Julianne R. Brown

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Clinical, pathological and molecular genetic data are presented in two families in which 15 individuals have developed a progressive dementia. Clinical details are available in 10 individuals, neuropathological data in 2. Affected individuals presented between the ages of 43 and 59 years with personality change or memory loss. All individuals developed a(More)
Familial dementia with swollen achromatic neurons and corticobasal inclusion bodies is a neurodegenerative disease that resembles corticobasal degeneration. It is characterized by the presence of abundant neuronal and glial tau protein deposits. Here we describe a novel silent mutation in exon 10 of tau (N296N) in this familial dementia. By exon trapping,(More)
BACKGROUND An 18-month-old boy developed encephalopathy, for which extensive investigation failed to identify an etiology, 6 weeks after stem cell transplant. To exclude a potential infectious cause, we performed high-throughput RNA sequencing on brain biopsy. METHODS RNA-Seq was performed on an Illumina Miseq, generating 20 million paired-end reads.(More)
BACKGROUND Chlamydia trachomatis is a pathogen of worldwide importance, causing more than 100 million cases of sexually transmitted infections annually. Whole-genome sequencing is a powerful high resolution tool that can be used to generate accurate data on bacterial population structure, phylogeography and mutations associated with antimicrobial(More)
Routine childhood vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella has virtually abolished virus-related morbidity and mortality. Notwithstanding this, we describe here devastating neurological complications associated with the detection of live-attenuated mumps virus Jeryl Lynn (MuV(JL5)) in the brain of a child who had undergone successful allogeneic(More)
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