Grantees in the News


Discovery puts designer dopamine neurons within reach

University of Buffalo
Monday, December 7, 2015

Parkinson’s disease researchers discover a way to reprogram the genome.

Neuroscientists Now Can Read the Mind of a Fly

University of Buffalo
Monday, December 7, 2015

Parkinson’s disease researchers discover a way to reprogram the genome.

Protein imaging reveals detailed brain architecture

MIT News
Thursday, December 3, 2015

New technique could contribute to efforts to map the human brain.

Evidence Suggests Amateur Contact Sports Increase Risk of Degenerative Disorder

Mayo Clinic
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma.

Researchers find sleep gene linked to heart failure

Stanford Medicine
Monday, November 30, 2015

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene that, when working properly, appears to reduce the risk of heart failure and improve treatment outcomes, highlighting a possible target for the development of new drugs.

How Cells in the Developing Ear ‘Practice’ Hearing

Johns Hopkins Medicine
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut.

‘Connector hubs’ are the champions of brain coordination

Berkeley News
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball?

UAB study says Alzheimer’s plaques can also affect the brain’s blood vessels

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Monday, November 23, 2015

Amyloid beta, the plaque that accumulates in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, may also contribute to Alzheimer’s by interfering with normal blood flow in the brain, according to investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron: New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion, Finds Penn Study

Penn Medicine
Monday, November 23, 2015

Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often. A brain protein called SNTF, which rises in the blood after some concussions, signals the type of brain damage that is thought to be the source of these cognitive impairments, according to a study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.