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06-30-14 Eva and Jinte win awards!
Congratulations to Eva and Jinte for winning this year's Alzheimer's Association for Excellence in Research Award and for Best Poster Prize, respectively!
06-05-14 Our work gets on the cover of Nature Medicine!
Saul Villeda's paper gets highlighed on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Nature Medicine. There is also commentary in the News & Views that can be read here.
05-25-14 Yingbo publishes in Nature Neuroscience!
Congratulations to Yingbo He for publishing about TGF-beta and neurogenesis in Nature Neuroscience. You can read the paper here.
05-10-14 Young blood recharges brains of old mice!
Congratulations to Saul Villeda and many members of the TWC lab for publishing in Nature Medicine and receiving a lot of media coverage! You can read the paper here and read the Stanford coverage story here.
02-04-14 Jian and Ching each publish!
Autophagy in neurodegeneration - Autophagy serves to catabolize long-lived proteins and remove aged or damaged cellular organelles inside cells. This “intracellular immune function” is still poorly understood but appears to be important in the cells’ response to stress and survival. We are studying the role of autophagy in neurodegeneration and mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on Beclin 1, a protein involved in the initiation of autophagy.