Brandeis University

Brandeis University was established in 1948 in Waltham, Massachusetts as a private research university. The student body consists of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Brandeis University has been name in the top 35 of all national universities since its inception. Brandeis University is honored with six members of the National Academies, four Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, three Pulitzer Prize recipients and two MacArthur Foundation fellow. Brandeis is noted for its work in nutrition science, social science research and international diversity of its students and faculty.

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415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
Website
http://www.brandeis.edu/
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Neuroscience

Rewiring the brain to fight epilepsy

Researchers in the lab of Associate Professor of Biology Suzanne Paradis have discovered a novel treatment for reducing seizure activity in the brains of rodents, a discovery they hope might one day help people living with ...

Health

Sense of taste influenced by the other four senses

An Internet controversy is raging over whether different colored gummy bears all taste the same. We assume they contain different tastes, but that might not be true. It's possible their color and scent fool our taste buds ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover the key to long-term memory

After a 30-year quest, a Brandeis professor has discovered the molecule that stores long-term memories—it's called calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase, or CaMKII for short. The results were published on September ...

Ophthalmology

A visionary solution to dry-eye syndrome

Physicist Hermann Wellenstein spends a lot of time thinking about what happens when subatomic particles smash together at nearly the speed of light. A member of Brandeis' high-energy physics group, Wellenstein and his colleagues ...

Neuroscience

Progress in the fight against ALS

A Brandeis research group has found a way to repair a vital signaling mechanism in fruit flies with symptoms of ALS. As a result, dying motor neurons regained health and the once paralyzed flies regained partial motion.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated

In keeping with the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy's (SIHP) mandate to inform health policy through rigorous economic analyses, a group of SIHP health economists at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy ...

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