Zebrafish is not far from humans when it comes to how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease

Our recent publication about comprehensive comparison of the single cell/nucleus transcriptomics profiles of human Alzheimer's brains and zebrafish Alzheimer's model is out. We found remarkable similarities and biologically meaningful differences. To compare transcriptomics data in zebrafish model of AD and Alzheimer's patients (in entorhinal cortex, superior frontal gyrus, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex), we first reliably integrated …

Missing Link Between Alzheimer’s and Vascular Disease Found?

Meeri Kim's article in the Columbia University Irving Medical Center Newsroom on our recent collaborative study with Dr. Annie Lee, Dr. Badri Vardarajan and Dr. Richard Mayeux. For more than 20 years, scientists have known that people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity have a higher likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The conditions can …

Our Alzheimer’s disease model in zebrafish is used for validating a drug that prevents loss of neuronal connections

A collaborative work led by Jared Sterneckert, and in which Kizil Lab was also involved, is now published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, the official journal of International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). This study identified a lead compound that inhibits CDK5 and GSK3β, and is neuroprotective in vitro and in vivo. Prabesh …

Novel traumatic injury model of human brain developed in Kizil Lab

Our new publication on how #human #neural #stem cells could increase their ability to regenerate lost #neurons after #traumatic #brain #injury in #3D environment is out! Congratulations to all authors! https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2019.00023 This work was supported by Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen - DZNE TU Dresden IPF Leibniz Institut für Polymerforschung Leibniz-Gemeinschaft Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren Deutsche …