1. Emotional abuse and stress are risk factors for suicidal behavior in people with first psychotic episodes

    Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu study associates stress and emotional abuse in childhood with a greater risk of suicidal behavior in young people with a first psychotic episode.

  2. From the common cold virus to severe respiratory illness in children 

    Dr Cristian Launes and Dr Carmen Múñoz (IRSJD researchers) with Dr Daniel Penela-Sánchez and Dr Georgina Armero started a project in 2017 to understand the severity of rhinovirus and enterovirus infection in children.

  3. New tool to predict severity in Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia, a rare disease

    An international team led by Dr Àngels García Cazorla, a researcher at the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and a pediatric neurologist at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, has presented a new approach to nonketotic hyperglycinemia that can predict the severity in affected children. The study was published in the journal Annals of Neurology.

  4. The size of the corpus callosum could be a possible biomarker for neurodevelopment in fetuses with congenital heart diseases

    Research shows that children with congenital heart defects have a smaller corpus callosum at 32-36 weeks of gestation. BCNatal - Fetal Medicine Research Center, formed by professionals from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) and IDIBAPS, leds this research.

  5. Findings on how gen ‘YWHAZ’ can alter neuronal development

    Dr. Bru Cormand and Noèlia Fernàndez (IRSJD) led a research study where reveals the molecular mechanisms to explain how the YWHAZ gene -related to psychiatric and neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia- can alter the neurodevelopmental process.

  6. The hidden cells behind B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia relapse spotlighted for the first time

    Drs. Susana Rives, Montserrat Torrebadell and Nerea Vega (IRSJD) participate in a study led by Dr. Pablo Menéndez, group leader at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institut, who has identified a previously noticed population of pre-leukemic cells might be responsible for some relapses in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL).

  7. Dra. Cristina Canal, Action Chair to coordinate European activity in Therapeutical applications of Cold Plasma

    Dr. Cristina Canal (IRSJD) coordinates the "PlasTHER COST Action", a network that aims to promote the development of cold plasma in Europe, to carry out the research carried out to date on patients.

  8. Describe an epigenetic protein associated with the metastatic process in Ewing's Sarcoma

    A study with Dr. Jaume Mora (IRSJD) team participation and led by the Molecular Pathology of Sarcomas group of the Seville Institute of Biomedicine (IBiS) has described that the G9a protein would be associated with the development of metastases in Ewing's Sarcoma. Therefore, the overexpression of this protein would indicate an adverse prognosis.

  9. EDIT-B Consortium validating innovative blood diagnostic test for bipolar disorder

    Dr. Josep Maria Haro (IRSJD) and his research group participating in EDIT-B Consortium, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for Health (EIT Health). This newly formed European public-private partnership aims at advancing precision psychiatry by introducing biology into clinical routine.