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19:00 - 21:00
Vejen Gymnasium & HF
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Vejen Bibliotek, i samarbejde med Vejen Gymnasium & HF og Rødding Bio
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Livestream fra AU: Alzheimer, a complex disease is decrypted

Vejen Bibliotek er samarbejdspartner med Vejen Gymnasium & HF og Rødding Bio om at livestreame de offentlige foredrag i naturvidenskab fra Aarhus Universitet. Foredragene er gratis og interessante, og de bliver vist simultantt på Vejen Gymnasium og i Rødding Bio, medmindre andet er anført.

OBS: This lecture is taught in English/Foredraget afholdes på engelsk og VISES KUN PÅ VEJEN GYMNASIUM & HF

Om foredraget:

No other disease is threatening our society as much as Alzheimer’s disease. Every three seconds someone on our planet is hit by Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050 we expect more than 131 million Alzheimer’s patients worldwide! Thus, we urgently need treatment to prevent a collapse of our ageing society. The only way to reach this ambitious goal is a detailed understanding of the mechanisms, which destroy our memory. In all Alzheimer’s brains, clumps of poisonous proteins, so called plaques and tangles, are deposited and kill our nervous cells. 

Christian Haass will demonstrate that based on the discoveries of these mechanisms, treatment strategies have been developed aiming to slow or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Such approaches can indeed prevent the accumulation of plaques in human patients, but so far they fail to stop the memory loss. Is this a disaster indicating that scientists have worked on the wrong mechanisms? Christian Haass does not think so, he will rather demonstrate that plaque deposition starts decades before clinicians observe any memory decline.

Om foredragsholderen:

Professor Christian Haass is the latest recipient of the greatest prize in brain research, The Brain Prize.
We are happy to announce that he will give the associated public lecture 'The Brain Prize public lecture' at this lecture series: Offentlige foredrag i Naturvidenskab (Public Lectures in Natural Science).
In the lecture, he will talk about the research that led to him being awarded the prize.