One of 2018’s Most Promising Medical Advances

January 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.

Now We Can See Brain Cells ‘Talk’

August 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… Read More

The Switch That Could Shut Down Inflammation – Even in the Brain

February 26, 2018

Our Bimal Desai, PhD, has discovered an electrical switch within a certain type of immune cell that could let us treat inflammatory diseases including inflammation of the brain, as seen in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, for the first time.

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2016 was a Big Year for the Brain

January 3, 2017

National Public Radio has done a roundup of 2016’s major discoveries about the brain. You’ll see the School of Medicine’s Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, featured up high. And for good reason. His work is really forcing science to rethink… Read More