New Insights into the causes of Alzheimer's Disease – 22 September 2005
Prof. Jonathan Stone , Director, Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU, ACT
An introduction to Dr Cullen's presentation through an overview of scientific thinking about the causes of AD since Alzheimer identified the condition early in the C20th . This talk was also presented by Professor Stone on ABC Radio National's "Ockham's Razor" program on 17 September 2005.
Dr Karen Cullen, Lecturer, Dept of Anatomy and Histology, University of Sydney
Dr Cullen outlines her current work identifying the earliest events of AD which suggests a new road for devising realistic and immediate measures to prevent Alzheimer's disease . Some of the information you will find in this presentation has also appeared in the following articles by Dr Cullen and associates.
Cullen KM, Kócsi Z and Stone J, 2006. Microvascular pathology in the aging human brain: Evidence that senile plaques are sites of microhaemorrhages. Neurobiology of Aging. in press, doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2005.1010.1016.
Cullen KM, Kócsi Z and Stone J, 2005. Vascular relationships of haem-rich deposits in the aging cerebral cortex. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. 25, 1656-1667. and was the focus of ABC TV program Catalyst on 6 April 2006.