Grantees in the News


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.


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.

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.