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    We Can Restore Cognition by Manipulating Where the Body Meets the Mind

    Prof. Michal Schwartz, world-renowned neuroscientist, along with Weizmann Institute PhD student Aleksandra Deczkowska and postdoc Kuti Baruch write in Science 2.0 about their study of the aging brain, and discovering that the choroid plexus – a unique interface between the brain and the body – is involved in the aging process.

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    I Was Afraid of Dying – But I Had to Save Them

    As <em>Good Housekeeping</em> reports, "despite her terror of the ocean, mother-of-two Tamara Loiselle found the courage to dive in and save a drowning couple." What makes a hero? How are some people able to overcome fear? <em>GH</em> uses Weizmann neuroscience research from the lab of Prof. Yadin Dudai to explain.

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    Why Boosting Your Immune System Is Important for Your Brain's Health

    Good Housekeeping covers Prof. Michal Schwartz's game-changing research showing that a healthy immune system helps protect our brains. As her new book explains, she discovered that the immune system plays a previously unknown, crucial role in several diseases, and may even ""help cure Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, and more.""

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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.

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    Top 10 Israeli Advances in Autism

    Autism is on the rise worldwide – and while no one yet knows why, Israeli scientists, educators, and others are working hard and fast to unravel the disorder's mysteries. Israel21c surveys the top innovations in this field, including the Weizmann Institute's method for imaging the brains of toddlers to identify autism early.

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    The Human Brain Project

    Henry Markram, a former Weizmann professor and student, is now directing the Blue Brain Project. He writes in Scientific American about how building a vast digital simulation of the brain could transform neuroscience and medicine and reveal new ways of making more powerful computers.

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    The Azrieli National Institute for Human Brain Imaging and Research

    The human brain has 100 billion neurons and 1,000 times more synaptic connections than there are stars in our galaxy. It is ""the most complex challenge that science has ever encountered,"" says Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph, who appears in this video along with Dr. Assaf Tal, Dr. Amnon Bar-Shir, Dr. Edna Furman-Haran, Prof. Lucio Frydman, Prof. Rafi Malach, Prof. Noam Sobel, Prof. Yadin Dudai, and Institute president Prof. Daniel Zajfman…

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    Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky: Using Bats to Light the Way

    This three-minute video tells the story of Weizmann Institute researcher ​Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky, who studies free-flying bats to explore the brain's ability to ​work in three dimensions. His work with bats has considerable implications for human neuroscience.