Surprising links exist between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease, and researchers are beginning to unpack the pathology that connects the two. Hear leading scientists announce their new findings at Neuroscience 2019, the world's largest source of emerging news and cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system.
Watch a press conference on Alzheimer's disease Oct. 20, 2019, 10:30 a.m. CDT via live stream or in person in Chicago. Credentialed media receive complimentary registration to Neuroscience 2019 and access to online and on-site press rooms, top neuroscientists, embargoed press materials, and special events, providing a rich collection of news and feature possibilities.
Untangling the Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease
Sunday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CDT
Glucose is a crucial energy source needed for healthy brain functioning, and disruptions in its metabolism have been implicated in both diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. New research is investigating the link between these diseases. Researchers will discuss how diet and excess blood glucose influence Alzheimer's pathology, as well as how our new understanding can lead to new therapies targeting glucose pathways.
About the Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 37,000 members in more than 90 countries and over 130 chapters worldwide.