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Big Brain Discoveries From 2020
12/7/2020

As we approach the end of the year, it seems like a good time to look back at some our major discoveries of 2020. Here are some involving the brain and diseases that affect it.

Key members of the research team: Antoine Louveau (from left), Jonathan Kipnis and Sandro Da Mesquita
One of 2018’s Most Promising Medical Advances
1/12/2019

Another wonderful recognition of Jonathan Kipnis’ latest work: The National Institutes of Health has named his discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease one of 2018’s most promising medical advances.

Image of a neurotransmission inside the brain.
Now We Can See Brain Cells ‘Talk’
8/31/2018

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his colleagues have created a way for us to see brain cells called neurons "talk" with each other. Imaging these discussions will help us better understand how the brain works and let us develop new and better treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's,…

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