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Sant Pau Memory Unit - Alzheimer - Barcelona

The Sant Pau Memory Unit of the Neurology Department at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the assistance and research in Alzheimer and other neurodegenerative diseases.


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Myelin loss in C9orf72 hexanucleotide expansion carriers

Myelin loss in C9orf72 hexanucleotide expansion carriers

Myelin loss in C9orf72 hexanucleotide expansion carriers   The expansion of the intronic GGGGCC repeat (G4C2) in the C9orf72 gene is the most common genetic cause of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and in the continuum of...

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome

The link between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome People with Down syndrome are genetically predisposed to developing Alzheimer´s disease. The strong association between Alzheimer disease and Down syndrome has a genetic basis through a gene-dose effect of the...