President Rivlin hosted a reception in honor of the first three Israeli recipients of the Blavatnik Award for Exceptional Young Scientists and Engineers.
A new study lead by Prof. Uri Ashery showed that Hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy improved Alzheimer’s disease significantly in mice.
A large-scale study of blood expression profiles revealed a 87-gene signature that distinguishes between idiopathic Parkinson’s disease patients and healthy controls. The study, published recently in Neurology, studied expression profiles of more than 500 individuals. Research groups from Germany, France, USA, Slovenia and Israel took part in the EU-funded GenePark study. The computational analysis was led by the group of Sagol Center member Ron Shamir.
Brain Mysterious Research; The effect of psychological stress, through brain activity, on the response of the immune system and the chances of recovery from cancer.
Paralyzed rats with severed spinal cords are walking again, after Israeli scientists restored their nervous function and sensation using tissue engineering.
The researchers, from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University, developed a method to repair the damaged spinal cord based on tissue engineering and implantation of stem cells, taken from the oral mucosa membrane in the mouth near the gums. The rats regained sensation and control of their lower limbs, the team reports.
A rapid brain learning mechanism has been identified that may save us a lot of memorization and practice.
Dr. Nitzan Censor, a brain researcher at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Tel Aviv, invented a new brain mechanism of learning. This research was published at the Nature magazine.
Brandeis University neuroscientist Prof. Eve Marder, who just received an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University, spends most of her time researching lobsters and crabs. Read the full article in Jerusalem Post