Neuroimaging Discoveries of Protein and Circuit Convergence in Aging and Disease

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 230A (San Jose Convention Center)
William Jagust, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Science is faced with solving the mysteries of how alterations in brain function in aging are related to protein disruption that occurs in normal aging and Alzheimerís disease. Advanced neuroimaging now provides ways to visualize these proteins in living people. New relationships between specific protein accumulation and neural function are being revealed, with evidence for both disruption and circuit reorganization that underlie the brainís effort to compensate in the face of aging and disease.