Dana Newsletter: August

Here are some stories recently posted on www.dana.org:

eblast augMaking Mental Health a Global Priority

by  Patricio V. Marquez, ScM., and Shekhar Saxena, M.D.

The World Bank Group and the World Health Organization are leading an initiative to find solutions to a mental health problem of global proportions. From Cerebrum, our online magazine of ideas.

eblast aug 2Center Stage for Targeting Migraine and its Treatment

Migraine is not a fatal disorder but can ruin a life and a family, writes Michael Moskowitz, M.D. Clinically, migraine varies from patient to patient and reflects a highly choreographed interplay between brain and the environment.  Here is the latest on what now is understood about migraine and what are becoming effective drug targets for treatment.One of our series of Reports on Progress.

Decoding the Patterns in Sleep

Researchers at the 10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Copenhagen suggested that differences in sleep waves could reflect intelligence or disease states.

eblast aug 3Brain Stimulation + Imaging Pack Dual Punch to Treat, Unravel Depression Circuitry

We speak with Dana grantee Amit Etkin, whose lab is investigating the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in combination with whole-brain EEG and functional MRI to treat depression and help unravel its underlying brain circuitry. One of our series of Scientist Q & As.

Brain Link Established Between Stress and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers describe sequence from distractibility to anxiety to inflammation to diabetes.

Seeking Clues to Stuttering Deep Within the Brain

People who stutter have no problems with memory, syntax, grammar, word finding, or articulation. Scientists theorized that there must be some extremely specific population of neurons somewhere in the brain that are affected.

What We Can Learn from the Minds of Olympic Athletes

eblast aug 4John Krakauer, M.D., a neurologist at the Johns Hopkins University who studies human sensorimotor learning and performance, speaks with us about what we can learn from the minds of Olympic athletes, whether super athletes should be considered geniuses, and how those findings may one day inform rehabilitation after stroke or brain injury. From our blog.

eblast aug 5New Resource

Find definitions for common brain terms in our newly expanded glossary. [PDF]




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