Here are some stories recently posted on www.dana.org:
by Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
In 2013, a group led by Helen Mayberg published a groundbreaking paper that sought an answer to one of the most discussed conundrums in psychiatry: Can specific patterns of brain activity indicate how a depressed person will respond to treatment? Our author examines the findings and their potential impact on treatment for a public health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. From Cerebrum, our online magazine of ideas.
Findings also hint that “synucleinopathies” may in rare cases be contagious.
Scientists seem to be zeroing in on the once-elusive mechanisms of ALS, and are starting to design and test therapies that target those mechanisms. One of our series of Briefing Papers.
Finding hints at future treatment strategy for traumatic brain injury, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.
Recent research provides strong evidence that pollutants cause harms, and suggests underlying pathways and mechanisms.
When is memory loss a sign of dementia? What actions can be taken to help maintain brain health? Our new, free booklet gives answers to these and other memory-oriented questions in easy-to-understand language. (link is direct to PDF)