The research conducted by our group is focused on various levels of study within the field of neurology:
Specifically, our research encompasses the primary pathological areas covered by the neurology service at Bellvitge University Hospital:
Main research lines are:
1. Revealing the fundamental mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases
Our team of researchers investigates the intricate processes that underlie neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). By comprehending the pathways culminating in neuronal deterioration and impairment, our goal is to pinpoint potential targets for therapeutic intervention.
2. Gaining insights into the molecular interplay of neuroinflammatory components in neuroinflammatory disorders
Within our lab, we delve into the intricate connections between the immune and nervous systems, with a focus on conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and autoimmune encephalitis. By unraveling these complex interactions, we aspire to pave the way for innovative immunomodulatory treatments for various neurological disorders.
3. Biomarkers and precision medicine
Our work also involves the exploration of biomarkers and precision medicine approaches using different technologies in neurological disorders. By identifying reliable biomarkers, we aim to enhance disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response prediction. Incorporating precision medicine principles allows us to tailor interventions to individual patients, optimizing therapeutic outcomes and minimizing potential side effects.
4. Epidemiology and patient clustering
In the realm of healthcare, epidemiology delves into the patterns and factors behind disease occurrences in populations, guiding public health strategies. Meanwhile, patient clustering in precision medicine groups individuals with shared characteristics, aiding tailored treatments. By merging these approaches, healthcare can benefit from both population-level insights and personalized interventions.