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                                                                         Highlighted events

► During 2015 the second, third, fourth and fifth visits of the 1,213 volunteers involved in
     Vallecas project have progressed concurrently, surpassing the halfway point of this five
          years study.

                   ► CIEN Foundation researchers have produced 46 scientific publications in
                       2015. Among them, an article in the journal "Frontiers in Aging Neuros-
                          cience" describing the objectives and the methodology used in the
                             Vallecas project.'

                                  ► In 2015 the process of recruitment of participants in the project:
                                     “Detection of proteins in tears as biomarkers of Alzheimer's di-
                                       sease” has ended. In the study we participated together with
                                         the Association of Alzheimer's and other dementias patients
                                           relatives from Soria, the Leon Alzheimer's Association, and
                                            the Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa. In total
                                            100 samples have been collected to be analyzed at the
                                             Center for Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa throughout

                                             ► The international activity of CIEN Foundation has con-
                                            tinued to strengthen during 2015. Thus, to the the mana-
                                           gement of the development of the Research Strategic
                                           Agenda of the European Union Joint Programme in Neu-
                                          rodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's disease
                                        (JPND) in collaboration with ISCIII, and its participation in the
                                         Network of Centers of Excellence in Neurodegeneration
                                           (COEN), we must add the involvement of our scientists in
                                             the projects DEMTEST, on dementia, and REGISTRY, on
                                             Huntington's disease.

                                          ► In September 2015, Malaga hosted the third edition of
                                      the International Conference on Research and Innovation in
                                 Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIIIEN). Among the speakers at the
                          Congress include some international researchers who are world
                  leaders in its field of research.

        ► At December 31, 2015, the CIEN Foundation Tissue Bank (BT-CIEN, for its
       acronym in Spanish) had more than 600 registered donors. Meanwhile, the Neuro-

          pathology lab processed 125 cases in 2015, of which 83 were cases of donation ex-
            tracted and processed in the UIPA and 42 were consultation cases.

          ► In 2015, the Neuroimaging Department has carried out 5,547 MRI studies on
         963 subjects. Over 43,864 sequences have been performed since the inception of
    the department.
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