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  • Mitochondrial Function as a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer's Disease

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    New York Academy of Sciences Conference Center

    Presented by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, the Brain Dysfunction Discussion Group and The New York Academy of Sciences

    Growing evidence indicates that mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the key intracellular mechanisms associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. The role of mitochondria as regulators of energy metabolism and cell death pathways makes it crucial to neuronal cell survival or death. The goal of this conference is to critically examine potential drug therapeutics for mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. Recent findings from basic, clinical, and translational research will be presented in a forum designed to stimulate discussion of mitochondrial function and its relationship to age-related neurodegenerative disease, in particular, Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment.

    Networking reception to follow.

    Photo credit: Odra Noel