Prof. A. David Smith, Honorary Associate Director of the Unit, will present at The Nansen Neruoscience Lectures 2012. The lectures, commorating the fundamental contribution of Fridtjof Nansen to neuroscience, will be held on the 10th October 2012 at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo.
Prof. Smith's lecture will be entitled, "Slowing progression in Alzheimer's disease by loweing homocysteine– evidence from neuroimaging."
David Smith, Honorary Associate Director of the Unit and Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford and his team has shown that large doses of three B vitamins (folic acid, vitamins B12 and B6) specifically slow the shrinkage of the brain areas vulnerable to dementia by as much as 90 per cent.
Use of stem cells for dopamine cell replacement in Parkinson's disease.
Cell-type specific regulation of interneuronal microcircuits in the cortex
Professor Ivan Soltesz, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California Irvine. http://www.anatomy.uci.edu/soltesz.html delivered the 7th David Smith Lecture on the 6th March 2012, followed by dinner at Brasenose College.