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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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    In Discussing “Youth,” Jane Fonda Touches on “Superfluidity”

    In his <em>Psychology Today</em> blog, athlete Christopher Bergland writes about what he calls "superfluidity," the merging with an art or craft that runners, musicians, etc., sometimes experience. He notes that Jane Fonda recently spoke about reaching this state, and cites research by Prof. Rafi Malach showing that ""losing oneself"" in a task is a real phenomenon.

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    Imaging Study Finds Unique Brain Patterns Among Autistic

    PsychCentral covers new research showing that autistic brains have unique synchronization patterns. It had been previously noted that the brains of autistic persons had under- and over-connectivity, but this work goes deeper. The distinction could help diagnose autism spectrum disorders earlier, and even lead to new treatments.

  • The Power of Sniff

    Weizmann scientists have opened up new worlds for paralyzed persons: a new device allows them to write, surf online, and steer a wheelchair—all by sniffing. Read the Scientific American article.

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    Healing a Battle-Scarred Mind

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a signature injury of war, wreaking havoc on mental states long after a soldier returns home. <em>Cosmos</em> magazine reports on scientists' search for the causes of PTSD, and the ""unlikely answer: the immune system."" This finding did not, however, surprise Weizmann's Prof. Michal Schwartz, ""first in the world to suggest that the immune system can help the brain.""