Alzheimer: 100 Years and Beyond

  • Mathias Jucker
  • Konrad Beyreuther
  • Christian Haass
  • Roger M. Nitsch
  • Yves Christen

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease book series (ALZHEIMER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Alois Alzheimer

  3. The beginning of modern research

  4. Anatomy & Neuropsychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Michel Poncet, Olivier Felician, Jean-François Pellissier
      Pages 115-119
  5. Cholinergic Deficit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. John H. Growdon
      Pages 127-132
  6. Amyloid and Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Cai’ne W. Wong
      Pages 135-140
    3. Donald L. Price, Tong Li, Fiona M. Laird, Mohamed Farah, Alena V. Savonenko, Michael Lee et al.
      Pages 175-186
    4. John R. Cirrito, David M. Holtzman
      Pages 209-213
    5. Elena Marcello, Barbara Borroni, Fabrizio Gardoni, Alessandro Padovani, Monica Di Luca
      Pages 215-218
    6. Jean-François Foncin
      Pages 225-230
    7. P. H. St George-Hyslop, P. E. Fraser, D. Westaway, J. McLaurin, E. Rogaeva, G. Schmitt-Ulms et al.
      Pages 231-234
    8. Christine van Broeckhoven
      Pages 237-240
    9. Michael S. Wolfe
      Pages 265-268
    10. Martin Citron
      Pages 277-280
  7. ApoE

  8. Tau

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Michel Goedert, Maria Grazia Spillantini, Bernardino Ghetti, R. Anthony Crowther, Aaron Klug
      Pages 297-304

About this book


Few medical or scientific addresses have so unmistakeably made history as the presentation delivered by Alois Alzheimer on November 4th, 1906 in Tübingen. The celebratory event, "Alzheimer 100 Years and Beyond" organized on the initiative of the Alzheimer community in Germany and worldwide, in collaboration with the Fondation Ipsen, at the very site of the original lecture, namely the Institute of Psychiatry at the University of Tübingen in Germany from November 2nd to 5th, 2006, was the highlight of the Alzheimer Year. Over the last century of Alzheimer research (1906-2006), remarkable progress has been achieved. Most of the authors of the major discoveries and the people involved in research in this field will present, during the meeting and in this volume, the pioneering research explaining the conditions under which they were conducted. The goal of this book is to honor the work accomplished, to summarize the most important knowledge and to provide material for the history of science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mathias Jucker
    • 1
  • Konrad Beyreuther
    • 2
  • Christian Haass
    • 3
  • Roger M. Nitsch
    • 4
  • Yves Christen
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Cellular Neurology Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain ResearchUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Molecular BiologyThe University of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Adolf-Butenandt-Institute Department of Biochemistry Laboratory for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease ResearchLudwig-Maximilians-UniversityMunichGermany
  4. 4.Division of Psychiatry ResearchUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  5. 5.Pour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueFoundation IPSENParis Cedex 16France

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