Grantees in the News


A New Roadmap for Repairing the Damage of Multiple Sclerosis

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Research provides new understanding about how drugs can repair damaged brain cells that cause disability in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Study shows where brain transforms seeing into acting

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, July 6, 2018

Study shows where brain transforms seeing into acting

Researchers uncover hidden brain states that regulate performance and decision making

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
Monday, July 2, 2018

Brain activity is driven by encounters with external stimuli and situations, simultaneously occurring with internal mental processes. A team of researchers from Stanford University, with funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, in part through the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), has discovered how the brain dynamically handles cognitive tasks while it also is engaged in internal mental processes.

Experimental Drug Stops Parkinson’s Disease Progression in Mice

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Monday, July 2, 2018

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed an experimental drug, similar to compounds used to treat diabetes, that slows the progression of Parkinson’s disease itself — as well as its symptoms — in mice. In experiments performed with cultures of human brain cells and live mouse models, they report the drug blocked the degradation of brain cells that is the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. The drug is expected to move to clinical trials this year.

‘Music of Speech’ Linked to Brain Area Unique to Humans

University of California, San Francisco
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Understanding Vocal Pitch Could Give Realistic Synthetic Voices to Those Unable to Speak

Study Finds Tau Protein Does Not Stabilize Microtubules, Challenges Approach to Treating Alzheimer's

Drexel University College of Medicine
Thursday, June 28, 2018

A new study by researchers from Drexel University College of Medicine may reverse the popular scientific dogma that the protein tau stabilizes microtubules within brain cells. The scientists’ new research, published this week in Current Biology, suggests just the opposite: Tau’s actual role in the neuron is to allow microtubules to grow and remain dynamic.

How the Office Org Chart in Your Brain Helps to Organize Your Actions

Salk Institute
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Salk scientists discover how learned behaviors are organized and controlled by different brain cell types, offering insight into Parkinson’s, OCD

Broken Shuttle May Hinder Learning Across Several Brain Disorders

New York University School of Medicine
Friday, June 22, 2018

Unable to carry signals based on sights and sounds to the genes that record memories, a broken shuttle protein may hinder learning in patients with intellectual disability, schizophrenia, and autism.

Electrically Stimulating the Brain May Restore Movement After Stroke

University of California, San Francisco
Monday, June 18, 2018

Findings suggest potential for brain implants to treat stroke patients

Drugs that suppress immune system may protect against Parkinson’s

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Thursday, May 31, 2018

People who take immunosuppressants less likely to develop the disease