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The Biology of Aging: Novel Drug Targets for Neurodegenerative Disease

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The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, U.S.A.
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Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Key pathways within the biology of aging may represent important targets to develop novel and effective disease-modifying drugs to treat, delay, or prevent Alzheimer's and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. In this one-day conference, experts will present major recent advances in aging biology that represent important opportunities for drug discovery for Alzheimer's and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. The first half of the day will focus on the basic biology of aging-related pathways, with one session on major circuits and a second session on novel targets and pathways. The second half of the day will focus on drug development programs for neurodegenerative disease based on targets identified from aging biology, including recent scientific advances in the science of autophagy, mitochondrial health, inflammation, and protein homeostasis. Call for Poster Abstracts Abstract submissions are invited from early career investigators for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, email BiologyofAging@nyas.org with 'Abstract Information' in the subject line. There is no need to type a message, as full instructions will be forwarded automatically. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 p.m. ET, April 4, 2014. All abstracts will be reviewed and submitters will be notified by April 11 if they are invited to bring their poster to the symposium.