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    Rethinking the Aging Brain

    Prof. Michal Schwartz aims to develop a vaccination for slowing the brain’s aging process by boosting autoimmunity. Her groundbreaking approach is already being tested in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.

  • The Ins and Outs of Acetylcholine

    A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute and France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique has shown that the neurotransmitter acetylcholine plays a double role in learning and memory.

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    Science Tips, November 2014

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: at last, water on Mars explained; identifying an unusual zinc-pump mechanism that may be faulty in Alzheimer's disease; and finding that microbes that breathe sulfur prefer it to be light.

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    Israeli scientist: Stronger immune system could cure Alzheimer’s

    The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Michal Schwartz has been developing ways to use the immune system to treat devastating injuries. As Israel21c reports, this “powerhouse” is now studying whether an enhanced immune system can treat anxiety and other brain disorders, and even – most exciting of all – potentially cure Alzheimer’s.

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    Blood Test for Alzheimer's

    Twenty years of research by the Institute's Prof. Michal Schwartz has resulted in a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that is now the focus of a startup venture with U.S. collaborators. As Israel21c reports, the first human trials by the new company, NeuroQuest, show that the test is 87% accurate for Alzheimer's and ALS.

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    Brain’s Immune System “Key to Reversing Dementia”

    “Alzheimer's disease could be halted and even reversed by altering the brain’s immune system,” says the U.K.’s Express. The paper reports on the groundbreaking research of Prof. Michal Schwartz, which combines neuroscience and immunology to give us new understanding of the brain and its diseases – and novel ways to treat those diseases.

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    Cancer Drugs Could be Re-purposed to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

    As The Telegraph reports, “a new generation of immunotherapy drugs for cancer may also help reverse Alzheimer's disease.” They’re referencing the work of Prof. Michal Schwartz, who investigates the immune system's role in neurological diseases. And since the cancer drugs are already in use, they may be able to quickly reach Alzheimer’s sufferers.

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    NeuroQuest to Begin US Clinical Validation Trials for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

    A blood test for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, based on Prof. Michal Schwartz’s research, exceeded Alzheimer’s Association standards in recent trials. Now, NeuroQuest, the firm behind the test, has announced it will be working with UC San Diego on clinical validation. The test may be able to identify the disease many years earlier.

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  • Top 10 Israeli Medical Advances to Watch in 2014

    Israel21c names Prof. Michal Schwartz's early-diagnosis blood test for Alzheimer's disease and ALS one of the top 10 Israeli medical advances to watch in 2014. The company NeuroQuest conducted trials in Israel that showed the test has an astonishing accuracy rate of 87%, enabling much earlier intervention for these neurodegenerative diseases.