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Mad Cow Disease, Prions and
Why There’s No Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Glenn Millhauser, Ph. D., is a distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSC. He uses biophysical methods to study neurological proteins, their cofactors and how misregulation contributes to disease. He will discuss the medical implications of this research on prion protein (PrP). This highly abundant protein of the central nervous system is essential for neuron health and maintenance. “Our findings may lead to new therapeutic approaches for prion and related neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease,” says Dr. Millhauser.

Thursday • February 7
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

Dr. Glen Millhauser is head of the Millhauser Lab. He has won numerous awards for both his research and teaching, and published over 100 papers.

Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

We invite you to join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other!

For more information contact pro@santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717

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