Stanford Scientist featured at Annual Spring Community Alzheimer’s Research Update

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD will be presenting at the Spring Community Alzheimer's Research Update in Houston, TX
Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD will be presenting at the Spring Community Alzheimer’s Research Update in Houston, TX

At this Spring’s Alzheimer’s Research Update We Explore:

Could the fountain of youth be inside of us, just waiting to be harnessed?

We are excited to welcome Dr. Wyss-Coray to our Spring Community Alzheimer’s Research Update. Dr. Wyss-Coray’s provocative research works to understand how the brain ages and changes when it experiences neurodegeneration like the kind caused by Alzheimer’s disease.  Particularly, Dr. Wyss-Coray’s lab studies how blood factors can change the brain way the brain functions at the molecular, cellular, and functional level.  Using both young and old mice, his lab has demonstrated that factors in the blood of young mice and help refresh and restore the brains of older mice.

Dr. Wyss-Coray’s work has garnered big interest in the scientific and economic community.  His findings on brain aging were voted the 2nd place Breakthrough of the Year in 2014 by Science Magazine and presented as a Global Ted Talk.  He also presented talks at the World Economic Forum and Google Zeitgeist.

Could young blood be the key to rejuvenating an aging brain?  

That’s the intriguing premise of the work of Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray, who is the co-director of the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Palo Alto, California.  On February 16th, the night before the Nantz National Alzheimer Center  Symposium, Dr. Wyss-Coray will present at the annual Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Spring Community Alzheimer’s Research Update, held at the Hope and Healing Center and Institute.  The event is free and open to the public.

What:  “Young Blood for Old Brains,” the Alzheimer’s Association Spring Community Alzheimer’s Research Update featuring Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray

Where:  Hope and Healing Center,  717 Sage Rd  Houston, TX  77056

When:  Thursday, February 16th   6:30–Registration  7 PM–Presentation

Register online now>>  or call 800.272.3900.

Community Alzheimer's Research Update Houston
Community Alzheimer’s Research Update Houston

 

Julie Kutac, PhD

Professional Education & Research Specialist Dr. Julie Kutac received her BS in Molecular Biology with a minor in Theology from Texas Lutheran University, her MA in Religious Studies from Rice University, and her PhD in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Kutac's research at Rice focused upon the ethics of memory and illness narratives that captured the subjective experience of Alzheimer's disease. At the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kutac continued to explore her interests in aging and elder care as a National Institute of Aging Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Sealy Center on Aging. Her dissertation focused upon suffering, the elderly, and ways that the medical humanities can improve the practitioner-patient relationship. Dr. Kutac currently works as the Professional Education and Research Specialist for the Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter. In this role, she educates health care practitioners and liaises with the Alzheimer's Association funded scientists in the Texas Medical Center.