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4th Annual NIA-AA Symposium: Enabling Precision Medicine for AD Through Open Science

October 27 – 28, 2021
10:00am – 3:00pm EDT

Purpose and Background

This live, virtual symposium will feature an array of NIA-supported translational research programs that employ precision medicine principles and open-science practices to:

Graphic of a strand of DNA that represents one gene; zeros, ones and ACGTGATCCTG, which represent nucleotides, are in the background.
PSAP gene found important for a neuron’s survival
An NIA-supported research team discovered that the PSAP gene is needed for a neuron’s survival in oxidative stress conditions.
Middle-aged woman jogging outside, wearing ear buds.
Hormone links exercise with cognitive benefits
Researchers found that irisin, an exercise-induced hormone, improves cognitive performance in mice.