Author Archives: Raúl Delgado-Morales

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Raúl Delgado-Morales holds a PhD in Neuroscience. He completed his doctoral studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona working on the field of epigenetics on depression. After that and thanks to a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship, he continued his research as a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, focused on Alzheimer’s disease. After 4 years in Germany, currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), in Barcelona (Spain) on the field of neuroepigenomics.

Maternal and paternal stress have been proved to be critical aspects of off-spring brain development. High levels of stress on pregnant mothers can alter both placental and embryonic gene expression patterns, misprogramming the brain of the newborn towards psychiatric […]

Today February 29th is celebrated worldwide the Rare Disease Day. This year’ slogan is “Join us in making the voice of rare diseases heard”. So this is my small contribution to such campaign, essential nowadays to increase support to all […]

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering”.
Grand Master Yoda
This is the second chapter of a series of 2 articles that pretends to illustrate […]

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most devastating human pathologies. AD is the leading cause of age-related dementia and currently afflicts more than 44 million persons worldwide (World Alzheimer Report 2014). It is characterized by a cognitive […]

‘Yo soy yo y mi circumstancia, y si no la salvo a ella no me salvo yo’
José Ortega y Gasset (Meditaciones del Quijote, 1914)
In my first article for Mapping Ignorance I stated that “destiny” was an […]

Nowadays there are still people that believe in destiny. However the scientific community more and more is bringing light to that subject showing that although the genetic material could program ourselves to suffer some pathologies, the day-to-day experiences are the […]