Lyceum Society: Alzheimer's Disease Update
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Please Note: The April 18th Lyceum Society meeting* will be held at:
Located at the NY Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
*This event is not affiliated with the NY Open Center.
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome. All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM
Wegner's Continental Drift Controversy
Speaker: Stuart Kurtz, PhD
Stuart Kurtz graduated from MIT with an SB in Chemical Engineering, and from Princeton with an MS, an MA and a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He taught at RPI and in Brazil as Professor Titular ia n Materials Engineering. This was followed by a career in industry accumulating around 30 patents and numerous papers. He now focuses on Philosophy and Science and climbing mountains because they are there.
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Update
Speaker: Arline Cohn, PhD
This update will include a review of the genetics, gene variants and other factors that influence the pathogenesis of AD, including inflammation, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. The pathologic changes in AD, the attempts at treatment, the failures and current research will also be discussed. A glossary and copies of the slides will be available.
Arline Cohn, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Biology at CUNY. She received an MA in physiology from Hunter and a PhD in anatomy and cell biology from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has been a member of the faculty at Downstate, Hunter, City College and York, where she has taught anatomy, physiology, histology, immunology and the biology of aging. She has been a consultant for NIH and for several years was Program Director of the NIH sponsored Minority Biomedical Research Program at York, which launched the careers of several outstanding young scientists and physicians. Her research, supported by NIH and PSC-CUNY has appeared in the Journal of Immunological Methods, Immunology Today, Clinical and Experimental Immunology and Arthritis and Rheumatism., Her previous lectures to the Lyceum Society featured Current Theories of Aging, Epigenetics, RNA Inhibition, Telomeres, TOR, Memory and Prions.
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