Presentation Abstract

This talk explores cutting-edge advancements in medical research, with a focus on spinal research and adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors as potential treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. Firstly, it delves into the latest innovations in spine research, including novel diagnostic methods and minimally invasive treatment techniques, which promise to revolutionize spinal health care and patient outcomes. The talk then shifts to the exploration of AAV vectors, a promising avenue in gene therapy. It discusses the unique properties of AAV vectors that make them ideal for targeting neurological conditions, such as their ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and deliver therapeutic genes directly to affected areas. Special emphasis is placed on recent clinical trials and research demonstrating the efficacy of AAV vectors in treating neurological disease, offering new hope for managing this and other neurodegenerative disorders. The paper concludes with an assessment of the challenges and prospects in these fields, highlighting the importance of continued research and collaboration in unlocking the full potential of these innovative approaches.