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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common dementia in the elderly, affecting more than 5 million Americans. Pathologically, the Alzheimer’s disease brain is characterized by the deposition of the amyloid beta peptide in extracellular amyloid plaques and of the microtubule-associated protein tau in intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles, together with severe loss of neurons resulting in brain atrophy. But, besides plaques, tangles, and atrophy, there is a prominent reaction of glial cells - astrocytes and microglia - which is gaining attention from the research community. The role of these glial responses in the pathophysiology of the disease remains uncertain, but some recent studies support a detrimental effect through either a gain of toxic function or a loss of neurotrophic support.
RCC is pleased to announce this International Seminar organized by Profs. Fernando Suárez Bilbao (Rector, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos) and José María Puyol Montero (Professor of History of Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid).The event will be held in Spanish.... Read more about International Seminar on Human Dignity and Law