TRACKING OUR BRAINS AND OUR GAINS
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) causes memory problems by making synapses disappear. Synapse loss is attributed to the accumulation of a toxic protein, amyloid, but some people have high levels of amyloid without memory loss. Studying these “resilient” individuals could lead to drugs that boost resilience. Wearable devices and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) are revolutionizing healthcare, collecting vast amounts of data for analysis. Are we prepared to embrace this technology?
ABOUT PINT OF SCIENCE
Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation that has grown astronomically over the few years since two people decided to share their research in the pub. Although our mission has expanded, our core values remain the same: to provide a space for researchers and members of the public alike to come together, be curious, and chat about research in a relaxed environment outside of mysterious laboratories or daunting dark lecture theatres. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond. Our missions and visions are based around the people that matter most: our audience, volunteers, speakers, and our wider research community.