Brain in the News

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Are you subscribed to Brain in the News? Our free, monthly periodical has been circulating around the globe by the tens of thousands since 1994, keeping readers up to date with trending stories in the field of neuroscience.

In each issue, you’ll find articles sourced online from laboratories, universities, prestigious magazines and newspapers, and the researchers themselves. Every story is substantiated by the Dana Foundation’s scientific advisor, Guy McKhann, MD, before it hits the stands, so readers can rest assured that Brain in the News is a dependable news source. Dr. McKhann also writes a monthly column addressing a topic that points back to a featured story. Columns from past issues can be found on the Foundation site; however, the rest of the newspaper can only be read in its printed form.

As the new editor of Brain in the News, I look forward to working with our team to make sure readers are getting a paper filled with thought-provoking stories and fun takeaways about the brain. It’s a refreshing pause from the constant stream of news we read on our computers or phones, so if you haven’t subscribed, I urge you to do so in time for next month’s paper.

If you already receive the publication, you’ll find that the January issue includes stories on adolescents and mental health, phone addiction, a new approach to mapping out specific sounds in the brain, the hidden secrets of epilepsy, and the “phenomenal” trial results of a new drug for treating Huntington’s disease (featuring Nancy Wexler, a key player in Huntington’s research and member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives).

We all have our list of resolutions for the new year, but what better way to start 2018 than by learning more about our brains?

– Seimi Rurup

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