Grantees in the News


Dr. Mary Heinricher receives Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for pain research

Oregon Health & Science University
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mary Heinricher, Ph.D., associate dean of basic research and professor of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, has received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

New insights into the information processing of motor neurons

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scientists at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience are working to understand how neurons in the cerebellum, a region in the back of the brain that control movement, interact with each other.

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Stanford University
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

Model Helps Explain Why Some Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Have Seizures

University of California, Riverside
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

UC Riverside study could lead to the development of drugs aimed at reducing seizures in multiple sclerosis, potentially benefiting epilepsy patients as well.

New, Ultra-Flexible Probes Form Reliable, Scar-Free Integration with the Brain

The University of Texas at Austin
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted.

Scientists show 'matchmaker' role for protein behind SMA

Emory University School of Medicine
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Emory researchers have a detailed picture for what they think the SMN protein is doing, and how its deficiency causes problems in SMA patients’ cells.

Your brain’s got rhythm

Salk Institute
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Salk scientists create synthetic brain systems called “circuitoids” to better understand dysfunctional movements in Parkinson’s, ALS and other diseases

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.