Dana News E-Blast: February

Here are some stories recently posted on dana.org

Cerebrum-February 2016-Lithium-Article ContentLithium to the Rescue

by Richard S. Jope, Ph.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

New research reveals lithium’s role as a neuroprotector and suggests that enzymes modulated by lithium could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders. From Cerebrum, our online magazine of ideas.

New Clues to the Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Cell and animal models point to abnormalities in two brain areas.

Small Interactions, Big Effects: The Future of Huntington’s Disease Treatment

Researchers investigate an FDA-approved diabetes drug that affects energy production in cells.

Optogenetics Moves Towards the Clinic

Treating inherited retinal disease and deafness are likely near-term applications.

McKhann_thmbCognitive Training Still a Questionable Area

It’s not easy for brain training companies to prove their products are truly helpful. That doesn’t stop them from claiming they are. Dr. Guy McKhann’s monthly column from Brain in the News.

AAAS: Hearing Through the Lifespan

Why don’t toddlers hear you when you call? Research on how noise affects kids, premature infants, and elders was presented at last week’s meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. From our blog.

Help for Scientists Writing for Non-Scientists

This compact book offers the reasons and information that can help scientific writers adopt new habits to be successful and happy writing for a non-science audience. Go ahead and write journal-style for science journals and colleagues, says longtime science editor Jane Nevins, but you’ll need to try different styles to reach a different audience. Available in paperback; also free as PDF.

Celebrate BAW Image_SquareMark your calendars: Brain Awareness Week is March 14–20, 2016

It’s less than a month to #Brainweek! Check the Brain Awareness Week Calendar for an event near you. To whet your appetite, here’s our new 1-min cartoon describing all the fun.

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