognitive rehabilitation Dr. Pilar Póo Hospital San Juan de Dios The study has shown that a combined program of cognitive rehabilitation using robotics counseling and psychoeducation aimed at parents and school improvement attention, cognition and behavior of children who have had a head injury. Identify molecules that indicate POSSIBLE RISK OF HAVING A STROKE BACK Dr. Francisco Purroy University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova We know that patients who have had a stroke are at risk of having another. Until now, this risk is measured using neuroimaging. With the discovery of the role predictor of certain molecules opens the way to develop new techniques to detect the recurrence of stroke. Erupted in the control of inflammation to limit neuronal damage after injury Dra. Carme Solà Subirana Institute for Biomedical Research The results will help design therapeutic strategies for processes of neuronal damage where the inflammatory response exacerbates injuries. Music therapy is effective RECOVER AFTER SPEECH acute brain damage Dra. Carmen García Sánchez Hospital de Sant Pau The results have demonstrated the effectiveness of music therapy in the rehabilitation of people with aphasia language is not fluent, recognized music therapy as a rehabilitation treatment and its acceptance has allowed the creation of the first people afàsiques coral Spain . PEOPLE operated brain tumor can improve their autonomy program Telerehabilitation COGNITIVE Dra. Pilar Rodriguez Weaver Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol The improvement of the higher functions in patients with primary brain tumors, thanks to this program telerehabilitation cognitive may involve an increase in its independence and autonomy, a return to normal activities and, in some cases, return to working life . TV3 Marathon: 24 years to boost biomedical research Since 1992, the TV3 Marathon has raised over 151 million euros and has decisively driven scientific research in Catalonia on a wide range of diseases by financing 723 projects of excellence in biomedical research they have worked 6,500 researchers. In his career, in addition, the TV3 Marathon has carried out an essential task and spreading social awareness about the diseases covered in the program. This action has fostered a growing interest of young people in science, an improvement in health awareness among the society, and very notably impacted widely on social values, solidarity, responsibility and respect among citizens. The TV3 Marathon Foundation works with rigor and transparency to ensure that the financial resources obtained in the program are intended to fund the best research projects are presented for each call. Once selected, on scientific and economic tracks during the three years of implementation and the results obtained through an annual symposium, which now celebrate the 17th edition. This event embodies the social return of the draft TV3 Marathon: all the energy and effort invested in 2010 now returns solidarity for citizens in the form of advances in knowledge of rare diseases.