FUNDED PROJECTS:
ACQUIRED SPINAL CORD AND BRAIN INJURIES

cartell MaratóIn the 2010 Marató, which dealt with acquired spinal cord and brain injures, 100 projects were presented and these were assessed by 111 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 € 7,762,886 to the following 30 research projects of excellence:

Novel neuropsychological assessment of frontal lobe lesions based on the hypothesis of dynamic neuroplasticity and compensation

  • Dr. Francisco Barceló Galindo
    Institut Universitari d'Investigació en Ciències de la Salut, Universitat de les Illes Balears
Fund: 199.065 €

Alterations of genome-wide DNA methylation during neural differentiation of adipose-derived stem cells: implications in regenerative medicine

  • Dra. María Berdasco Menéndez
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge
  • Dra. Consolación Melguizo Alonso
    Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Granada
Fund: 287.813 €

Early neurocognitive rehabilitation in critically ill patients with acute acquired brain injury

  • Dr. Lluís Blanch Torra
    Hospital de Sabadell
Fund: 198.765 €

Multicentric, controlled, randomized clinical trial to assess the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of urinary catheters with silver alloy coating versus conventional catheters in spinal cord injured patients

  • Dr. Xavier Bonfill Cosp
    Centro Cochrane Iberoamericano. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 198.601 €

Nano-structured Electroactive Materials for Electrodes in Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulation and repair

  • Dra. Maria Nieves Casañ Pastor
    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona
  • Dra. M. Cristina Suñol Esquirol
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona
  • Dr. Ann Marie Rajnicek
    Institut of Medical Sciences Aberdeen, Regne Unit
Fund: 391.816 €

Sphingolipids as targets for the recovery from spinal cord injuries: Deciphering the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate

  • Dra. Josefina Casas Brugulat
    Institut de Química Avançada de Catalunya CSIC
  • Dr. Rodrigo Martínez Maza
    Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos. Toledo
  • Dr. Antonio Delgado Cirilo
    Facultat de Farmàcia UB
Fund: 391.409 €

Boosting endogenous mechanisms for neural protection and repair after acute damage to the nervous system

  • Dra. Catalina Casas Louzao
    Institut de Neurociències UAB
  • Dra. Valerie Petegnief
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona
  • Dra. Assumpció Bosch Merino
    Centre de Biotecnologia Animal i Teràpia Gènica UAB
Fund: 399.508 €

Effect of afferent oropharyngeal pharmacological and electrical stimulation on swallow response and on activation of human cortex in stroke patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD). A randomized controlled trial

  • Dr. Pere Clavé Civit
    Hospital de Mataró
Fund: 198.548 €

Proposal to improve Neurogenic Bowel Dysfunction and related Quality of Life outcomes in subjects with brain or spinal cord acute injury

  • Dra. Sílvia Delgado Aros
    Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar
Fund: 199.954 €

Early implementation of music therapy in rehabilitation of aphasic patients after acute adquired brain injury / Efectivity of music therapy in the rehabilitation of acute aphasic patients

  • Dra. Carmen García Sánchez
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 105.091 €

Validation of mGlu4 as a therapeutic target for multipotential treatment of spinal cord injury

  • Dr. Jesús Giraldo Arjonilla
    Institut de Neurociències UAB
  • Dr. Amadeu Llebaria Soldevila
    Institut de Química Avançada de Catalunya CSIC
  • Dr. Cyril Goudet
    Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Universitat de Montpeller
Fund: 399.375 €

GODS project: genetic contribution to functional outcome and disability after stroke

  • Dr. Jordi Jiménez Conde
    Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar
  • Dr. Xavier Estivill Pallejà
    Centre de Regulació Genòmica
  • Dr. Jerzy Krupinski
    Hospital Universitari Mútua de Terrassa
  • Dr. Cristòfol Vives Bauzà
    Hospital Universitari Son Espases Palma de Mallorca
  • Dr. Israel Fernández Cadenas
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Fund: 296.570 €

Optogenetic pacemaking to rewire neural circuits

  • Dr. Artur Llobet Berenguer
    Facultat de Medicina CSUB
  • Dr. Pau Gorostiza Langa
    Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya IBEC
Fund: 299.896 €

Therapeutic role of IL-37 in spinal cord injury

  • Dr. Rubén López Vales
    Facultat de Medicina UAB
Fund: 200.000 €

Effectiveness of psychoemotional support in Acute Spinal Cord Injury. ESPELMA project

  • Dra. Pilar Lusilla Palacios
    Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
Fund: 165.550 €

Evaluation of acylethanolamide-based neuroprotectants in animal models of perinatal and adult brain hypoxia

  • Dr. Rafael Maldonado López
    Laboratori Neurofarmacologia-Neurophar UPF
  • Dr. Fernando Rodriguez de Fonseca
    Hospital Carlos Haya Málaga
  • Dr. Manuel Portavella Garcia
    Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Sevilla
Fund: 399.635 €

Sonothrombolysis potentiated by microbubbles as a novel treatment of acute ischemic stroke: a prospective randomized study

  • Dr. Joan Martí Fàbregas
    Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Fund: 199.924 €

Impact of acute traumatic brain injury on the sense of smell: the role of smell training and neuroprotection in post-trauma smell recovery

  • Dr. Joaquim Mullol i Miret
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer
Fund: 199.046 €

Protection from stroke-induced neuronal injury by inhibition of autophagy. Role of Bmf and Noxa

  • Dra. Cristina Muñoz Pinedo
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge
  • Dr. Jochen Prehn
    Neuroscience Research Centre, Irlanda
Fund: 300.000 €

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DTI) of functional and effective brain connectivity in traumatic brain injury

  • Dr. Rafal Nowak Zamojska
    Centro Médico Teknon
Fund: 198.750 €

Prospective study of bone loss after spinal cord injury. Risk factors and role of osteocyte markers

  • Dra. Pilar Peris Bernal
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Fund: 199.566 €

Neuropsychological rehabilitation after moderate and severe childhood TBI, a randomized study with parent-supported intervention, children with robotic intervention and control group

  • Dra. Pilar Póo Argüelles
    Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
  • Dr. Xavier Vilasís Cardona
    ETS Enginyeria, Electrònica i Informàtica La Salle
Fund: 298.440 €

Neuroinflammation and adult neurogenesis after acute brain injury. Perspectives for neuronal recovery after brain damage

  • Dra. Esther Pozas Pulido
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer
Fund: 178.421 €

Quantitative analysis and computer aided simulation of minimally invasive approaches for intacranial vascular lesions

  • Dr. Alberto Prats Galino
    Facultat de Medicina UB
Fund: 173.513 €

PREDICTUS - Use of system biology to predict and diagnose transitory ischemia and ischemic tolerance

  • Dr. Francisco Purroy García
    Hospital Universitari Arnau de Vilanova Lleida
  • Dr. Joaquim Egea Navarro
    Facultat de Medicina UdL
Fund: 299.453 €

Cognitive impairment induced by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Evaluation of the impact and identification of clinical, neurophysiological and functional neuroimage risk markers

  • Dr. Antoni Rodríguez Fornells
    Facultat de Psicologia CSUB
Fund: 199.396 €

Modulation of immune receptors function as a novel therapeutic strategy for acute CNS damage

  • Dra. Carme Solà Subirana
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona
  • Dra. Lydia Giménez Llort
    Institut de Neurociències. UAB
  • Dr. Juan Sayós Ortega
    CIBBIM - Nanomedicina Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron
  • Dr. Hugo Peluffo Zavala
    Instituto Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguai
  • Dr. Jordi Villà Freixa
    Facultat de Ciències de la Salut i de la Vida UPF
Fund: 395.684 €

Study and manipulation of Mfn2 gene expression in excitotoxicity

  • Dr. Francesc Xavier Soriano Zaragoza
    Facultat de Biologia UB
Fund: 190.261 €

Randomized controlled trial on the impact of cognitive telerehabilitation on cognition and quality of life in brain glioma patients

  • Dra. Pilar Teixidor Rodríguez
    Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol
Fund: 200.000 €

Non-invasive early neurophysiological interventions in brain and spinal cord injury patients

  • Dr. Josep Valls Solé
    Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
  • Dra. Hatice Kumru Cam
    Institut Guttmann Hospital de Neurorehabilitació
  • Dr. Jordi Montero Homs
    Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge
Fund: 398.836 €