Belfer gift creates consortium targeting neurodegenerative diseases
October 29, 2012Collaboration unites Picower Institute at MIT with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
Nutrient mixture improves memory in patients with early Alzheimer’s
July 9, 2012In clinical trial, mixture developed at MIT appears to help overcome loss of connections between brain cells.
Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ can restore memory, other cognitive functions
March 1, 2012Neuroscientists show that HDAC2 enzyme could be a good target for new drugs.
Proteins linked to longevity also linked to Alzheimer’s
July 26, 2010Sirtuins appear to control production of the devastating protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Protein linked to aging may boost memory and learning ability
July 13, 2010Discovery could lead to new drugs to fight Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
Nutrient mix shows promise in fighting Alzheimer’s
January 8, 2010In clinical trial, new approach developed at MIT improves memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Back to (brain) basics
November 2, 2009MIT neuroscientists are using their knowledge of the brain to generate promising treatments for autism, mental retardation and Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's treatment shows promise in clinical trials
July 29, 2008Danone drink based on MIT work does well in first human tests.
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