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Collective Thought at Its Best: Let’s Contemplate the Centennial

WEBINAR 2009-11-29 One hundred years ago, in January of 1907, Alois Alzheimer published his landmark paper about Auguste D. This is a perfect time to sit back and contemplate the field’s past accomplishments and future challenges. The Alzforum editors have compiled some ...

The Role of Insulin Resistance in Brain Aging and Dementia

WEBINAR 2009-11-06 Anyone gazing into a crystal ball about the future health status of Americans should be quite worried about the rapid rise of obesity, diabetes, and related metabolic disorders. Not only do these conditions impose a large direct burden on the nation' ...

Betwixt and Intermixed—Dementia With Lewy Bodies

WEBINAR 2009-06-15 On 15 June 2009, we hosted a Webinar discussion with slide presentations by Ian McKeith at Newcastle University, UK, James Leverenz at University of Washington, Seattle, James Galvin, Washington University, St. Louis, Brit Mollenhauer of Paracelsus-Elena ...

LOAD and eFAD—Different Diseases, Different Hypotheses?

WEBINAR 2009-03-05 On 5 March 2009, we held a Webinar/Live Discussion with a slide presentation by Scott Small and Karen Duff, and a subsequent panel discussion with John Morris at Washington University, St. Louis; Michael Wolfe of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; ...

Calcium in AD Pathogenesis

WEBINAR 2008-12-09 A Live Webinar Discussion was held on 29 October 2008, with presentations from Ilya Bezprozvanny, Beth Stutzmann, Kevin Foskett, Kim Green, and Brian Bacskai and Kishore Kuchibhotla. This live discussion began with a Webinar featuring a slide talk with ...

The Pathogen Hypothesis

WEBINAR 2008-11-24 June Kinoshita, with Brian Balin, Denah Appelt, Joseph Lyons, Ruth Itzhaki, and Curtis Dobson, led this live discussion on 1 July 2004. Readers are invited to submit additional comments by using our Comments form at the bottom of the page.   Itzhaki RF, ...

Leon Thal Symposium Webinar

WEBINAR 2008-11-04 On Monday, 27 October 2008, a live Webinar was held by Alzheimer’s research leaders on a national action plan to accelerate discoveries of treatments to prevent dementia. The plan will be presented to the 111th U.S. Congress in March 2009. Presentations ...

Early Detection of Alzheimer Disease—A Virtual Town Hall Meeting

WEBINAR 2008-07-09 On 9 July 2008, Alzforum held a Virtual Town Hall on a subject of tremendous strategic importance in the fight against Alzheimer disease: early detection. Alzforum was honored to welcome our guest moderator, Harold Varmus, Nobel laureate, former director ...

Mice on Trial? Issues in the Design of Drug Studies

WEBINAR 2008-06-02 Tiny and timid though it may be, the humble house mouse is not only one of the most successful mammalian species on Earth, but is also the dominant model organism for medical research, especially because of the ease with which it can be genetically ...

Targeting Tumor Necrosis Factor—A Therapeutic Strategy for AD

WEBINAR 2008-05-29 Recent experience with an anti-TNFα drug has made scientists suspect that inhibiting this proinflammatory cytokine may hold promise as a protective treatment for diseases that feature neuroinflammation, such as Alzheimer's. Yet it is unclear how best ...

Non-coding RNAs in Neurodegeneration

WEBINAR 2007-10-22 Peter T. Nelson led this Webinar from 12:00-1:30 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on Friday, 26 October 2007. Transcript: Participants: Peter Nelson (University of Kentucky), Ben Albensi (St. Boniface Res Ctr/Univ of Manitoba), Laura Turner (Eisai London Research ...

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