Grantees in the News

Cellular Quality Control Process Could be Huntington’s Disease Drug Target

Duke Health
Monday, February 13, 2017

Root cause is shared by Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Pinpointing a Genetic 'Switch' That Offers Clues to Evolutionary Origins of Fine Motor Skills

Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Scientists identify molecular marker in mice and chicks that drives supply of nerve cells to hands and feet; findings highlight diversity of cells in central nervous system required for movement.


Human Brain ‘Organoids’ Offer New Insight into Rare Developmental Disease

University of California San Francisco
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Study Implicates Neural Stem Cell Defects in Smooth Brain Syndrome.


Enzyme Key to Learning in Fruit Flies

University of California Riverside
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

UC Riverside-led research could have applications in fight against memory related disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's and Huntington’s.

Vital links between brain tumors, epileptic seizures found

Baylor College of Medicine
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

In a study, scientists report that the emergence of specific brain cells during brain tumor progression in a mouse model marked the onset of seizures and brain tumor invasion.

Advanced EEG analysis reveals the complex beauty of the sleeping brain

Massachusetts General Hospital
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Multitaper spectral analysis provides clinicians with a powerful tool for quickly visualizing brain activity during sleep.

Brain plasticity: How adult-born neurons get wired-in

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Thursday, February 2, 2017

Study suggests newborn neurons rewire existing circuits.

Targeting Parkinson’s-Linked Protein Could Neutralize 2 of the Disease’s Causes

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Researchers report they have discovered how two problem proteins known to cause Parkinson’s disease are chemically linked, suggesting that someday, both could be neutralized by a single drug designed to target the link.

A Better Carrier

Harvard Medical School
Thursday, January 26, 2017

New gene-delivery therapy restores partial hearing, balance in deaf mice.

Blocking Neuron Signaling Pathway Could Lead to New Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Researchers have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 diabetes, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and HIV.