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Do you know anyone with dementia? With about 850,000 people affected in the UK alone it is very likely that you do. During our “Dissecting dementia evening” our speakers will present their research on potential causes and treatments. Join us for an exciting evening to find out whether you should avoid those headers when playing football, and come to look at some brilliant brain sections.
Research efforts for a novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease ?
Professor Andrew Tobin heads a research group that works closely with the pharmaceutical industry to discover new ways to treat neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. He will explain how his team use novel methods and approaches to find new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s disease that help treat the symptoms and slow the disease progression. Treating Alzheimer has proven to be very challenging in the past. Professor Tobin will explain why, and what to realistically expect from new drugs in the future.
Sports concussion and dementia: what to believe?
Dr Josie Fullerton joined the Glasgow Brain Injury Research Group in 2016. Currently, Josie is studying human brain tissue from people who have experience traumatic brain injuries, such as sport concussions, to find out what the acute and long-term consequences are. Josie has a keen interest in public engagement and science communication. At Pint of Science, she will explain the latest findings on how sport concussions many cause long term damage to your brain, and potentially lead to neurodegenerative disease.