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    News Update – April 8, 2022

    Good News

    The British Journal of Anaesthesia published an editorial on a recent paper written by several Duke researchers on neurocognitive and neuroimaging trajectories following surgery in APOE4 carriers vs. non carriers.


    Modeling Basic Mechanisms of Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in Vitro and in Silico
    National Institute on Aging

    Target Audience:
    Researchers interested in learning more about modeling basic mechanisms of brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease in vitro and in silico are invited to join this virtual workshop.


    • April 27, 2022, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ET
    • April 28, 2022, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ET

    Purpose and Goals:

    • What can in vitro “AD-in-a-dish” or population-level “village-in-a-dish” approaches tell us about the underlying mechanisms driving brain aging and Alzheimer’s?
    • To what extent are human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and brain organoids reflective of their donors’ age, neuropathology, and cognitive status?
    • How might in vitro research intersect with simulated models and computational approaches to help us understand mechanisms driving brain aging and Alzheimer’s in silico?
    • How can existing structures be leveraged to evaluate the neuroethical considerations accompanying this type of research?

    Learn more >

    Call for SLAM-DUNC Abstracts

    The Duke-UNC ADRC is now accepting abstract submissions for our first Symposium for Learning about Alzheimer’s disease-related Medical Research at Duke and UNC, also known as SLAM-DUNC. The symposium, to be held on June 24 – 25 at the Duke Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center, is designed to be a valuable professional development and networking opportunity for early-career investigators from all five partner institutions: Duke, UNC, North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and East Carolina University.

    We would love to see abstracts from all institutions and from a variety of career levels, including undergraduates. Submission deadline is Tuesday, May 3. If you have questions, please contact Jillian Hurst at jillian.hurst@duke.eduLearn more >


    April 21, 6 – 7:30pm

    UNC neurologist, Heidi Roth, MD, (Clinical Core) will present “Understanding Frontotemporal Dementia and Primary Progressive Aphasias” as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Under the Dementia Umbrella series . Register >

    April 26, 1 – 2pm

    Duke-UNC ADRC All Hands Meeting for faculty and staff.

    April 28, 4 – 5pm

    ADRC IDEAS Forum – “Deciphering the aged tau species that evolve during normal aging”
    Jui-Heng (Henry) Tseng, Lead Research Scientist, UNC Dept. of Neurology

    The IDEAS Forum is a dynamic, trainee-oriented series sponsored by the Duke/UNC ADRC to catalyze Alzheimer’s disease research among early-career investigators. Join our listserv >

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