1. “The discovery of GDF15 overexpression in patients with mitochondrial disease opened a door towards an improvement in their diagnosis”

    Dr. Ceciclia Jiménez-Mallebrera leads a translational research team focused on childhood neuromuscular diseases. Her laboratory works with the Neuromuscular Unit, Neuropaediatrics Service, at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD). They work together to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, with the goal of improving the quality of life of the affected children.

  2. Research Foundation's Christmas card

    Research Foundation Sant Joan de Déu wishes you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  3. Sant Joan de Deu Research Foundation launches the project Cure2DIPG awarded by ERA-NET Euronanomed II

    Scientists at the Preclinical Therapeutics and Drug Delivery Research Program at Sant Joan de Deu Research Foundation and other European institutions have been selected for funding by the European program Euronanomed II in the 2015 call. The initiative Cure2DIPG will receive funds from Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Spain), Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain), ANR (France) and Chief Scientist Office-Ministry of Health (Israel).

  4. Wellcome

    The Foundation’s work is set within the frame of the activity of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God which, based on the concept of hospitality for all, seeks to welcome, attend to and help people and especially those who are most vulnerable or who suffer social-integration or health problems.

    The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to the improvement of the health and welfare of people, fostering, supporting and coordinating research and innovation in the centres operated by the Order of Saint John of God in accordance with its values, seeking to achieve efficiency and to carry out its tasks through networked operation, bearing in mind at all times our ethical commitment and our scientific and social orientation.

    The Foundation’s research is organised around its consolidated groups, on which further information may be found in this report, and around its emerging groups and those under formation, which are also listed in this document. Our research embraces 7 areas of knowledge, mainly in the fields of maternal and child health and mental health, although we also have groups involved in research in other spheres, notably including that of socially vulnerable populations.

    In the year 2012, a total of 141 research projects were conducted, 130 of which received financing from Spanish entities and 11 from international entities. Likewise, 70 clinical trials and 52 post-observational studies were carried out.


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  5. The winners for the contest drawing of the Rock Village

  6. Gina's mother, Elizabeth Pedrosa won an Award ONCE Catalunya

    The Gina is a girl who found Rett syndrome when she was only a year.

  7. The Cancer Association Llavaneres donation € 10,000 for children's cancer research

  8. The promoters of the bracelet Partnership for childhood cancer research make delivery of your gift to the Welfare San Juan de Dios

  9. 3,000 € was raised for research on children's serious illness in the 4th edition of Children's Drawing Contest of La Roca Village