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 a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich working on Alzheimer's, Dr. Delgado returned to Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona to lead projects on neuroepigenomics. Currently is the Scientific Office Manager at IDIBELL, Lecturer at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, in Catalonia, and Principal Investigator at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands).

How maternal vaginal microbiome can bring you to madness

How maternal vaginal microbiome can bring you to madness

BiologyBiomedicineMicrobiologyNeurobiology

By Raúl Delgado-Morales

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 disorders such as anxiety or depression. At the same level, paternal stress alters microRNAs and other […]

It’s all your parents’ fault (II): how Darth Vader programmed Luke to have depression

It’s all your parents’ fault (II): how Darth Vader programmed Luke to have depression

GeneticsNeurobiology

By Raúl Delgado-Morales

“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 how the emotional state of our parents influence our brain development. The first article focused completely on […]

Alzheimer’s disease: 3D culture system brings hope to drug discovery

Alzheimer’s disease: 3D culture system brings hope to drug discovery

NeurobiologyNeuroscience

By Raúl Delgado-Morales

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 decline and memory loss and by the appearance of two pathological hallmarks: beta amyloid plaques and cytoskeletal […]

Epigenetic alterations in Alzheimer’s disease, nature vs. nurture on the path to dementia

Epigenetic alterations in Alzheimer’s disease, nature vs. nurture on the path to dementia

GeneticsNeuroscience

By Raúl Delgado-Morales

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 ones that lead us towards a healthy or pathological aging. And how is that? Our […]