Science Exploration Series: Notre Dame Drug Discovery – Fighting cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases

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Location: 101 Jordan Hall of Science

Brian Blagg, Ph.D., director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development, will share how certain types of proteins in the cell can be offensive or defensive. While on offense, they can play a protective role and be useful for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neuropathies. However, these proteins can also stimulate cancer growth and require the defensive approach of inhibiting their function to treat cancer.

Free and open to the public.