Welcome to the Israel Neuroscience Research Link (INRL)

The mission of INRL is to organize and serve the community of neuroscientists around the world who seek a connection with neuroscience in Israel.  INRL provides informational and social networking resources that foster increased communication and collaboration among INRL members and neuroscientists in Israel.  INRL raises funds and public awareness around the world for neuroscience research conducted in Israel.

If you are a neuroscientist who would like to establish or strengthen your connection with neuroscience in Israel, please register with INRL. Membership is free and offers many benefits, including information on Israel neuroscience funding opportunities, a listing of Israel neuroscience job openings, a monthly newsletter e-mail, access to a member forum/message board, and a searchable database of member profiles.

Announcements:

Lauren Sciences LLC research team at Ben-Gurion University awarded grant from The ALS Association to develop V-Smart™ Therapeutic for ALS. Read more at EurekaAlert online HERE.

Dr. Kimchi and her team developed lab mice that retain some natural instincts, such as the ability to react to danger. Read more at The Jerusalem Post online HERE.

Research from Tel-Aviv University's department of human molecular genetics has discovered that a natural food supplement improves the functioning of genes involved in degenerative brain disorders. Read more at The Jerusalem Post online HERE.

 

Read about Professor Marta Weinstock-Rosin and her discovery of a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease at Jewish Business News online HERE.

Researchers in the Department of Human Molecular Genetics at Tel Aviv University have discovered that phosphatidylserine - a natural food supplement produced from beef, oysters, and soy - improves the functioning of genes involved in degenerative brain disorders, including Parkinson's disease and Familial Dysautonomia (FD). Read more at The Times of India online HERE.

A Ben-Gurion University study using archer fish has shown that the way animals and humans shift their visual attention is similar. Read more at the Jerusalem Post online HERE.

Tel-Aviv University researchers find protein modification may help control Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Read more at News-Medical.net HERE.

Dr. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University's Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases recently discovered that ultra-low doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of marijuana, induces minor damage to the brain, which may actually “precondition” the brain to protect it against more severe damage from injuries such as lack of oxygen, seizures or toxic drug exposure. In other words, it may act as a sort of vaccine against more traumatic harm. Read more at Fox News Online HERE.

Is racial discrimination innate or learned? Are humans programmed to prefer their own group over others? Prof. Gil Diesendruck of Bar-Ilan University’s Psychology Department and Gonda Brain Research Center tries to answer these questions. Read more at Haaretz Online HERE.

Can the blind “see” with their ears? Hebrew University of Jerusalem brain scientists have tapped onto the visual cortex of people suffering from congenital blindness by using sensory substitution devices (SSDs) – making it possible for them in effect to “see” and even describe objects. Read more at the Jerusalem Post online HERE.

An electrical brain-stimulation technique used to treat Parkinson's disease and chronic pain appears to enhance human memory as well, according to a tiny but intriguing new study from Tel Aviv University and the University of California, Los Angeles. Read more at the Wall Street Journal online HERE.

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered a new mechanism that helps the brain adapt to stress – the finding may eventually lead to a better understanding of why prolonged and repeated exposure to stress can lead to anxiety disorders and depression. Read more at Zee News online HERE.

The Israeli company ElMindA and its trademarked, non-invasive BNA (brain network activation) technology has recently shown promise in clinical studies related to diagnosing Alzheimer's, Depression and ADHD. Read more at The Cutting Edge online HERE.

A Love Drug? Oxytocin Hormone Makes Mothers Kinder. Read about research from Bar Ilan University and other Institutes at ABC News online HERE.

Become a Member

INRL membership is free and offers many great benefits, including access to funding opportunities, job openings, member forums, a searchable database of member profiles, and a monthly newsletter. 

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Israel Neuroscience In The News

Israel21c.org Photo - Israel Neuroscience Research Link
A significant Israeli study shows how it’s possible to restore a balance of key proteins in brains affected by the disease.
Tel Aviv University Photo - Israel Neuroscience Research Link
Using a mouse model for diabetes, Dr. Dan Frenkel of Tel Aviv University's Department of Neurobiology, working alongside Prof. Yaniv Assaf and Ph.D. student Hilit Levy, may provide a surprising breakthrough for research into a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. The team has discovered that when mice with Type 1 Diabetes are injected with myelin protein — the insulating material that coats neurons — they experience the periods of relapsing and remitting disability associated with brain lesions in humans. And for the first time, they've been able to monitor this brain lesion process using magnetic resonance imaging.
Prof. Matti Mintz in his Tel Aviv University lab - photo courtesy of Israel21c
A computer chip that mimics the cerebellum's coordination of body movements isn't science fiction. It's working in a lab at Tel Aviv University.