Alzheimer Research Forum reports on the highlights of the Society of Neuroscience conference

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Between 17-21 October 2009, the 39th annual conference of the Society of Neuroscience drew some 30,500 people to the great city of Chicago, which was more balmy than windy for the occasion. Your Alzforum reporters have been busy roaming the halls, buttonholing scientists for their comments on the presentations, and putting together reports on the most significant advances. This year's stories:

Axonal Transport Not So Fast in Neurodegenerative Disease
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2274

Tau and α-Synuclein Oligomers Follow Aβ Footsteps
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2276

Nicotinic AChRs: α4β2 Iffy for AD, More Promise With α7?
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2277

Move Over, Agonists; Make Way for Modulators
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2278

Nicotinic AChRs—Mechanistic Basis for New Drug Discovery?
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2279

AD and Epilepsy—Joined at the Synapse?
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2283

AD and Epilepsy—Lessons from the Clinic, Animal
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2284

New Technologies Help Drugs Cross Blood-Brain Barrier
http://www.alzforum.org/new/detail.asp?id=2286

Source Alzheimer Research Forum

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