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Neuroregeneration Research Institute

The Neuroregeneration Institute, led by Ole Isacson, Dr Med Sci, is accelerating the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other degenerative brain disorders. His novel and productive research team has a keen focus on improving individuals' lives. This work has been the basis for numerous innovations that are creating hope for patients and their families.

The Neuroregeneration Institute works to move neuroregeneration research forward by taking novel findings in modeling of synaptic and neuroplasticity responses to approach new treatments. This effort includes new models by basic science in neurodegeneration such as Parkinson's disease, as well as cognitive models for aging research and neuropsychiatrically linked diseases.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Isacson's discoveries have significantly advanced our knowledge to the point that we are currently exploring viable therapies both aimed at protecting vulnerable neurons and replacing those destroyed by disease.

In addition, the Neuroregeneration Institute coordinates with other training programs within psychiatry, neurology, neuroregeneration, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine within the Boston region and internationally.

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