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    2015 Midwest Region Gala Dinner

    The 2015 Midwest Region Gala Dinner was an inspiring evening honoring Richard S. Price, Chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial. Notable speakers included Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman. After a moving tribute by his son, Dinner Co-Chair Brian Price, Richard Price spoke about his passion for brain research. Watch the full program, which featured a panel with Weizmann neurobiologists Prof. Alon Chen, Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky, and Dr. Ofer Yizhar.

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    Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Creativity at Lincoln Center, Prof. Yadin Dudai

    Prof. Eytan Domany takes the stage to discusses the nature of memory, how we form memories, and how they change over time. He ties this into the dance about to performed by Israel's Vertigo Dance Company at Lincoln Center, describing how the movements made by the dancers – seemingly repetitive, but slightly different each time – represent memory.

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    Weizmann “Did You Know?” – Facts About MRI

    This six-minute video explains what MRI is and how it works by using a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of organs and tissue inside our bodies. MRI, and functional MRI in particular, have radically changed neuroscience by allowing unprecedented, real-time, literal insight into the brain.

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    Autism Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science

    More and more children are being diagnosed with autism and related conditions, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimating that about 1 in 88 children has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fortunately, Weizmann researchers from a number of disciplines are working together to unravel the mysteries of ASDs.

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    Immune System Maintains Brain Health

    Prof. Michal Schwartz's groundbreaking research on neuroimmunology changed the way scientists and clinicians view the interaction between the immune system and the brain. The Scientist provides in-depth reporting on what neuroimmunology is, how it works, and why it is so important.

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    Prof. Michal Schwartz Will Change Your Mind

    Prof. Michal Schwartz's new book shares her breakthrough discovery that the immune system and brain communicate, and how this could lead to slowing – even reversing – brain aging and neurodegeneration.

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    Lighting Up the Mechanisms of Brain Disease

    In Issue No. 47 of Weizmann Views, serendipity leads Dr. Ofer Yizhar to his life’s work: pioneering the remarkable new field of optogenetics. Optogenetics combines optics – the branch of physics concerned with light – and genetics to offer previously unimaginable new ways of studying the brain. Dr. Yizhar's work has particular import for the understanding of autism.

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    Keeping Up the Pressure

    The lab of Prof. Alon Chen has found that, besides our classic stress response – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – we appear to have a separate mechanism that deals only with chronic stress. The team found a new mechanism that apparently regulates the stress response. These findings may lead to better diagnosis of and treatment for anxiety and depression.

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    Understanding the Anxious Brain

    In Issue No. 44 of WeizmannViews, we share the stress-response-related research of Prof. Rony Paz. He investigates how the brain processes stress - for example, how is a traumatic event encoded in such a way as to trigger PTSD? His work could lead to new and better treatments for mental illnesses.

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    Turning Down the Brain to Erase Fearful Memories

    Dr. Ofer Yizhar, optogenetics pioneer, has used the tools of that field to successfully shut down a neuronal mechanism that helps form fearful memories in the mouse brain. After the procedure, the mice “forgot” that they had been previously frightened. This research, conducted with Prof. Rony Paz, may someday help extinguish traumatic memories in people.