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Non-neuronal cells – A final symposium report


The last scientific session for the symposium was on non-neuronal cells and comprised of speakers from around the world. Professor Hugh Perry (Southampton, UK) gave the first presentation. He discussed the commonality between various neurodegenerative diseases and the role inflammation, microglia and macrophages play. In neurodegeneration, microglia proliferate and are primed by the molecules CSF-1…… Continue reading Non-neuronal cells – A final symposium report

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Murine models – A report from Brussels


Linda Greensmith from UCL, UK and Bradley Turner from the Florey Institute, Australia chaired one of the final sessions for Saturday on Murine Models. With the number of causative genes increasing over the last 20 years it is critical to understand the disease mechanism for each gene to progress understanding of the disease and more…… Continue reading Murine models – A report from Brussels

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Session 6A : Cell Biology and Pathology


Much of the symposium this year involved discussions on the disease associated proteins of MND. This session specifically focussed on the cellular biology and resultant pathology that arises as a consequence of the aberrant functioning of these proteins.The session started with an interesting talk by Dr Baralle who has uncovered the key sites on the…… Continue reading Session 6A : Cell Biology and Pathology

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Copper Room with a View – End of Life Discussions


Posted on behalf of George Aynsley (Liverpool, UK): In my final post from the symposium, I report on the End of Life Discussion session: This was a fascinating session as it brought 3 superb international speakers into the forum. Given the varying legality of euthanasia across countries, a discussion highlighting differing approaches was elucidating. I…… Continue reading Copper Room with a View – End of Life Discussions

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Copper Room with a View – Care Practice


Posted on behalf of George Aynsley (Liverpool, UK): In my second post, I report back on the Care Practice session: Digitalisation As we succumb to the digital age, recognising how it infiltrates all aspects of how we practise healthcare, being wary of the pros and cons, means we can utilise it and apply it in…… Continue reading Copper Room with a View – Care Practice