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Congratulations to Dr. Chakrabarty!

For her selection as chair of a National Institute of Aging study section: "Career Development Facilitating the Transition to Independence"

Congratulations to our CTRND Pilot Award Winners

CTRND is pleased to announce those who were awarded the 2022-2023 Pilot Research Grant.  The submissions were judged on their potential to generate high-impact preliminary data that would result in research project grants from outside sources and in peer-reviewed publications.  Those that were most closely aligned with CTRND’s overall goal,…

Research Snapshot: Drs. Malú Gámez Tansey & Oihane Uriarte Huarte

New research illuminates how loss of the protein progranulin may influence immune system function in the brain and periphery in aged mice. The findings help lay the groundwork for future research into mechanisms involving progranulin loss in relation to neurodegenerative diseases that have an immunological component.

Article by Doré lab team explores effects of sound and music on the brain

The article represents a team effort by undergraduate and graduate students that was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a detailed analysis of how music can affect the opening of the well-guarded blood-brain barrier and how it can activate the brain meningeal lymphatic system (also referred to as the glymphatic system) to potentially accelerate the elimination of toxic molecules that may have accumulated acutely after stroke or brain trauma or that may have accumulated over time, such as in Alzheimer’s disease.