Grantees in the News


Isolating Their Target

University of Connecticut
Monday, April 24, 2017

Researchers at UConn Health used stem cells derived from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify the underlying cellular defects that cause the rare neurogenetic disorder, an important step in the ongoing search for potential treatments for Angelman and a possible cure.

UTA, UT Southwestern Researchers’ Findings Challenge Current Approach to Rare Pediatric Neurological Disorder

The University of Texas at Arlington & the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Monday, April 24, 2017

Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause motor developmental problems and trigger seizures and epilepsy.

RNA sequencing applied as a tool to solve patients’ diagnostic mysteries

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Broad Institute scientists deploy RNA sequencing to nail down disease-causing gene mutations in patients for whom genetic analysis failed to return a diagnosis.

Pitt Researchers Identify New Brain Pathway that Controls Hand Movements

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Monday, April 3, 2017

Picking up a slice of pizza or sending a text message: Scientists long believed that the brain signals for those and related movements originated from motor areas in the frontal lobe of brain, which control voluntary movement.

Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, March 31, 2017

Rubbery, multifunctional fibers could be used to study spinal cord neurons and potentially restore function.

MicroRNA Treatment Restores Nerve Insulation, Limb Function in Mice with MS

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Monday, March 27, 2017

Study Sheds Light on Possible Therapeutic Approach for Neurodegenerative Disease

Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

Washington University, St. Louis
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Star-shaped cells around neurons prove to be surprisingly important players in body's clock

Changes in the vascular system may trigger Alzheimer’s disease

The Rockefeller University
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A team of Rockefeller scientists found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem with Alzheimer's disease.

Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine

Salk Institute
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Salk researchers learn how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson’s, drug addiction.

‘Recycling Protein’ Shown to Affect Learning and Memory in Mice

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Protein called GRASP1 is needed to strengthen brain circuits.