Research Update

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation funds research into drugs mimicking the neuroprotective effects of exercise

October 5, 2022

By Alice McCarthy

Physical activity, especially endurance exercise, can improve cognitive function in part by reducing neuroinflammation. Research from HSCI affiliate member Christiane Wrann has shown that the hormone irisin, which is secreted from muscles during exercise, may improve cognitive function in Alzheimer’s disease. Her laboratory was awarded a...

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HSCI faculty member appointed the inaugural Regenerative Biology Endowed Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital

March 4, 2022

Fernando Camargo recognized for pioneering scientific contributions and outstanding leadership

Fernando Camargo, Ph.D., has been named as the inaugural Regenerative Biology Endowed Chair by the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Department of Pediatrics, in recognition of his pioneering scientific contributions and outstanding leadership. Camargo is a professor in the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)...

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