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A high-salt diet may negatively affect cognitive function

Faraco

Dr. Giuseppe Faraco publishes a paper titled, "Dietary salt promotes cognitive impairment through tau phosphorylation" in Nature, 2019 Oct 23. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1688-z.

“Our study proposes a new mechanism by which salt mediates cognitive impairment and also provides further evidence of a link between dietary habits and cognitive function,” This study finds that...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...

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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. ...

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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

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Dr. Conor Liston is named 2017 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

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

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