a C.N.R. & CDDconference, www.CDDconferences.eu
(Cell Death & Differentiation, published by Nature-Publishing-Group, www.nature.com/cdd)
Rome, May 18-20, 2009 Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, C.N.R., piazzale Aldo Moro. Roma
Special tribute to Rita Levi-Montalcini for her 100th birthday
Presented by Bertil Fredholm, President of the Nobel Assembly,Stockholm
The increasing incidence of neurodegenerative disorders represents a relevant public health problem, disrupting the quality of life for millions of people as well as costing billions of Euros every year. The recent progress in understanding the basic molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke and various other neurodegenerative diseases is providing new therapeutic approaches. Here, we bring together the most dynamic international scientists to discuss the advances in genetics, molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways contributing to neuronal dysfunction, neurotoxicity and pathology.