Could it really be possible that eliminating Alzheimer’s disease is just a vaccine away? The answer might just be a resounding, “Yes!”
Professor Eitan Okun and his team from Bar-Ilan University, at the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, are keenly focused on basic and translational neuroscience. But what does that really mean?
It means that Professor Okun and his team are developing a DNA-based vaccination strategy to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s using mouse models of Alzheimer’s diseases and Down Syndrome. In Professor Okun’s lab, they are also developing bio markers for earlier diagnosis of other neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Professor Okun received his Masters and PhD at BIU and obtained Postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Health, National Institute on ageing in the laboratory of Neurosciences.
To read more about Professor Eitan Okun, please visit: https://life-sciences.biu.ac.il/en/okuneitan
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