Other Southampton events

Making up my mind: where are my neurons?

Past event - 2016
25 May Doors open 6.30PM
Event 7:00-9.30PM
The Ship Inn, 41 Old Redbridge Road,
Southampton SO15 0NN
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What actually happens to your brain when you have dementia? How close are researchers to pinpointing what goes wrong and developing new treatments? Come along, find out and let us put your brain to the test.Pint of Science & Elsevier pub quiz prizes. Kindly sponsored by: Alzheimer's Research UK, Elsevier & the Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS) - http://www.southampton.ac.uk/ifls/index.page - of the University of Southampton. The Ship Inn has a car park, is a few minutes walk from Redbridge train station and is served by several bus services from the city centre.  

Alzheimer’s: can we cure it?

Our brain is the most exciting organ of all. It allows us to talk, sing, paint and many other things that make us human beings. But these features come at a price: we suffer from diseases like Alzheimer’s, which erases all the things in our brain that make us so special. But, what can science do to fight this devastating disease off? How far are we from finding a cure for Alzheimer’s? In his talk, Diego will talk us about what causes our brain to degenerate and how research is getting closer to tackling Alzheimer’s.

Dementia is a disease of building up waste in the brain

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, affects more than 850,000 people in the UK alone and costs £17 billion annually in care and treatment. Our results show that tiny channels about a millionth of the thickness of a strand of hair in the walls of the blood vessels of our brain are the pathways for drainage of waste from the brain. By protecting these channels and understanding how they work we will also be able to protect our community from developing dementia.
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