How Close are We to Real Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (Buck Inst., Seminar July 10)

Upcoming Seminar
at the Buck Institute

JOIN US: Wednesday, July 10 at 11am (PT)
In-person and on Zoom

How Close are We to Real Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases?

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
10:30 a.m. Doors Open
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Presentation and Discussion
Zoom option available

Register at this link Here ($10):

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What’s the next seminar about?
Pharmaceutical companies have spent billions of dollars looking for cures for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Why have their efforts failed? What is the outlook for real disease-altering drugs, and what can we do to preserve our brain health in the meantime? We will sort out where we stand in the quest.

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Do you know if one gets access if they pay for it, but cannot attend? I’m working in the ER that day, and would love to see this.

To be honest I think they just throw up the videos of these seminars onto their Youtube channel for everyone - so if you miss it, and don’t mind waiting a few weeks, I think you can see it for free sometime after the seminar at this channel:


Here is the video:

How Close are We to Real Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases?

and another new Buck Institute video

Luigi Ferrucci: Resilience as Medicine

Few people have as much experience with patient care and long-term research as the celebrated geriatrician and epidemiologist Luigi Ferrucci. Listen in as he speaks with Gordon about his journey from acute care to population studies, the effective design of clinical trials, and moving towards predictive medicine so we can use our natural resilience to maintain health as we age.

Dr. Luigi Ferrucci is a geriatrician and an epidemiologist who conducts research on the causal pathways leading to progressive physical and cognitive decline in older persons. In September 2002, he became the Chief of the Longitudinal Studies Section at NIA and the Director of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging. Dr. Ferrucci received a Medical Degree and Board Certification in 1980, a Board Certification in Geriatrics in 1982 and Ph.D. in Biology and Pathophysiology of Aging in 1998 at the University of Florence, Italy. Between 1985 and 2002 he was Chief of Geriatric Rehabilitation at the Department of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology at the Italian National Institute of Aging. During the same period, he collaborated with the NIA Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry where he spent several periods as Visiting Scientist at NIH. Dr. Ferrucci has made major contributions in the design of many epidemiological studies conducted in the U.S. and in Europe, including the AKEA study of Centenarians in Sardinia and the Women’s Health and Aging Study. He was also the Principal Investigator of the InCHIANTI study, a longitudinal study conducted in the Chianti Geographical area (Tuscany, Italy) looking at risk factors for mobility disability in older persons. In 2002, Dr. Ferrucci refined the design of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging to focus on the Geroscience Hypothesis, which states the pace of biological aging is the root cause of many age-related chronic diseases, as well as physical and cognitive disability. He has made major contributions to the literature and is one of the most cited scientists in the field of aging. Dr. Ferrucci has been Scientific Director at NIA since May 2011

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