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Breaking Through Fall 2020

 Read back issues of Breaking Through here.

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The Aging Mind: A Team Approach to Understanding the Relationship Between Aging, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

If there is a threat with the potential to overwhelm the health care system on a scale comparable to that of COVID-19, it is Alzheimer’s disease. We are on the brink of an epidemic of this deadly disease: the number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to more than double by 2050, from 6 million…

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This Is Why: Inspiring Future Discoveries

The following profile of REGEN2017 student Susannah Kassmer, Ph.D., appears in the fall edition of the MDI Biological Laboratory’s “Breaking Through” magazine, which focuses on how the study of highly regenerative animal models can help science understand the potential for regeneration in humans.

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Video Released in Observance of National Parkinson’s Awareness Week

In celebration of Parkinson’s Awareness last month, we launched a video celebrating two unique champions for research: Michael Westphal, a former competitive runner who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 49, and Aric Rogers, Ph.D., a scientist at the MDI Biological Laboratory who was motivated to study neurodegenerative diseases by a family history of Huntington’s…

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