Here are some stories recently posted on dana.org
By imaging his own brain more than once a week for 18 months, researcher Russell Poldrack investigates variability and individual differences.
“Sonogenetics” could be a powerful new neuroscientific tool.
“I don’t think, going forward, that neuroscientists are going to be fully capable of doing all the great things they want to do without a level of comfort with computational analysis,” said NIH Director Francis Collins said at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.
Researchers find clues to why teens binge and which brain areas may be most susceptible to danger during this sensitive period.
While our understanding of relapsing remitting disease and treatment options have expanded enormously in recent years, understanding the mechanism of secondary and primary progressive MS, including the neurodegenerative aspects of these diseases, remains a central question. One of our series of Reports on Progress.
Despite being a common disease, little is known about how malaria affects children’s brains. Using high-field MRI to scan children in sub-Saharan Africa, Dana grantee Michael Potchen and his team shed light on what may cause malaria-related brain swelling, which can lead to death and morbidity. One of our series of Scientist Q&As.
The deadline for the Dana Foundation’s “Design a Brain Experiment” competition is in less than a month. This season’s “thought experiment” challenge for US high school students closes January 15, 2016.
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