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Change Your Mind

This venue has step-free access, and limited car parking.
The venue are happy for you to order in your favorite take-away.
Past event - 2018
15 May Doors: 19:00
Talks from 19:30-21:30
North Brewing Company, Unit 6, Taverners Walk Industrial Estate, Sheepscar Grove,
Leeds LS7 1AH
Sold Out!
From cognitive degeneration to cognitive enhancement, the speakers for this night will tour you through the spectrum of things that can affect your thinking. Come discover the mechanisms behind the highs and lows of brain function.

 

Amyloid diseases: the quest for the cure

Dr Nicolas Guthertz (Post Doctoral Researcher in School of Molecular & Cellular Biology)
Amyloid diseases are a great social and economic burden, with ailments such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's becoming more prevalent in an ageing population. There are currently very few effective treatments, so understanding the molecular mechanisms by which they act is crucial in aiding the design of effective drugs and treatments.
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Stopping an enzyme could stop aging of the brain

Dr. Steven Clapcote (Lecturer in Pharmacology)
@ClapcoteS
Dampening down an enzyme - phosphodiesterase 4B - in young adult mice caused enhanced learning and memory. Is this effect the same in old mice? And, if so, could we apply these findings to humans to fix the effects of old age in the brain? This speaker will explain how this enzyme can affect cognition and how this could open the possibility of future research on humans.
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