Epigenetics of Alzheimer's disease

September 28, 2011 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Epigenetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

This symposium will review current knowledge on the contribution of epigenetic modifications in the initiation and progress of Alzheimer’s disease with the goal of advancing basic knowledge and identifying new areas for therapeutic interventions.

A recent patent application (1) and a recent journal article that present similar information (2) make it more clear that pheromones and their effect on gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH)-directed levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) are responsible for adult neurogenesis associated with the conditioning of behavior. Unfortunately, there is no evidence in the program information listed in the link above that this recent information will be discussed. It is even more disappointing to me that the information is not typically discussed with regard to the conditioning of behavior associated with olfactory/pheromonal input across a lifetime of experience with food odors and with social odors. Now that some people are looking at applications of what is known about pheromones in anti-aging medicine (including applications associated with neural stem cell transplants) it might benefit even those of us who are aging well to learn more about the involvement of social odors in the normal aging process.

1.         S. Weiss, E. Enwere, L. Andersen, C. Gregg, USPTO, Ed. (2011).

2.         B. W.-M. Lau, S.-Y. Yau, K.-F. So, Cell Transplant 20, 21 (2011).


About James V. Kohl 1308 Articles
James Vaughn Kohl was the first to accurately conceptualize human pheromones, and began presenting his findings to the scientific community in 1992. He continues to present to, and publish for, diverse scientific and lay audiences, while constantly monitoring the scientific presses for new information that is relevant to the development of his initial and ongoing conceptualization of human pheromones. Recently, Kohl integrated scientific evidence that pinpoints the evolved neurophysiological mechanism that links olfactory/pheromonal input to genes in hormone-secreting cells of tissue in a specific area of the brain that is primarily involved in the sensory integration of olfactory and visual input, and in the development of human sexual preferences. His award-winning 2007 article/book chapter on multisensory integration: The Mind’s Eyes: Human pheromones, neuroscience, and male sexual preferences followed an award winning 2001 publication: Human pheromones: integrating neuroendocrinology and ethology, which was coauthored by disinguished researchers from Vienna. Rarely do researchers win awards in multiple disciplines, but Kohl’s 2001 award was for neuroscience, and his 2007 “Reiss Theory” award was for social science. Kohl has worked as a medical laboratory scientist since 1974, and he has devoted more than twenty-five years to researching the relationship between the sense of smell and the development of human sexual preferences. Unlike many researchers who work with non-human subjects, medical laboratory scientists use the latest technology from many scientific disciplines to perform a variety of specialized diagnostic medical testing on people. James V. Kohl is certified with: * American Society for Clinical Pathology * American Medical Technologists James V. Kohl is a member of: * Society for Neuroscience * Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology * Association for Chemoreception Sciences * Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality * International Society for Human Ethology * American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science * Mensa, the international high IQ society