Funded projects:
strokes and traumatic spinal cord and brain injury

cartell MaratóIn the 2016 Marató, which dealt with strokes and traumatic spinal cord and brain injury, 100 projects were presented and these were assessed by 47 scientists specialising in these diseases, according to their quality, methodology and relevance. This assessment was managed by the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia, 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 €9.686.188 to the following 37 research projects of excellence:

VALORA: assessment of motor function with proven free access tools

  • Dr. Mariano Luis Alcañiz Raya
    Institut d'Investigació i Innovació en Bioenginyeria - Universitat Politècnica de València
Fund: €199.750,00

Study of acute phase ictus mechanisms that favour el development of epilepsy

  • Dr. José Álvarez Sabín
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
  • Dra. Laia Grau López
    Institut d'Investigació Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol - IIHGTP
Fund: €243.391,07

Damage to the blood-brain barrier in subarachnoid haemorrhage: clinical relevance, role of hyperglycaemia and effect de potentiation de endogenous antioxidant mechanisms. A translational study

  • Dr. Sergio Amaro Delgado
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic - IDIBAPS
  • Dr. Carles Justicia Mercader
    Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona - CSIC
  • Dr. Pedro Ramos Cabrer
    Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biociencias - CIC bioGune Bizkaia
Fund: €399.653,40

Effects of age in cranioencephalic trauma; mechanical properties

  • Dr. Carlos Arregui Dalmases
    Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Dr. Mehdi Shafieian
    Amir Kabir University of Technology - Teheran
Fund: €299.288,75

Multidisciplinary focus for modulation of neuroimmune crosstalk associated with pathological pain after chronic lesion of the spinal cord

  • Dr. Pere Boadas Vaello
    Facultat de Medicina - Universitat de Girona
  • Dr. Petr Dubový
    Faculty of Medicine - Masaryk University. Txèquia
Fund: €299.964,88

Chemical optimisation of cerebral embolectomy: CHOICE study

  • Dr. Ángel Chamorro Sánchez
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic - IDIBAPS
  • Dr. Sergio Martínez Yelamos
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Hospital de Bellvitge - IDIBELL
  • Dra. Elisa Cuadrado Godia
    Institut Hospital Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques - IMIM
  • Dra. María Ángeles Muchada López
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
Fund: €394.373,75

New predictive biomarkers of òptima funcional recovery and of good response to endovascular treatment of acute ischaemic stroke. PrOMISE study (somatosensory evoked POtentials MonItoring during acute ischemic StrokE) Study

  • Dr. Antoni Dávalos Errando
    Institut d'Investigació Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol - IIHGTP
Fund: €154.287,50

Cerebrovascular accident, stroke unit, rehabilitation, optical, diffuse correlation spectroscopy, cerebral blood flow, cerebral self-regulation

  • Dra. Raquel Delgado Mederos
    Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau - IIBHSCSP
  • Dr. Turgut Durduran
    Institut de Ciències Fotòniques - ICFO
Fund: €298.000,00

Development new LRRC8/VRAC chloride channel inhibitors, a new key element in ischaemia

  • Dr. Raúl Estévez Povedano
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Hospital de Bellvitge - IDIBELL
  • Dr. Rodolfo Lavilla Grifols
    Facultat de Farmàcia i Ciències de l'Alimentació - Universitat de Barcelona
Fund: €299.936,53

EPIGENESIS Project. Epigenetic and genetic study combined with Integromica of data and functional analysis to find genes associated with neurological deterioration following ischaemic stroke

  • Dr. Israel Fernández Cadenas
    Hospital Universitari Mútua de Terrassa
  • Dr. Manel Esteller Badosa
    Institut de Recerca Contra la Leucèmia Josep Carreras HUGTiP
  • Dr. Cristòfol Vives Bauzà
    Hospital Universitari Son Espases - Palma
Fund: €396.250,00

Facing the challenges of acute care of people with stroke in the 21st century: achieving the highest rates of reperfusion treatments, eliminating inequalities in access and handling big data

  • Dr. Miquel Gallofré López
    Fundació Ictus
  • Dr. Alfonso Valencia Herrera
    Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Dr. Antonio Martínez Yélamos
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Hospital de Bellvitge - IDIBELL
Fund: €348.501,14

Recovery of arm and hand movements in patients with cervical spinal cord injury using electrical spinal neuromodulation/stimulation assisted with an arm exoskeleton

  • Dr. Guillermo García Alías
    Institut de Neurociències - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Dr. Jesús Benito Penalva
    Institut de Neurorehabilitació - Hospital Universitari Guttmann
  • Dr. Juan C. Moreno Sastoque
    Instituto Cajal - CSIC
Fund: €399.945,00

Rare genetic variants associated with neonatal cerebral arterial infarction

  • Dr. Alfredo García Alix
    Hospital Sant Joan de Déu - Esplugues de Llobregat
Fund: €199.826,25

Motivational intervention for elderly people in geriatric post-stroke rehabilitation during admission and in transit to the home (IMAGINE)

  • Dr. Marco Inzitari
    Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili
Fund: €172.760,00

Lipoprotein biomarkers to determine inflammation of the carotid plaque in ischaemic stroke

  • Dra. Elena Jiménez Xarrié
    Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau - IIBHSCSP
Fund: €197.575,00

Discovery and clinical usefulness of blood biomarkers in stroke-associated pneumonia

  • Dra. Olga Maisterra Santos
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
  • Dr. Francisco Moniche Álvarez
    Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío - Sevilla
Fund: €282.492,50

Effects of combined therapies of exercise, mindfulness and cognitive stimulation in cognition and neuroplasticity in patients with chronic ischaemic ictus

  • Dra. Maria Mataró Serrat
    Institut de Neurociències - Universitat de Barcelona
  • Dra. María José Durá Mata
    Institut d'Investigació Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol - IIHGTP
  • Dr. Alberto García Molina
    Institut de Neurorehabilitació - Hospital Universitari Guttmann
Fund: €278.950,10

Faecal incontinence after ischaemic stroke (FINISH Study): understanding the physiopathological mechanisms and new frontiers in its treatment

  • Dr. Mónica Millán Torné
    Institut d'Investigació Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol - IIHGTP
Fund: €115.000,00

ITACAT: impact of thrombus analysis de in stroke patients in Catalonia

  • Dr. Carlos Molina Cateriano
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
  • Dra. Laura Dorado Bouix
    Institut d'Investigació Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol - IIHGTP
  • Dra. Gisela Carolina de la Torre
    Fundació Institut de Recerca Contra la Leucèmia Josep Carreras
Fund: €397.714,94

Help and care system for promoting physical activity in people with spinal cord injury

  • Dra. Lluïsa Montesinos Magraner
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
Fund: €199.934,75

Clinical grade combined cell, transplant therapy with small neuroprotective chemical products IPSC-derived en a rat model for central SCI regeneration of spinal cord pathways

  • Dra. Victòria Moreno Manzano
    Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe - València
Fund: €200.000,00

Combinatory treatment of neural precursor cells and a new nanoconjugate of fasudil for the clinical application en in acute spinal cord injury

  • Dr. Ferran Pellisé Urquiza
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
  • Dra. Maria Jesús Vicent Docón
    Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe - València
Fund: €300.000,00

Brain-intestine interaction in stroke: dysfunction of the intestinal barrier and immune responses as therapeutic targets

  • Dra. Anna M. Planas Obradors
    Institut Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona - IIBB CSIC
  • Dr. Xabier Urra Nuin
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic - IDIBAPS
  • Dr. David Sancho Madrid
    Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III - CNIC Madrid
Fund: €399.625,00

Anaemia or transfusion: a clinical dilemma in a patient with cranioencephalic trauma

  • Dra. M. Antonia Poca Pastor
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
  • Dr. Àngel Sandoval Álvarez
    Institut de Ciències Fotòniques - ICFO
Fund: €299.461,25

Development of biomarkers de cerebral connectivity assessed by magnetic resonance during la recovery and rehabilitation of patients cerebral infarction

  • Dr. Josep Puig Alcántara
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona - IDIBGi
  • Dra. Esther Duarte Oller
    Institut Hospital Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques - IMIM
  • Dra. Cathy Stinear
    Centre of Brain Research - University of Auckland. New Zealand
  • Dr. Gustavo Deco
    Centre del Cervell i Cognició - Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Dr. Gottfried Schlaug
    Research and Academic Affairs - Harvard Medical School. United States
Fund: €398.113,75

GENIUS: genetic influences on the functional outcome of stroke

  • Dra. Raquel Rabionet Janssen
    Fundació per a la Recerca i la Docència Sant Joan de Déu
Fund: €200.000,00

Health, social and financial impact of providing access for acute stroke patients to integrated stroke care centres. Cost-utility study associated with the RACECAT trial

  • Dra. Aida Ribera Solé
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
Fund: €169.250,00

Smartphone application to encourage healthy modification of lifestyle and monitoring of therapeutic compliance in the secondary prevention of strokes in multiple centres in Catalonia

  • Dr. Marc Ribó Jacobi
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
Fund: €149.990,00

Musical i singing learning in cerebral recovery: efficacy of music-based interventions improved taking into account sociomotivational factors in stroke rehabilitation

  • Dr. Antoni Rodríguez Fornells
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Hospital de Bellvitge - IDIBELL
  • Dr. Josep Lluís Arcos Rosell
    Institut Investigació Intel·ligència Artificial - IIIA CSIC
  • Dr. Teppo Särkämö
    Cognitive Brain Research Unit - University of Helsinki. Finland
Fund: €399.619,54

Influence of time to control of arterial pressure on growth of the haematoma in patients with acute intracerebral haemorrhage

  • Dr. David Rodríguez Luna
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
  • Dra. Laura Llull Estrany
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica August Pi i Sunyer, Hospital Clínic - IDIBAPS
Fund: €274.915,39

Influence of diesel motor particles as atmospheric pollutants in brain lesions I and repair after experimental stroke

  • Dra. Anna Rosell Novel
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
Fund: €200.000,00

Computerised tomography of perfusion characterised by lack of clinical improvement after rechannelling in patients with acute ischaemic stroke (CTP_AFT_REC)

  • Dra. Marta Aurora Rubiera del Fueyo
    Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron - VHIR
Fund: €199.955,00

Blood markers of the quality of fat in the diet and incidence of ischaemic stroke in a Mediterranean population

  • Dr. Aleix Sala Vila
    Barcelona Beta Brain Research Center
Fund: €160.750,00

Prospective study of the prediction of growth of the cerebral haemorrhage using CT perfusion

  • Dra. Yolanda Silva Blas
    Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Girona Hospital Dr. Josep Trueta - IDIBGI
Fund: €62.500,00

Random controlled trial on the potentiating effect transcranial random noise stimulation (TRNS) in the cognitive rehabilitation of patients with traumatic brain damage

  • Dr. Josep M. Tormos Muñoz
    Institut de Neurorehabilitació - Hospital Universitari Guttmann
Fund: €195.000,00

Modulation of the perineural networks using physical exercise after spinal cord injury in animal models: plasticity versus stability of the neural circuits

  • Dra. Esther Udina Bonet
    Facultat de Medicina - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Dr. Joost Verhaagen
    Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. Amsterdam
Fund: €300.000,00

Efficacy of a programme of stability exercises of core in dynamic balance when seated, control of trunk and functional rehabilitation in patients with subacute stroke : randomised clinical trial

  • Dr. Gerard Urrutia Cuchí
    Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau - IIBHSCSP
Fund: €199.412,51
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