Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, May, 2011, Vol.1225, p.E131(1)
To authenticate to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06008.x Byline: Eniko Kovari (1), Patrick R. Hof (2), Constantin Bouras (12) Keywords: neuropathology; brain collection; normal aging; Alzheimer's disease Abstract: The University of Geneva brain collection was founded at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, it consists of 10,154 formaldehyde- or buffered formaldehyde-fixed brains obtained from the autopsies of the Department of Psychiatry and, since 1971, from the Department of Geriatrics. More than 100,000 paraffin-embedded blocks and 200,000 histological slides have also been collected since 1901. From the time of its creation, this collection has served as an important resource for pathological studies and clinicopathological correlations, primarily in the field of dementing illnesses and brain aging research. These materials have permitted a number of original neuropathological observations, such as the classification of Pick's disease by Constantinidis, or the description of dyshoric angiopathy and laminar sclerosis by Morel. The large number of cases, including some very rare conditions, provides a unique resource and an opportunity for worldwide collaborations. Author Affiliation: (1)Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva School of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland. (2)Department of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York Article note: Address for correspondence: Eniko Kovari, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Geneva School of Medicine, 2 chemin du Petit-Bel-Air, 1225 Geneva, Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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