The OHSU Brain Institute is made up of more than 1,000 brain scientists and medical specialists – and is one of the largest communities of brain scientists and specialists in the nation.
Brain Institute experts are finding ways to treat — and hopefully one day cure — Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke and a range of other brain disorders and diseases.
At “On the Brain,” our experts write about the Brain Institute’s fight against these diseases, and about interesting developments in brain science.
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