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The Science of Aging—Understanding Alzheimer Disease Risk Factors

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Join Dr. Timothy Huang from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute as he shares his latest research on Alzheimer's.

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Memory loss and dementia in Alzheimer's disease normally occurs in patients at age 60+. However, inherited forms of Alzheimer's accelerate the dementia timeline, and memory loss appears in patients as young as 40. Research comparing genes in both the inherited and non-inherited forms of Alzheimer’s have provided researchers with important information about what contributes to the disease. These new insights might allow us to find ways to slow or reverse the changes that cause memory loss and dementia. Join Dr. Timothy Huang as he shares more about this important research and what we have learned so far.

Timothy Huang completed his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary (Canada) under Dr. Dallan Young, studying kinase pathways involved in mediating cell polarity in yeast. He studied mechanisms underlying actin cytoskeletal dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease at Scripps with Dr. Gary Bokoch (La Jolla), before joining Dr. Huaxi Xu's laboratory in 2012/2013.

This is the second lecture in a five-part series called "The Science of Aging Lecture Series" presented in partnership by the Fleet Science Center and the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. These talks take place virtually on the first Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. from January through May 2021. Cost: $5-$20. This is the complete line up of this lecture series:

January 6, 2021 , Peter Adams, Ph.D. on "Healthy Aging To Prevent Cancer"

February 3, 2021, Timothy Huang, Ph. D. on "What We Can Learn From Alzheimer's Disease Risk Factors"

March 3, 2021 , Karen Ocorr, Ph. D. on "How The Heart Ages"

April 7, 2021, Francesca Marassi, Ph. D. on "Seeing Is Believing: Preventing Vision Loss As We Age"

May 5, 2021, Alessandra Sacco, Ph.D. on "Staying Strong As We Age"

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