The Scientist Webinar - Are All Neurodegenerative Diseases Made Equal?

Various neurodegenerative processes result in the development of diseases like Alzheimer’s (AD), Parkinson’s (PD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and, arguably, multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite the vast amount of research, drug discovery initiatives, and promising clinical trials over the years, these diseases remain incurable. However, progress to date has uncovered that such diseases may be mechanistically related. Atypical protein assembly resulting in plaque formation is a common pathological finding in both AD and PD, while neuronal death is a primary (ALS) or secondary (MS) hallmark of disease. For a detailed look at the underlying mechanisms that drive the spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases, The Scientist is bringing together a panel of experts to share their research, discuss current therapeutic approaches, and to offer their insights. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with experts, ask questions, and seek advice on topics related to their research. Topics to be covered: The molecular and mechanistic similarities and differences between neurodegenerative diseases Whether primary and secondary neurodegeneration distinctions are based on biology
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 2:30pm
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