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  • Brightly colored blood vessels and cells in the brain

    Capillary cells labeled in cyan and glucose transporter-1 labeled in magenta in the lining of the brain. Labeling and photo by Ashwini Hariharan in the lab of Tom Longden.

Aging & Neurodegeneration

An increasingly older population demands greater attention to both healthy aging of the brain and neurodegenerative disorders of aging, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease. The UM-MIND pillar on Aging and Neurodegeneration encompasses research on, new fast-acting , the neural control of sleep, physical rehabilitation, motor control and neurodegenerative disorders. UM-MIND bridges collaborations and provides opportunities to advance research in exploring the brain’s motor mechanisms that contributes to movement dysfunction.


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