Neuroscience Initiative

ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia Receives the Prestigious NINDS R35 Award from the National Institutes of Health

The highly competitive eight–year research grant will provide up to $9.17 million to fund innovative research on the molecular signals regulating glial cell function in the healthy brain New York, May 1, 2019 – Patrizia Casaccia, founding director of the Neuroscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center, CUNY and […]

Body Mass Index May Play a Significant Role in the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

A new longitudinal study finds a link between blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis patients who are overweight and obese NEW YORK, April 11, 2019  — A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients […]

Recent Study by Patrizia Cassacia on the Effects of Extreme Weather on Mothers and Infants Featured by Popular Science

Popular Science has featured a recent study from the lab of ASRC Neuroscience Initiative Director Patrizia Casaccia on Climate change’s growing threat to the mental health of newborns whose mothers were victims of severe storms, floods, wildfires and other climate disasters. […]