Cellular reprograming implicated in model of Alzheimer's disease | MIT News

Neuroscientists identify genetic changes in microglia in a mouse model of neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease.

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Oct. 12, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  alzheimers  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute  memory  immunology  school-of-science

Robotic system monitors specific neurons | MIT News

Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 30, 2017
~8 mins |

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Blocking a key enzyme may reverse memory loss | MIT News

MIT study suggests a new approach to developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 8, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  alzheimers  disease  medicine  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute  school-of-science

Chemists reveal amyloid structure | MIT News

Discovery of how amyloids bind metal ions sheds light on protein function.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | May 29, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  chemistry  school-of-science  national-institutes-of-health-nih  disease  alzheimers  parkinsons  aging

New AI tool improves cognitive testing | MIT News

Digital pen plus speedy data analysis developed at MIT and tested at Lahey Hospital improves a classic test that helps detect cognitive impairment.

Nancy DuVergne Smith | MIT Alumni Association | March 10, 2017
~6 mins |

Tags:  research  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  startups  school-of-engineering  aging  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  alzheimers

Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s | MIT News

Noninvasive technique reduces beta amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Dec. 7, 2016
~8 mins |

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Li-Huei Tsai receives Society for Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award | MIT News

Picower Institute director awarded for her research on brain development, neurological disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Joshua Sariñana | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Dec. 2, 2016
~2 mins |

Tags:  faculty  awards-honors-and-fellowships  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  picower-institute  broad-institute  school-of-science  optogenetics  neuroscience  women-in-stem  alzheimers

Creating therapies for Alzheimer's disease by targeting neural circuits | MIT News

Study finds a complex series of molecular, cellular, circuit and network-level changes contribute to the progression of Alzheimer's.

Helen Knight | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory | Nov. 9, 2016
~6 mins |

Tags:  picower-institute  research  neuroscience  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  aging  dementia  mental-health  genetics  learning  memory  school-of-science  alzheimers

Professor Emerita Suzanne Corkin dies at 79 | MIT News

Over half a century at MIT, Corkin made lasting contributions to the biology of memory and cognitive disorders.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences | June 1, 2016
~3 mins |

Tags:  faculty  obituaries  learning  memory  alzheimers  parkinsons  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  school-of-science  women-in-stem

“Lost” memories can be found | MIT News

Neuroscientists retrieve missing memories in mice with early Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | March 16, 2016
~7 mins |

Tags:  research  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  neuroscience  optogenetics  picower-institute  school-of-science  alzheimers

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