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Professor Kwangwook Cho
University of Bristol
Ageing in the brain can lead to major forms of cognitive impairments, broadly described as dementia. There are around 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, with national costs of £23 billion a year. By 2040, with an increasing proportion of elderly persons in the population, the costs are likely to treble. Unfortunately, there is currently no clear solution as to how to slow down brain ageing and provide an effective care system. Understanding the biological and physiological functions of molecules within the brain is a critical step in uncovering the mechanisms of accelerated brain ageing that pertain to the vast socioeconomic burden of dementia. We aim to investigate the actions and interactions of specific molecules that determine the development of Alzheimer’s disease and use them as a target for effective therapeutic design.
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