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Guest Talk by Professor Yori Gidron II

Tuesday 3 September 2013 the PET-centre and CFIN are hosting two guest talks by Professor of behavior medicine at Free University of Brussels, Belgium Yori Gidron.

2013.08.16 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Date Tue 03 Sep
Time 15:00 16:00
Location DNC Auditorium, Aarhus University Hospital, Building 10G, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C

Yori Gidron

Professor of behavior medicine at Free University of Brussels, Belgium

The role of the vagus nerve in cancer modulation.

Yori Gidron, Professor of behavior medicine, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, will in the present talk provides evidence for the hypothesis that vagal nerve activity reduces the risk of major diseases. These diseases include cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease and the metabolic syndrome. Three basic mechanisms contribute to such illnesses: local oxidative stress and DNA damage, inflammatory reactions and excessive sympathetic responses, all of which are inhibited by vagal nerve activity. By proposing an integrative neurobiological model of major diseases, identifying people at risk for, and treating patients with, such diseases may be done more efficiently. This proposed disease paradigm may have important preventative and therapeutic implications, whose clinical effects need to be investigated.

All interested are very welcome to attend the guest talk in the DNC Auditorium.


For further information about the two guest talks, please contact:

Michael Winterdahl, PET-centre (mw@pet.auh.dk) or
Trine Gjerløff, CFIN (trine@cfin.dk)

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