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OSPPARIS 87: Understanding Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative diseases are a modern epidemic. Although many of these diseases were described more than 100 years ago, they remain untreatable. Why do these diseases preferentially affect older people? What are the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms? How can this knowledge be exploited to develop treatments? Seminar with discussions based on readings from the primary medical and scientific literature with emphasis on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), AKA Charcot disease, after the legendary 19th century Parisian neurologist who first described it. Field trips will explore Paris¿ rich history of medical and scientific discovery and interactions with local clinicians and researchers.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Kopito, R. (PI)
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