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Automated learning app improves accessibility to medulloblastoma classification

A team from the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital, and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, has developed an artificial intelligence-based application to make the classification of medulloblastoma subgroups more accessible, less costly, and faster

  1. The first living pediatric patients brain tissue laboratory in Europe

    King's College London and Sant Joan de Déu have formalized an agreement to develop a new living pediatric patients brain pediatric tissue laboratory. The laboratory is set to open at the beginning of 2025 and will be led by Dr. Óscar Marín, a neuroscience expert.

  2. Genetic basis of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder impacts on children's school performance

    A study coordinated by the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute, within the SJD MIND Schools program, has analyzed the impact of the genetic basis of these disorders on the mental health and academic outcomes of children and adolescents.

  1. Research into treatments to combat obesity and excessive sleepiness in children with Prader-Willi syndrome

    Researchers from Sant Joan de Déu have promoted various research projects in recent years to advance the understanding of Prader-Willi syndrome and study new treatments for children affected by this rare disease.

  2. 23% of adolescents at risk of psychosis end up developing the disorder

    The study led by the Research in Child and Adolescent Mental Health team reveals that one in four adolescents at clinical risk of psychosis end up developing this mental disorder within 18 months.

  3. Genetic mutations are identified as causing two types of hereditary blindness

    The study led by Dr. Gemma Marfany describes how mutations in the NR2E3 gene lead to the death of photoreceptor cells involved in vision and pave the way for potential treatments.

  4. A study opens the door to designing therapies to improve the lung development of excessively small fetuses

    A study, involving researchers from the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, provides new scientific evidence that shows that problems with lung development in a fetus that grows below normal levels are related to vascular resistance.

  5. Discussing photonics tools for pediatrics in the 3rd BMPN annual meeting

    The Barcelona Medical Photonics Network celebrated the third edition of its annual meeting, gathering experts focuses discussion on photonic techniques to improve diagnostics and treatment personalization in pediatrics.

  6. The amino acid L-serine shows efficacy in treating patients with mutations in GRIN genes

    A clinical trial led by Dr Àngels García-Cazorla (IRSJD), has demonstrated the potential of the amino acid L-serine, administered as an oral supplement, to improve the function of glutamate receptors in patients with GRINpathies. The trial involved 24 children from different hospitals in Spain.