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Institute of Neuropathology

The Institute of Neuropathology (INP) of the Service of Pathologic Anatomy of the Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge is composed of several laboratories located at the University Hospital of Bellvitge (Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge: HUB and HUB-P3); Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona (UB); and Hospital Duran i Reynals (DiR), all of them at the Bellvitge campus, in Hospitalet de LLobregat (Barcelona), Catalonia, Spain.

INP belongs to IDIBELL (Institute of Biomedicine composed of the HUB, UB and Catalan Institute of Oncology) and to the Biopol (biomedical and biotechnology cluster of health care facilities, knowledge-generating institutions, research centers and companies from the life sciences and health sectors).

INP is also a member of CIBERNED (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas: Spanish National Network for the Study of Neurodegenerative Diseases).

What we do

  • Clinical and diagnostic neuropathology of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, and diseases of muscle
  • Research on the causes and mechanisms of Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other degenerative, inflammatory and vascular diseases causing cognitive impairment and dementia, movement disorders and muscle wasting
  • Teaching of basic aspects of neurological diseases, and methods and techniques currently employed to unveil morphological and molecular defects

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