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Fluorescent image of Baker's yeast cells showing that the yeast Presenilin-like protein, Ypf1 (green), is found in the same cellular area as Presenilin, around the nucleus
18.11.2014

Weizmann Institute researchers reveal an unusual cellular mechanism that may be faulty in Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Yaniv Ziv
21.07.2014

Dr. Yaniv Ziv want to know how our brain keeps memories of individual events in order

Microglia cells, obtained using a mouse model developed by Prof. Stephen Jung’s team
25.11.2013

A new kind of genetic switch can target the activities of just one type of brain cell
 

Levodopa in the active site of mitochondrial Phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetase. The lattice is the observed electron density corresponding to the L-Dopa
04.10.2011

An accidental substitution in a new protein strand can spell disaster

X-Rays Yield Mechanism of Alzheimer’s Drug
24.02.2003
A team of Weizmann scientists has gained new insight into the effects of a newly approved drug, rivastigmine, in...
X-Rays May Show The Way To Better Alzheimer's Drugs
27.12.1999
Weizmann Institute scientists have elucidated the means by which a plant substance blocks a key brain enzyme...
Study Shows How Ancient Chinese Herb May Act As Alzheimer Drug
01.01.1997
REHOVOT, Israel -- January 1, 1997 -- A new Weizmann Institute...
(Bottom row, l-r) Prof. Ido Amit, Prof. Michal Schwartz and Dr. Hadas Keren-Shaul. (Top row, l-r) Dr. Assaf Weiner, Orit Matcovitch-Natan and Amit Spinrad
08.06.2017

A newly discovered immune cell type may lead to a future treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Left: normal nerve cells; right cells genetically engineered to neutralize MTCH2. Fluorescent proteins reveal the calcium uptake in the mitochondria of these cells. The genetically engineered cells reveal dramatically less calcium uptake – evidence of the crucial role this gene plays in mitochondria function
23.04.2017

Understanding how a gene studied in one lab affects the basic element researched in another may reveal what goes wrong in Alzheimer's 

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