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Join the Weizmann Institute in Understanding the Aging Brain.

People are living longer than ever – and, thus, there are ever more cases of aging-related brain disorders. This has led to an increased scientific, economic, clinical, and social interest in understanding the processes of aging. That’s why the Weizmann Institute of Science has made the study of degenerative neurological diseases as well as normal age-related decline, one of its very highest priorities. For example, neurologist and immunologist Prof. Michal Schwartz is shedding light on the aging brain, finding that autoimmune cells have the potential ability to fight off conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, glaucoma, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), and nerve degeneration from trauma and stroke. Critically, she recently found a unique “signature” in the brain that could be the missing link between normal cognitive decline and aging. Her discoveries may lead to treatments that can put the brakes on – or even reverse – cognitive decline as we age.


Help scientists discover ways to keep our brains healthy, for our entire lives!


To learn more about how the Weizmann Institute is increasing our understanding of the aging brain, read:


Rethinking the Aging Brain


Scientists Identify the Signature of an Aging Brain


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