Dr. Ben Maoz – “Brain on a Chip”

Tel Aviv University researcher Dr. Ben Meir Maoz has built a human brain on a chip and showed how the blood vessels “communicate” with the neurons. The breakthrough will enable more effective drug development for humans, with an emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. This work was published in Nature Biotechnology jurnal.

Read the article published in “Israel Hayom”

Prof. Ron Shamir, Recent Study found Blood-based Parkinson’s disease signature

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.

Manuscript at Neurology