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Paving the way to new therapies for neurodegenerative disease: Front Row lecture with Sandra Encalada, PhD
Learning, memory and behavior depend on the continuous movement of valuable cellular components along axons, narrow nerve fibers through which neurons send signals to other neurons. But when this transport system fails, molecular traffic jams can cause neuronal damage associated with diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and prion disorders. In this Front Row lecture, Scripps Research associate professor Sandra Encalada will share how her lab is unraveling the cellular pathways that lead to the formation of toxic protein clumps seen at traffic jams inside brain cells undergoing neurodegeneration. Her breakthroughs are transforming the way scientists view brain health and identifying new molecules that could treat, and even reverse, complex neurological conditions.

Take a seat in the front row and listen as some of the world’s foremost scientists introduce you to the innovative medicines and treatments headed your way from Scripps Research. Each one-hour virtual lecture is free and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Learn more at frontrow.scripps.edu.

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Scripps Research is an independent, nonprofit biomedical institute ranked the most influential in the world for its impact on innovation. Based in La Jolla, California, we are advancing human health through profound discoveries that address pressing medical concerns around the globe.

Feb 15, 2023 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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