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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

What's the Relationship Between the Brain and the Soul?



The reason why that's very empowering is because if you are having a tough time in life mired in depression or mired in some negative mood, we're hoping that people read this and say, "I have this amazing partner in my head, this amazing organ, even cooler than my stomach, and it's mine to use."

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Rudy Tanzi
"You're taught that you're born with a certain number of nerve cells, you lose them, and you don't get them back.

Well, guess what, that's wrong.

Now we know that new nerve cells are made exactly in the region of the brain where Alzheimer's hits.

We also know from research in my lab and other labs that if you induce nerve cells to divide in the short-term memory part of the brain, you can improve the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in animal models." -- Rudy Tanzi, Director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease