Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
About the Institute
Students work with world leading researchers in various disciplines to conduct world-class bench science with some clinical applications and translational work to investigate and identify the underlying circuitry or mechanisms of the brain that are influenced or affected by neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, autism, Down Syndrome and hearing and visual disorders. The research experience takes place in a vibrant and dynamic community with access to a variety of state-of-the-art labs and numerous resources.
Study: Half of all dementias start with damaged ‘gatekeeper cells’USC research sheds new light on how a breakdown in the brain’s vascular system predates the accumulation of toxic plaques and tangles in the brain that bring about Alzheimer’s disease. The research suggests an earlier target for preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s. Nearly 50 percent of all dementias, including Alzheimer’s,… Read More »
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Herlotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112
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