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News

Microglial microRNAs mediate sex-specific responses to tau pathology

A new discovery published in Nature Neuroscience showed that male and female microglia expressed different sets of microRNAs at baseline and in response to tau pathology. Led by graduate student Lay...

Seventh Annual Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute Symposium to be held on October 04, 2019

The Seventh Annual Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute Symposium is scheduled on Friday, October 4th, 2019 from 8:30AM - 12:00 PM at the Belfer Research Building, Starr-Greenberg Conference...

New article in Neuron shows how dementia-linked mutant tau disrupts neuronal activity homeostasis

A novel mechanism that regulates activity in the brain, discovered by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators, may help explain the origins of one common type of dementia. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)...

Events

Appel Institute Faculty Candidate Seminar

January 24, 2020 - 1:00pm
"Reconstruction of the Human Blood-Brain Barrier in Vitro Reveals a Pathogenic Role of APOE4 in Pericytes"

Appel Institute Faculty Candidate Seminar

January 29, 2020 - 12:00pm
"Brain Control and Readout at Biologically Relevant Resolutions"

Appel Institute Neurodegeneration Forum

February 12, 2020 - 12:00pm
"Stabilization of Munc18-1 Function via Target-Specific Pharmacological Chaperones Identified Through an in Silico Screen"