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Welcome to the Dept. of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia!

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The mission of the Department is to promote multidisciplinary research and teaching excellence in both biomedical and clinical sciences.

The department was founded in 1993 as the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics. We seek to attract outstanding faculty and bright students by creating a welcoming, collegial and collaborative environment to foster success and creativity. Our faculty’s research focuses on a variety of fundamental areas, ranging from neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders, brain injury, learning and memory, neuroprotection, development, inflammation and regenerative medicine, using a broad repertoire of experimental approaches. Our department is also the home to the Transgenic and Genome Editing Core, which is supported by the Georgia Research Alliance.  

The Medical College of Georgia is the state's only public medical school. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation's fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, the Medical College of Georgia has one of the largest class sizes in the country. The medical school works to optimize health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service.





Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine News

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Mutated enzyme weakens connection between brain cells that help control movement

In one type of a rare, inherited genetic disorder that affects control of body movement, scientists have found a mutation in an enzyme impairs communication between neurons and what should be the inherent ability to pick up our pace when we need to run, instead of walk, across the street.

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Beige fat ‘indispensable’ in protecting the brain from dementia

Beige fat cells, which are typically intermingled with white fat cells in the subcutaneous fat present on “pear shaped” people, mediate subcutaneous fat’s brain protection, bringing down inflammation and providing protection from dementia.

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‘Camouflage breakers’ can find a target in less than a second

MCG researchers can train civilians to "break" camouflage in less that one second. Now they want to know if they're breaking camouflage or simply sensing something is amiss, something that's significant in real world circumstances, where a sniper might be hiding in the desert sand or a dense forest landscape.

photo from article Cell reprogramming could aid spinal cord injury recovery

Cell reprogramming could aid spinal cord injury recovery

Dr. Hedong Li is principal investigator on a two-year, $423,000 Exploratory/Development Research grant from the National Institutes of Health that is enabling his team to use a construct he has engineered to aid repair of an injured spinal cord by making new neurons available.


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