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NOMIS Insight film features Tony Wyss-Coray, Brain Rejuvenation project

Marking the completion of the Brain Rejuvenation Factors From Blood project, the NOMIS Foundation has released an Insight film featuring NOMIS Awardee Tony Wyss-Coray. Created in collaboration with Vollformat, the film tells the story of Wyss-Coray’s NOMIS research project, illuminating his pioneering research that has generated new insights and advanced our understanding of brain aging.

Brain Rejuvenation Factors From Blood project

What is the identity of blood-borne rejuvenating factors? Where do they come from? How do they enter the brain and communicate with it? What is the genetic basis of brain rejuvenation? How does the brain age in the first place? Wyss-Coray pursued these questions as part of his research project at Stanford University from 2017 to 2022.

To explore his research questions, Wyss-Coray and his team employed a combination of genetic, cell biology and omics approaches in killifish, mice and humans, and developed bioorthogonal tools for the in vivo labeling of proteins. Through his insights into the aging process, Wyss-Coray’s work could help slow down and prevent age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, vascular dementia and stroke.

NOMIS Insight films

Often the fruit of a long quest and years of careful research, insight advances our understanding of the world. Insight films highlight the knowledge and insights gained by NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Awardees through their unique, collaborative and interdisciplinary NOMIS research projects. By sharing their research journeys—the successes and the challenges—NOMIS Awardees are contributing to the advancement of science and human progress.


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