For improved Alzheimer’s diagnostics

Britta Brix has been working for EUROIMMUN since 2012 and has been head of the department of Neurodegenerative Diseases Diagnostics since 2013, focussing on Alzheimer’s. In our interview she tells why she is interested in this subject and how she, as employee of EUROIMMUN, contributes to improved diagnostics of this severe disease. How did you […]

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Neuroimmunology – developments in research and diagnostics

In the late 1980s, scientists discovered for the first time autoantibodies that are associated with neurological diseases, first and foremost anti-Hu, anti-Ri and anti-Yo. Since then, test systems for these antibodies have become established in diagnostics and have enabled many life-saving medical findings. Neuroimmunology has now advanced further: 52 different neural autoantibodies have found their


A visit at the Workshop on Biomarkers for Neurodegeneration

A good jog to start the day and wake the brain up! That was the first item on the agenda of the workshop on neurodegenerative diseases, organised by Dr Britta Brix for the colleagues from the international EUROIMMUN subsidiaries. The company has by now a large number of test systems for the determination of biomarkers

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Webinar: Autoimmune encephalitis – Anti-NMDAR and beyond

On July 26th, EUROIMMUN US organizes a webinar on autoimmune encephalitis. The presenter will be Maarten Titulaer, PhD, professor for neurology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. Previously, he worked with Prof. Josep Dalmau, who first described the anti-NMDAR encephalitis, at the universities of Pennsylvania and Barcelona, investigating anti-NMDAR and anti-LGI1 antibodies. Registration for the webinar


Sensitive and specific CSF biomarkers for the diagnostics of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the bête noire of aging. It is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of neurons and synapses. Brain areas involved in memory, cognitive functions, speech capability and spatial orientation are affected in particular. The result is dementia: a diminishing memory, disturbances of speech and disorientation which lead to major problems in coping

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