At SupplySide West, Thursday, November 8, from 3-3:50 p.m., Dr. Guosong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., one of the leading worldwide experts in cognitive health and developer of Magtein™, will present a seminar entitled, A novel approach to Alzheimer’s disease and the role of brain magnesium. Dr. Liu will also speak on this topic at the AIDP booth #20014 on Wednesday, November 7, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m.
Dr. Liu is president and founder of the Center for Learning and Memory, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and Adjunct Full Professor of the Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas Austin. Dr Liu, summarizing 10 years of research from MIT, will review different magnesium compounds and their ability to increase the brain’s magnesium level. The seminar will be held in the Sands Convention Center, Level 1, Marco Polo Room 701.
Magnesium compounds differ significantly in brain bioavailability, thus their ability to increase synaptic plasticity that leads to increased memory and cognitive function. Dr. Liu will review the biochemistry and the signaling mechanisms behind this astonishing new development in cognitive function and the effect of magnesium l-threonate on Alzheimer’s disease in animal models as well as the recent study on examining the magnesium level of Alzheimer’s patients’ families.
Dr. Liu is an investigator at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and is a former professor at the department of brain and cognitive science and the department of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Liu was awarded the Edward J. Poitras professorship and received a total of $5 million research funding while at MIT. He received his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from UCLA with postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is a member of the National Scientific Advisory Council in American Federation for Aging Research and a Distinguished Fellow in Neuroscience Colloquium.
Age-dependent memory decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is closely associated with the loss of synaptic connections in the human brain. Diet, in conjunction with environmental factors, has a crucial role in shaping brain cognitive capacity. Studies suggest that enhancement of plasticity in certain brain regions such as the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and/or hippocampus might enhance the efficacy of cognitive therapy. Magnesium has been implicated in many of the brain functions from pain relief to sleeplessness.
Discovered by a group of scientists at MIT, and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, studies on Magtein, sold exclusively by AIDP, Inc., have been published in prestigious journals of neuroscience – Neuron (January 2010) and The Journal of Neuroscience (October 2011). Magtein, which has self-affirmed GRAS status, is the only form of magnesium proven to significantly increase brain magnesium levels. Furthermore, animal research showed Magtein improved short-term and long-term memory as well as spatial recognition.
Dr. Liu will present a condensed version of the talk at the AIDP Supply Side West booth #22014 on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.