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UGR and Michael J. Fox Foundation take a step forward in the study of Parkinson's disease
Date:11/9/2012

This press release is available in Spanish.

During the past year, the research group TIC 218 at the Department of Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications attached to the University of Granada and the Andalusian Information Technology and Communications Center (CITIC) has implemented the methods for the detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, within the PPMI initiative of the Michael J. Fox foundation for the study of Parkinson's disease. In addition, other databases were used such as that of the Virgen de la Victoria Hospital, Mlaga, Spain, and Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, Granada, Spain.

The research studies were financed by the Andalusian Regional Government through its excellence research program calls TIC-4530, TIC-2566 and TIC-7103. Additional funds were granted by the Spanish National R&D Plan call TEC2008-02113 and "DiagnoSIS" TEC2012-34306. The research group has been awarded several prizes as the University of Granada Premio del Consejo Social and the Andalusian Regional Government's Premio Andaluca Sociedad de la Informacin.

This research group has published more than 40 papers indexed in the ISI-JCR in the field of diagnosis and scan imaging analysis. The last three papers devoted to the study of Parkinson's disease- have been published in the most prestigious journals in the field of neuroscience such as Medical Physics (impact index 3.075) and NeuroImage (impact index 5.985, N1 journal in its category).

Undestanding the behavior of brain functions in patients with Parkinson's disease

The introduction of SPECT imaging worldwide for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) based on the innovative DaTSCAN agent has allowed experts to better understand the behavior of behavior of brain functions in patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The data provided by SPECT images can
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Contact: Juan Manuel Grriz Sez
gorriz@ugr.es
34-958-243-271
University of Granada
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