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The Brain Medicine Hub
Improving brain health through multidisciplinary development of new diagnosis, prevention, and treatment approaches to neurological conditions and diseases
The Brain Medicine Hub is a multidisciplinary center of excellence for neuroscience research, aimed at bridging the gaps between academic-based research, the experience of healthcare practitioners, and clinical practice, in order to improve brain health.
Despite remarkable advances, neuroscience still faces enormous challenges. Currently, an inability to understand the brain’s activity under changing conditions thwarts scientific efforts to develop new treatment modalities and limits physicians’ ability to treat brain-related diseases and injuries. Researchers at the Brain Medicine Hub are striving to gain access to the intricacies of the brain through collaborative research that spans scientific disciplines and clinical practices. Under the Hub’s umbrella, they will be able to obtain insights into how the mind works, what causes the brain to malfunction, and how to fix it when something goes wrong.
The hub provides a platform for discussion and cooperation between researchers in multiple scientific disciplines and those working in clinical research and practice. It aims to combine and harness the diverse talents, approaches, expertise, methods, and research infrastructures across BGU and Soroka University Medical Center in order to generate innovation in therapeutic approaches.
The hub’s researchers recognize the importance of translational research – translating scientific findings into medical treatments and research results into therapeutic interventions – and the research hub promotes this, uniting a wide range of researchers to create a critical mass focused on advancing neuroscience and translating innovative research into practical tools for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
The hub’s ultimate goal is to improve the understanding of underlying mechanisms of neurological conditions and diseases, from migraines and strokes to traumatic stress, including ischemic and traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, autism, and a myriad of stress-related diseases.
The shared expertise of the Hub’s researchers will be leveraged in this setting as researchers perform preliminary research and pre-clinical and clinical studies, including both functional and structural imaging approaches and statistical and mathematical models. Through this synergistic “Connecting of Minds,” the hub’s members will gain new insights into the secret pathways of the brain and arrive at new translational brain therapies, all in order to achieve overall well-being.

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