November: How the Immune System affects Brain Disease

Date: Monday 11th November
Speaker: Prof David Brough, School of Biological Sciences at University of Manchester.

How the Immune System affects Brain Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Globally there are currently 50 million people with dementia and this is predicted to increase to 152 million by 2050. There is no effective treatment. The Brough lab works to understand how the immune system affects the progression of dementia. The immune system protects the body against infection. However, as we age our control of our immune responses becomes less and inappropriate immune activation during disease can actually cause a disease to become worse. This is the case in Alzheimer’s disease. Through understanding the immune mechanisms at play we can learn how to target and manipulate them and try to develop new ways of treating dementia

Begins 6.30pm prompt at the Vale Inn, Adlington Road, Bollington. All welcome, no charge. Arrive early to be sure of a seat.

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