Whitehead Fellow David Pincus featured at TEDxBeaconStreet event

2012-Annual-Report-PincusWhitehead Fellow David Pincus was recently one of the featured speakers at the TEDxBeaconStreet event – an annual conference where a diverse group of thought leaders convene to share their intriguing, actionable ideas.

His talk explores how the two diseases most likely to afflict us as we age – cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s – may both have an Achilles’ heel.  David argues that the two are fundamentally linked by the vital cellular process of “protein folding.”  This provocative talk posits that protein folding is the key to unlocking all cancers – not just for treating specific cancers, like breast cancer or lung cancer – and for all neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.  You can view his talk, “Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Protein Origami” here.