cartell MaratóIn the 2008 Marató, which dealt with mental diseases, 153 projects were presented and these were assessed by 131 scientists specialising in these diseases, according to their quality, methodology and relevance. This assessment was managed by the Catalan Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Research, of the Catalan Ministry of Health.
In accordance with the proposal of the scientific Advisory Committee of the Fundació La Marató de TV3, the Board agreed to distribute € 6.147.241,74 to the following 26 research projects of excellence:

Epigenetic and functional analysis of dopamine D2, adenosine A1 and A2A receptors in schizophrenia: molecular mechanisms involved

  • Dra. Marta Barrachina Castillo
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
  • Dra. Mairena Martín López
    Centro Regional de Investigaciones Biomédicas. Ciudad Real
Fund: 321.172,50 €

The Interaction between Daily-Life Stressors and Subjective Appraisals of Psychotic-Like Symptoms in the Psychosis Prodrome during One Year Follow-up

  • Dra. Neus Barrantes Vidal
    Facultat de Psicologia UAB
Fund: 136. 256,98 €

Cognitive processes in children and adolescents with hf-autism spectrum disorder and their siblings: a neuropsychological and fMRI study

  • Dra. Rosa Calvo Escalona
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Fund: 185.251,25 €

Two year follow-up study of children and adolescent offspring of subjects with schizophrenia or bipolar disorders

  • Dra. Josefina Castro Fornieles
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
  • Dra. M. Dolores Moreno Pardillo
    Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Madrid
Fund: 328.337,50 €

Genetics of anxiety in genetically heterogeneous N/Nih and inbred Roman rats: differential gene expression in target brain areas

  • Dr. Alberto Fernández Teruel
    Facultat de Medicina UAB
  • Dr. Ignacio Morón Henche
    Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Granada
Fund: 349.672 €

Genetic factors in impulsive-disinhibited personality. Analysis of copy number variants (CNV) distribution in high scoring impulsive-disinhibited subjects: a pilot study

  • Dr. Joan Fibla Palazón
    Facultat de Medicina UdL
Fund: 59.375 €

Novel therapeutic targets in depression. The brain galanin receptor-5-HT1A heteromer

  • Dr. Pere Garriga Solé
    Centre de Biotecnologia Molecular UPC
  • Dr. Kjell Fuxe
    Karolinksa Institutet. Stockholm
  • Dra. Zaida Díaz Cabiale
    Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Málaga
Fund: 496.800 €

Predicting response to cognitive behaviour therapy in schizophrenic patients with persistent auditory hallucination using fMRI

  • Dra. Beatriz Gómez Ansón
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
  • Dr. Eduardo Jesús Aguilar García-Iturrospe
    Hospital de Sagunt
Fund: 349.742 €

Hormonal, inflammatory, genetic, familial and clinical predictors of weight gain and metabolic syndrome in first psychotic and manic episodes: 1-year prospective study focused on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis

  • Dr. Javier Labad Arias
    Hospital Psiquiàtric Universitari Institut Pere Mata
  • Dra. Rebecca Reynolds
    Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences Universtiy of Edinburgh
Fund: 349.086 €

Analysis of polymorphisms in candidate genes in early onset obsessive-compulsive disorder. Relationship with cerebral abnormalities and symptom dimensions

  • Dra. Luisa Lázaro García
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Fund: 164.000 €

Neurophysiological correlates of reward processing and cognitive control in borderline personality disorder patients with and without self-harm history

  • Dr. Josep Marco Pallarés
    Campus de Bellvitge UB
Fund: 120.000 €

Neuregulin/ErbB4 signalling pathways and development of cortical inhibitory circuits

  • Dr. Òscar Marín Parra
    Institut de Neurociències d'Alacant
  • Dra. Maria Martínez de Lagrán
    Centre de Regulació Genòmica
Fund: 348.968 €

Epigenetic defects in mental retardation. Role of putative histone demethylase PHF8

  • Dra. Maria Ángeles Martínez Balbás
    Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona
Fund: 168.750 €

The emotional distress of adolescents: lifestyles, mental health, and lay strategies used in managing adversity

  • Dr. Ángel Martínez Hernaez
    Facultat de Lletres URV
  • Dra. Carme Gómez Granell
    Institut d'Infància i Món urbà CIIMU. Barcelona
Fund: 112.447,07 €

Functional magnetic resonance imaging of predominantly inattentive children compared with combined subtype of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder children and controls during attention allocation

  • Dr. Jaime Moyá Querejeta
    Hospital Clínic i Porvincial de Barcelona
Fund: 106.500 €

Functional assessment of the endocannabinoid system as a therapeutic target in a model of mental retardation

  • Dr. Andrés Ozaita Mintegui
    Facultat de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida UPF
Fund: 55.000 €

Genetic susceptibility factors in attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): a two-stage genome-wide association study

  • Dra. Marta Ribasés Haro
    Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
  • Dra. Mònica Bayés Colomer
    Centre de Regulació Genòmica
Fund: 349.712,50 €

Improving social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenia: a telerehabilitation project

  • Dra. Teresa Roig Rovira
    Hospital de Neurorehabilitació Institut Guttmann
  • Dr. Diego J. Palao Vidal
    Institut Universitari Fundació Parc Taulí
  • Dr. Josep Cañete Crespillo
    Hospital de Mataró
Fund: 252.710,63 €

In silico modelling of antipsychotic drug actions: towards a paradigm change in antipsychotic drug discovery

  • Dra. Jana Selent
    Facultat de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida UPF
Fund: 126.500 €

Gene-environment interaction in attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder in general population birth cohorts

  • Dr. Jordi Sunyer Deu
    Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica
  • Dr. Joan Grimalt Obrador
    Institut de Diagnòstic Ambiental i Estudis de l'Aigua CSIC
Fund: 189.636,88 €

Prolyl oligopeptidase inhibitors isolated from traditional medicinal plant extracts for the treatment of the cognition deficits associated with mental diseases

  • Dra. Teresa Tarragó Clua
    Institut de Recerca Biomèdica
Fund: 198.529 €

Molecular genetics of autism: association studies, structural variants analysis and mutation screening to identify susceptibility genes

  • Dr. Claudio Toma
    Facultat de Biologia UB
Fund: 179.881 €

Genetic, lifestyle, and inflammatory factors as predictors of depression in general population

  • Dr. Joan Vilalta Franch
    Hospital de Santa Caterina. Girona
  • Dra. Maria Isabel Covas Planells
    Institut Municipal d'Investigació Mèdica
Fund: 305.264,53 €

The pathologies of the social brain: a neurofunctional approach to social disability in autism, paranoia and social anxiety

  • Dra. Victoria Villalta Gil
    Sant Joan de Déu. Serveis de Salut Mental
Fund: 195.203,75 €

Modelling the relapsing dynamics of major depression through network analysis of fMRI connectivity maps: implications for therapy

  • Dr. Pablo Villoslada Díaz
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer
  • Dr. Gustavo Deco
    Escola Superior Politècnica UPF
Fund: 349.650 €

Glycine transporter 1 expression in patients with schizophrenia: A [11C]GSK931145 PET study

  • Dr. José Raúl Herance Camacho
    Institut d'Alta Tecnologia . PRBB
  • Dra. Iluminada Corripio Collado
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 348.795,16 €
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