ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of the 2015 Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME), the organization presented awards to individuals whose achievements and talents have made notable impact on the entertainment industry. This year's recipients are Actor Joaquim de Almeida, Musician Harry Wayne Casey, and Film Liaison for the City of Albuquerque Ann Lerner.
"This year's festival features an undeniably high-caliber cast of entertainers, and we want to honor those who have left such a lasting impact on the industry," said Ivan Wiener, Executive Producer of AFME. "Joaquim and Harry are both incredibly talented entertainers, and Ann has made such a difference in the New Mexico film industry. This is our way of saying 'thank you' to them and recognizing them for their great work."
Joaquim de Almeida, known for roles in Clear and Present Danger, Fast Five, Desperado and appearances on TV shows such as 24, Revenge, Bones, Once Upon a Time and more, will be awarded the 2015 Robert & Sibylle Redford Creative Achievement Award, following the showing of the movie, Una Vida: A Fable of Music and Mind, in which he stars, on Sunday, June 7, 5pm at the historic KiMo Theatre.
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You are invited to a very special screening of the award-winning movie Una Vida: A Fable of Music and The Mind.
The film is based on the book written by Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., internationally known neuroscientist and born storyteller.
Recently previewed in Portland as part of the OHSU Brain Institute’s Brain Awareness Lecture Series, Dr. Bazan is hosting a special showing of the film in honor of and as a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with three neuro-experts:
Joseph Quinn, M.D.
Director of the Biomarkers Core, Layton Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease Center
The Status of the Science
Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter
The Family & Society Impact
Jazz Musician, Writer, Speaker & Radio Host
New Orleans Jazz - the Intra-Psychic Impact of Music on the Mind
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION / LSU HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER’s RESEARCH RECEPTION. At this event, AHA and LSU donors, along with invited guests were given the opportunity get a glance of the state-of-the-art research performed by the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center, headed by Dr. Nicolas Bazan.
"Guests mingled with leading researchers and doctors to learn how their research positively affects our lives, our health, our community and our local economy." - Margarita Bergen (Society Columnist at New Orleans Living)
PHOTO & COMMENTARY BY: MARGARITA BERGEN
Una Vida is a fable of music and the mind that comes in the form of a novel, a film & a bottle of Pinot Noir.
Available for a limited time while quantities last, buy THREE bottles of Nicolas Bazan Una Vida Pinot Noir and get a FREE signed copy of Dr. Bazan's book - Una Vida. Click HERE to purchase your three bottles of Una Vida.
The French Society for the Study of Lipids (SFEL) and SCI are pleased to host the Journées Chevreul Lipids & Brain III 2015 conference which will be held in Paris on 16-18 March, 2015, at FIAP Jean Monet.
Since 2007, the SFEL organizes this research conference every 4 years which, over a period of 3 days, examines the latest findings in this field of research within a framework of human health and nutrition. This Lipids & Brain III 2015 conference follows on from the success of the previous conferences of 2007 and 2011 held in Paris, which have hosted more than 200 participants from more than twenty countries.
This year, Dr. Bazan returns as a featured speaker regarding molecular principles for docosahexaenoic acid retention and for its cell survival bioactivity in the nervous system. His wife and esteemed colleague, Dr. Haydee Bazan will speak to Phospholipase A2, the neurotrophin pigment epithelial derived factor and lipid mediators that regulate corneal nerve regeneration.
NEW ORLEANS - Local researchers have made a discovery that could help prevent and slow down the progression of diseases of the retina that cause blindness.
And while the scientific details may seem complicated, the discovery highlights key nutrients you need in your diet to save your vision.
It's a new key piece to the puzzle of degenerative eye conditions and blindness that happen as we age and in children who inherit them. The discovery of a key protein in the cells of the retina in the eye that we need for sight.
"The big surprise in our research was that when we silenced that protein, removed it genetically, the protein all of a sudden, the animals become blind," explained Dr. Nicolas Bazan, the Director of the LSU Health Sciences Center's Neuroscience Center of Excellence.
Why is this so important? The cells need omega-3 fatty acid to function. That can be found in cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and fish oil supplements. The newly-discovered protein grabs the fish oil you eat from you bloodstream so your vision neurons or cells can function properly. Omega-3 fatty acid is the cells' building block.
"This opens up opportunities to understand other neurodegenerative diseases because the retina is part of the brain," said Dr. Bazan. (Click HERE to read the full article and view the on-air segment.)
RETINA PROTEIN THAT MAY HELP CONQUER BLINDNESS HAS BEEN DISCOVERED
Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, discovered a protein in the retina that is crucial for vision. The paper reports, for the first time, the key molecular mechanisms leading to visual degeneration and blindness. The research reveals events that may be harnessed for prevention, as well as to slow down progression of retinal degenerative diseases. The paper is published in the March 4, 2015, issue of Nature Communications. Click HERE to download.
"This is the first time that such an integral membrane protein has been localized in the photoreceptor cells and shown to have the capacity to support sight," notes Dr. Bazan, the paper's corresponding author. "Our model and newly discovered molecular mechanism allow therapies to be tested more rapidly. We feel an urgency to address blindness and cognition impairments of dementias because of their heavy burden on patients, families, care givers and the health care system."
Sources: Science Daily & Nature Communications
"Studying the eye and the brain might hold the key to creating therapeutic solutions for blindness, stroke and other seemingly unrelated conditions associated with the central nervous system," notes Dr. Bazan. "The eye is a window to the brain." Click HERE to read the full article published by Medical Xpress.
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