MIT research laid groundwork for promising Alzheimer’s-fighting drink | MIT News

Studies by Richard Wurtman have led to development of nutrient mix shown to slow cognitive impairment in early stages of the disease.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 30, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  health  medicine  biology  food  memory  alzheimers  disease  research  drug-development  school-of-science  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  drug-delivery

MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation | MIT News

Existence of “silent engrams” suggests that existing models of memory formation should be revised.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 23, 2017 ~8 min

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

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 • mit
Oct. 12, 2017 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Aug. 30, 2017 ~8 min

Tags:  robotics  neuroscience  robots  memory  alzheimers  research  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  national-institutes-of-health-nih  biological-engineering  mcgovern-institute

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 • mit
Aug. 8, 2017 ~7 min

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

Chemists reveal amyloid structure | MIT News

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

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 29, 2017 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
March 10, 2017 ~6 min

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

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 • mit
Dec. 7, 2016 ~8 min

Tags:  neuroscience  alzheimers  research  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  biological-engineering  picower-institute  mcgovern-institute  imes

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 • mit
Dec. 2, 2016 ~2 min

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

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 • mit
Nov. 9, 2016 ~6 min

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

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