Grantees in the News


Stanford researchers discover how parts of the brain work together, or alone

Stanford University
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings of the brain, which consists of billions of neurons, organized into many different regions, with each region primarily responsible for different tasks.

Scientists Discover New Genetic Forms of Neurodegeneration

UC San Diego Health System
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Researchers find epileptic activity spreads in new way

Case Western Reserve University
Monday, January 27, 2014

Researchers in the biomedical engineering department at Case Western Reserve University have found that epileptic activity can spread through a part of the brain in a new way, suggesting a possible novel target for seizure-blocking medicines.

Molecular Basis of Memory Watching Molecules Morph into Memories

Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Brain Uses Serotonin To Perpetuate Chronic Pain Signals In Local Nerves

Johns Hopkins
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Setting the stage for possible advances in pain treatment, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland report they have pinpointed two molecules involved in perpetuating chronic pain in mice.

Findings Could Help Explain Origins of Human Limb Control Zebrafish study connects data between fish and mammalian locomotion

Thursday, January 9, 2014

We might have more in common with a lamprey than we think, according to a new Northwestern University study on locomotion. At its core, the study of transparent zebrafish addresses a fundamental evolution issue: How did we get here?

Yale researchers find rare genetic cause of Tourette syndrome

Yale University
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Yale researchers find rare genetic cause of Tourette syndrome A rare genetic mutation that disrupts production of histamine in the brain is a cause of the tics and other abnormalities of Tourette syndrome, according to new findings by Yale School of Medicine researchers.

Some brain regions retain enhanced ability to make new connections

Washington University
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In adults, some brain regions retain a “childlike” ability to establish new connections, potentially contributing to our ability to learn new skills and form new memories as we age, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.

Tiny Proteins Have Outsized Influence On Nerve Health

Johns Hopkins
Monday, January 6, 2014

Mutations in small proteins that help convey electrical signals throughout the body may have a surprisingly large effect on health, according to results of a new Johns Hopkins study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in December using spider, scorpion and sea anemone venom.