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Alon Chen

depression
19.06.2014

Weizmann Institute scientists “fingerprint” a culprit in depression, anxiety and other mood disorders

 

(l-r) Prof. Dr. Peter Gruss, President of the Max Planck Society, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute with the signed agreement
05.03.2014

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Alon Chen will head the Lab

The movements of mice dyed in different fluorescent colors are tracked in the darkened enclosure
02.09.2013

Mice living together exhibited a social structure based on multiple-level interactions
 

Neuron cover
23.02.2012

Both parts of the mechanism – ON and OFF receptors – are encoded in the same gene.

Prof. Yadin Dudai, Shiri Ron, Shoshi Hazvi, Reut Shema, Dr. Alon Chen and Sharon Haramati. Improved memory
23.05.2011

Rats with more of a protein in their brains had longer memories.

cultured Cultured nerve cells that have been inoculated with RNA-bearing viruses. This RNA targets the CRF stress response, reducing gene expression
08.05.2011

What happens when the body is unable to turn off the stress response? 

Leptin receptor positive neuron in the mouse hypothalamus
04.05.2011
Mice lacking the protein stayed slim, even on a high-fat diet.
Overexpression of PKMzeta in the insular cortex. A merged picture of a neuron stained with GFP (green), PKMzeta (blue), and NeuN (red)
02.04.2011
Memories can be either enhanced or erased through the manipulation of a certain protein.
Turning off Stress
08.02.2011
Weizmann Institute scientists reveal the actions of a family of proteins that "turn off" the stress response. Their findings...
Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A Gene that Ties Stress to Obesity and Diabetes
18.04.2010

Dr. Alon Chen of the Weizmann Institute’s Neurobiology Department and his research team have now...

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