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    Understanding Alzheimer's

    Prof. Joel Sussman has spent years studying Alzheimer's disease. His ongoing research holds promise not only for better understanding, but also for improved medicines to treat this devastating condition.

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    Bats Offer New Directions in Brain Research

    Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky is gaining fresh insight on memory and the brain, thanks to a novel research subject: the bat. Free-flying and with excellent memories, bats could provide new understanding of a range of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's.

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    Science on the Brain

    Weizmann Institute and New York University scientists are collaborating in their explorations of the inner workings of the brain, leading to new knowledge and possibly new therapies. 

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    A 3D Compass in the Brain

    How do you know which way you're going? In a first, Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky's ""bat lab"" has identified the neurons that relate to direction. They found that bats' brains contain a sort of 3D compass, enabling them to orient themselves in space. The team believes that the brains of non-flying mammals – including us – also have the 3D compass.

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    Bats Remember Directions

    Bats - and humans - can find their favorite fruit stand (or coffee shop) even when it's hidden behind a screen or buildings. How? Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky and team have now identified the neurons that point bats in the right direction, even when their destination is obscured. This could shed light on Alzheimer's and other disorders.

  • Memory Machine

    Weizmann researchers have found that the process of storing long-term memories is dynamic, and that these memories can be erased. Their findings may help lead to future treatments for memory problems. 

  • Science Tips, April 2011

    Three research updates from the Weizmann Institute of Science: why the ""aha!"" moment is important; an enzyme that can enhance memories; and how quantum mechanics principles of spin relate to biology.