Neurology

The Department of Neurology has several laboratories involved in research and clinical services. The department's multi-center provides a diagnostic service for patients suffering from neurological and muscular diseases, and conducts research on autoimmune mechanisms related to pathological conditions involving the central nervous system (multiple sclerosis), peripheral nerves (Guillain-Barre syndrome) and muscles (myasthenia gravis); immunomodulation and immunosuppression of autoimmunity; transplantation of glial cells and remyelination. Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Disorders - conducts research on prion diseases and other degenerative diseases. The laboratory provides also a National Registry for Neurological Diseases and conducts research on the incidence and distribution of neurological diseases in various ethnic groups, in the country. Laboratory of Neurovascular Diseases - conducts experimental research on brain ischemia and stroke. Laboratory of Molecular Neurovirology - focuses its efforts on the elucidation of molecular aspects of herpes virus latency in the nervous system, on developing fast, reliable and effective means to detect herpes simplex virus type I infection, and on using herpes viruses as vectors for gene therapy of several neurological disorders. Laboratory of Experimental Neuroendocrinology - is investigating the activation of the HPA-axis in stress, during inflammation of the CNS, and in the bidirectional communication between the CNS and the immune system. Laboratory of Neurooncology - is investigating neoplastic diseases that affect the brain and spinal cord and complications of radiation-induced damage to the nervous system. Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology - conducts studies of evoked potentials in patients with familial metabolic disorders on the peripheral nervous system. Aran Laboratory of Human Psychophysiology - provides diagnostic services for patients suffering from various pathological conditions of the brain and conducts research in the field of neuropsychology and psychophysiology; brain organization and higher cortical functions; cognitive neurophysiologic and biochemical impairment in dementia.

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Contact Person Prof. Tamir Ben-Hur, Head of Department
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