Dana Newsletter: June

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

cere_spotlight_Tracy_060116_contThe Neuro Funding Rollercoaster
by Harry M. Tracy, Ph.D.
Advances that have the potential to affect the quality of life for millions of people are very much dependent on the wild fluctuations of research and development funding from private and corporate lenders for cognitive neuroscience. From Cerebrum, our online magazine of ideas. Listen to a podcast interview with Dr. Tracy.

Growth Charts for Brain Development?
An early, prospective study suggests that pinpointing where children are on a scale of brain connectivity could tell doctors which child is at risk of developing problems. Continue reading

Free Staying Sharp Program in Kansas City

Are you going to be in the Kansas City metro area this weekend? If so, please join us Saturday morning, June 13, for our free Staying Sharp forum. The program includes a panel discussion from 10 am to 12 pm with Anne Arthur, ARNP, BC; Jeffrey Burns, MD, MS; and Russell H. Swerdlow, MD from the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, as well as Anne L. Foundas, MD, MS, Professor and Chair of the Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience department at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. They will discuss the latest information on the aging brain, memory, Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, and more. For the last thirty minutes, they will take your questions as part of the Q&A.

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2015 Brain Awareness Week Photo Gallery

Brain Awareness Week has come and gone and BAW 2016 (March 14-20) seems light-years away. But raising awareness about the brain is a yearlong effort, and we’ve got just the thing to reignite that BAW 2015 excitement: the 2015 Brain Awareness Week Photo Gallery.

Brainy the Robot at a BAW event in a mall hosted by Edinboro University of PA, PA 2015

Brainy the Robot at a BAW event in a mall hosted by Edinboro University of PA, PA 2015

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BAW Across the Continents 2014: Europe

We’ve looked at Brain Awareness Week in Africa, Asia, Australia, South and North America. Today we complete our trip around the world in Europe, where hundreds of events are scheduled across twenty-five different countries. The participating countries are Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.  Last year we focused on the six countries—Croatia, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom—with the most events; this year we will take a look at a different group.

Musical performance for Brain Awareness Week in Portugal, 2013

[Musical performance for Brain Awareness Week in Portugal, 2013]

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BAW Across the Continents 2014: North America

Today is the fifth day of Brain Awareness Week, and we journey over the Panama Canal into North America where Canada, Mexico and the United States are celebrating Brain Awareness Week.

Brainwaves BAW event in New York City, BAW 2013

[Brainwaves BAW event in New York City, BAW 2013]

With hundreds of events planned in 45 different states, it is hard to choose events in the United States to highlight, so this year let’s take a look at some of the more unusual ones. Two events in New York City catch the eye: In a Brooklyn gallery the Brainwave Music Project will be transforming human brain activity into song in a live music experiment. And at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, people involved with a boxing-based program for people with Parkinson’s will talk about how quality of life has improved through the initiative. Elsewhere, biology faculty and students at a university in Pennsylvania will face off in a neuroscience jeopardy-style competition. And across the nation the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation will host a free teleseminar on the power of medical yoga.

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