Dana newsletter: January

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deutch-rop-jan2017-80pFinding Clues to Schizophrenia Outside Neurons

by Ariel Y. Deutch, Ph.D.

The recent discovery of key roles of non-neuronal cells such as microglia in the development of schizophrenia opens the door to the development of new types of therapies for an illness for which we need far better treatments. One in our series of scientists’ Reports on Progress.

Mental Math and the Fine-Tuning of Emotions

Why would being good at mental arithmetic make you good at managing your feelings?

Incorporating Sex Influences into Today’s Brain Research

The need to incorporate sex influences in brain research is becoming more widely accepted, but how the research community should address sex as a biological variable remains hotly debated. One in our series of Briefing Papers.


brain_obama_roboticsProgress in BRAIN Initiative Research

In the less than three years since the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative was announced, researchers have made measurable progress towards creating new tools and sharpening existing ones to study the brain. Though its goals are long-term, in a few cases, this progress already has shown promise in helping people. From the Dana blog. See also Neuroethics and the BRAIN Initiative.

Tracing Familial Risk of Mental Illness

How much is genetic? How much environment? Is having a depressive mother a sentence of depression? Scientists tease out hints and hope for more to help find children at most risk.

Why Become a Brain Awareness Week Partner?

Brain Awareness Week (March 13-19) is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. By registering, your organization joins a global partnership committed to educating the public about the brain and the promise of brain research.

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