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Heiko and Eva Braak


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German anatomists, Frankfurt.

Biography of Heiko and Eva Braak

Heiko Braak and Eva Braak (1939-2000) were professors at the anatomical institute of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, and in charge of a group investigating new techniques in the study of degenerative changes of the brain. Eva Braak died in 2000 and Heiko Braak is officially retired from teaching and administrative duties at the univiversitt, but has been appointed to a senior research position (for life) at the anatomical institute (information per September 2007).

In addition to the landmark article in Acta Neuropathologica in 1991 regarding the neuropathological staging of Alzheimer's disease, Heiko Braak in 2003 published a neuropathological staging protocoll for sporadic Parkinson's disease,

We thank these for information submitted:

Thomas Michael and Grace E. Jacobs
Kelly Del Tredici, MD, PhD, Germany.


  • H. Braak:
    The allocortex Architectonics of the human telencephalic cortex.
    New York, Springer-Verlag, 1980: 26-42.
  • H. Braak, E. Braak:
    On areas of transition between entorhinal allocortex and temporal isocortex in the human brain. Normal morphology and lamina-specific pathology in Alzheimer's disease.
    Acta neuropathologica, Berlin, 1985, 68: 325-32.
  • E. Braak, B. Strotkamp, H. Braak:
    Parvalbumin-immunoreactive structures in the hippocampus of the human adult.
    Cell and Tissue Research, Berlin, 1991, 264: 33-48.
  • H. Braak, E. Braak:
    Neuropathological staging of Alzheimer-related changes.
    Acta neuropathologica, Berlin, 1991, 82: 239-259.
  • H. Braak, E. Braak:
    The human entorhinal cortex: normal morphology and lamina-specific pathology in various diseases.
    Neuroscience Research, Shannon, 1992, 15: 6-31.
  • H. Braak, E. Braak:
    Staging of Alzheimer's disease-related neurofibrillary changes.
    Neurobiology of Aging, 1995, 16: 271-278.
  • H. Braak, E. Braak:
    Evolution of the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease.
    Acta neurologica scandinavica. Supplementum, Copenhagen, 1996, 165: 3-12.
  • H. Braak, E. Braak:
    Argyrophilic grain disease: frequency of occurrence in different age categories and neuropathological diagnostic criteria.
    Journal of Neural Transmission, Wien, 1998, 105: 801-819.
  • Eva Braak (1939-2000).
    Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 2001, 3 (4): 433-434.
  • H. Braak, K. Del Tredici, U. Rüb, R. Aa.I. de Vos, E. N. H. Jansen Steur, E. Braak†:
    Staging of brain pathology related to sporadic Parkinson's disease.
    Neurobiology of Aging, Fayetteville, N.Y, 2003, 24:197-211.

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