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November 2, 2012

11:00 AM at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio - Long Campus, Holly Auditorium.
Reception follows in the Holly foyer for those attending the lecture.

Featuring Stanley B. Prusiner, MD, Nobel Laureate and Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Prusiner is internationally recognized for discovering an unprecedented class of pathogens he named prions. These infectious proteins cause neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. His research focuses on deciphering prions and developing drugs aimed at hindering neurodegeneration in debilitating prion-related diseases that plague the elderly.

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