Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute

You are here

Ketamine reverses neural changes underlying depression.

In a study published in Science 12 April 2019, Dr. Conor Liston and teams of scientists have identified that ketamine-induced changes in the brain are responsible for the remission of depression in mice. These findings may help researchers develop interventions that promote lasting remission of depression in humans.

For more information:
...

Read More

Dr. Li Gan to Lead Appel Alzheimer’s Research Institute

Dr. Li Gan, a neuroscientist internationally acclaimed for her research into neurodegenerative diseases, has been appointed director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine.

For more information:

...

Read More

Leon Levy Fellowship Applications due July 1, 2018

Leon Levy Request for Applications  
Due: July 1st, 2018  

For application and questions - contact Veronica Bohorquez, veb2012@med.cornell.edu


Costantino Iadecola, M.D.
Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology
Director and Chair, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute

May 30...

Read More

Winner of the 2017 BMRI Paper of the Year Award

Dear Colleagues:

  I am happy to report that the winner of the BMRI Paper of the Year Award is “Resting-state connectivity biomarkers define neurophysiological subtypes of depression.” Nat Med. (2017) 23(1):28-38, by Drysdale AT, Grosenick L, Downar J, Dunlop K, Mansouri F, Meng Y, Fetcho RN, Zebley B, Oathes DJ, Etkin A, Schatzberg AF, Sudheimer K, Keller J, Mayberg HS, Gunning FM, Alexopoulos GS, Fox MD, Pascual-Leone A, Voss HU, Casey BJ, Dubin MJ, Liston C.

  We...

Read More

A High-Salt Diet Produces Dementia in Mice

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine.

The study, published Jan. 15 in Nature Neuroscience, is the first to unveil a gut-brain connection linking high dietary salt intake to neurovascular and cognitive impairment. The findings illuminate a potential future target for countering harmful effects to the brain...

Read More

The 2017 BMRI Paper of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce establishment of the inaugural “BMRI Paper of the Year Award”. A $10,000 unrestricted research grant will be given to the laboratory of the senior-corresponding author of a research paper published during the calendar year 2017, deemed by a peer-review panel to be the most impactful of those submitted for this competition. This award will be given annually, contingent upon availability of funds. ...

Read More

Dr. Nicholas Schiff is awarded Daedalus Fund for Innovation

Dynamic Multi-Lead Deep Brain Stimulation of the Central Thalamus to Treat Chronic Cognitive Deficits in Severe-to-Moderate Traumatic Brain Injured Patients

Read More

Dr. Conor Liston is named 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Understanding the underlying mechanisms by which stress disrupts working memory will inform future...

Read More

Scientists Track Restoration of Communication in Minimally Conscious Patient

Mother and child: Nancy Worthen doing art therapy with her daughter, Maggie, who was minimally conscious following a blood clot. Photo credit: Nancy Worthen

A severely brain injured woman, who recovered the ability to communicate using her left eye, restored connections and function of the areas of her brain responsible for producing expressive language and responding to human speech, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.

The...

Read More