Dr. Asthana answers questions about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia on Wisconsin Public Radio
University of Wisconsin

Dr. Sanjay Asthana, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and associate dean for gerontology at the UW School of Medici..Read More

Cause of fatal childhood disorder revealed in gene study
The University of Edinburgh

A gene involved in brain development that can lead to severe disability and infant death has been identified by scientists. Mutations in the gene caus..Read More

UNC research featured in PBS segment on PTSD

More than 2.5 million Americans have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001. Among these veterans, chronic problems with brain heal..Read More

IMPRS for Language Sciences Celebrates Its 50th Doctoral Defense
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

IMPRS for Language Sciences is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and two partner institutes, Donders Institut..Read More

Yale College creates new neuroscience major
Yale News

Yale College undergraduates for the first time can choose neuroscience as a major. The new major was developed through a joint effort by the Departmen..Read More

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Praveen Raju
Cornell University

As a child, Dr. Praveen Raju and his family raised coconuts in a small village in India. He soon learned that his calling was in the United States, he..Read More

21th Annual Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Meeting

Tajie, Carleigh, Jeremy, Sam and Kate attended the Woods Hole Immunoparasitology (WHIP) conference April 2-5, 2017. Carleigh, Sam and Kate had a chanc..Read More

Tragically Hip honoured for contributions to brain cancer research
Queen's University

The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) honoured the Tragically Hip for their contributions to brain cancer research, and presented the band with a co..Read More

Green spaces good for grey matter
The University of Edinburgh

Walking between busy urban environments and green spaces triggers changes in levels of excitement, engagement and frustration in the brain, a study ha..Read More

National Rehabilitation Information Center

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage anywhere along the spinal cord, usually from an accident or other trauma. An SCI can cause paralysis below the wa..Read More

Four Tufts University Faculty Receive National Awards for Science and Engineering
Tufts University

The NSF awards are the most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research ..Read More

Pitt Launches Study to Improve Treatment Options for Depressed Older Adults
University of Pittsburgh

Difficult to treat depression is very common among older adults and takes a considerable toll on their quality of life and may increase their risk of ..Read More

Six new members chosen for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
University of Wisconsin

Five UW–Madison graduate students and one postdoctoral scholar are to be inducted into a national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarly ..Read More

how the gut influences the brain's view of the world
University of Cambridge

It’s tempting to see the brain and gut as fulfilling different roles, one concerned with higher matters while the other does the dirty work: processin..Read More

Up against the clock
Queens University

The pressure was on as 11 graduate students took to the stage in the Dupuis Hall Auditorium to compete in the final round of the Queen’s Three-Minute ..Read More

Where CRI Funds
Northwestern Medicine

Checkpoint immunotherapies targeting CTLA-4 and PD-1 have been approved for multiple cancers. However, there are many types of cancer that have yet to..Read More

David Julius Honored with 2017 Gairdner Award for Groundbreaking Pain Research
UCSF School Of Medicine

David Julius, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Physiology at UC San Francisco, was named on March 28 to receive the 2017 Canada Gairdner ..Read More

Study lends insight into brain disorders
The University of Edinburgh

Fresh discoveries about a range of neurological disorders may inform the development of new therapies. Scientists have revealed molecular details of t..Read More

Join the Neuro Half Marathon and 5K on May 7th
Queen's University

Guest blog by Ilan Mester, student communications ambassador for the Faculty of Health Sciences and OT ‘17 Running played a key role in Kyla Tozer’s r..Read More

Charity celebrates research success
The University of Edinburgh

Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory have aided global research efforts to improve the treatment of babies born early. Experts gathered with families an..Read More

FDA Approves Safinamide (Xadago®) as an Add-on Treatment for Parkinson’s
Parkinsons Disease Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation alerts the community that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved safinamide tablets (Xadago®) as an add-on ..Read More

Early Experiences Shape Preterm Babies’ Brain
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Newborn babies experience the world through touch. Now, researchers who have measured the brain responses of 125 infants—including babies who were bor..Read More

New Approach to Treating Parkinson's Disease to be Investigated
University of Wisconsin

A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researcher who studies the genetics of blood has attracted the attention of the Michael..Read More

Protein That Regulates Hormones Critical to Women's Health Found in Pituitary
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have solved the mystery surrounding a "rogue protein" that plays a role in the release of neurot..Read More

Cognitive Computing: Building a Machine That Can Learn From Experience
University of Wisconsin

Suppose you want to build a computer that operates like the brain of a mammal. How hard could it be? After all, there are supercomputers that can deco..Read More

Worried Brains Yield Treatment Clues
University of Wisconsin

 A network of emotion-regulating brain regions implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders may also be useful f..Read More

Vampires Go to Bat for Stroke Treatment
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Vampires aren’t usually cast in the role of saviors, but stroke experts are hoping a blood thinner that mimics a chemical in vampire saliva ..Read More

Wetting the Bed Could Be All in the Head
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Think brain, not bladder, when it comes to your child’s bedwetting problem. Don’t blame it on laziness, says an assistant professor of urolo..Read More

Vascular Graft Bypasses Aneurysm
University of Wisconsin

A unique surgical approach developed to bypass a giant aneurysm in the brain of a young woman from Chippewa Falls may help others who need a bypass fo..Read More

Exploring the Links Between Brain Injury and Depression
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Could an injury to a particular part of the brain "cure" depression? The answer, from a long-running study of Vietnam War veterans, seems to..Read More

Unusual Compound Seeks and Destroys Cancerous Tumors
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — Imagine a compound that can both detect and treat nearly 50 different kinds of cancerous tumors, irradiating them from the inside out.   Res..Read More

Sleep Tempers Growth of Synapses
University of Wisconsin

MADISON — If you've ever been sleep-deprived, you know the feeling that your brain is full of wool.   Now, a study published in the April 3 edition of..Read More

Special Protein Helps Maintain an Efficient Brain
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — The instruction manual for maintaining an efficient brain may soon include a section on synaptotagmin-IV (Syt-IV), a protein know..Read More

Brain Scan Shows Uncertainty Fuels Anxiety, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — Anyone who has spent a sleepless night anguishing over a possible job loss has experienced the central finding of a new brain sca..Read More

Restless Legs Syndrome is no Joke for Sufferers
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin — They say it's like spiders crawling up and down your legs.   Or like a tingling wave that never stops.   That's how many sufferer..Read More

Mouse Study Sheds Light on Hearing Loss in Older Adults
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Becoming "hard of hearing" is a standard but unfortunate part of aging: A syndrome called age-related hearing loss affects about ..Read More

Donated Fat Could Play Key Role in Neurosurgery
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Donated fat removed during liposuction and chemically treated to prevent rejection could become a viable source of repair tissue ..Read More

UW Launches Study of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Why do some veterans return from war able to move beyond the horrors they experienced while others suffer ongoing Post-Traumatic ..Read More

Second Cochlear Implant Can Restore Two Important Facets of Binaural Hearing
University of Wisconsin

Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate auditory nerves directly, bypassing damage in the inner ear, and thus restoring some hearing. ..Read More

UW-Madison Study: Brain Responses During Anesthesia Mimic Those During Natural Deep Sleep
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - The brains of people under anesthesia respond to stimuli as they do in the deepest part of sleep - lending credence to a developi..Read More

UW-Madison Study Has Implications for Understanding Ion Channel Defects
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health team has made a discovery important to the millions of people who ..Read More

Sutula Receives Top Award from the American Epilepsy Society
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Epilepsy researcher Thomas Sutula, MD, PhD, has been named the recipient of the William G. Lennox Award  for pioneering research ..Read More

Novel Anti-Epilepsy Drug Developed at Wisconsin to Begin Clinical Trials
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - A sugar-like substance used for years in medical imaging is about to be tested in clinical trials to see if it can protect people..Read More

UW-Madison Researcher to Use CAREER Award to Study Endocrine Disrupters
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - An intricate biochemical messaging network, the endocrine system enables human bodies to grow and function properly throughout th..Read More

UW-Madison Scientists Collaborate on Ultrasensitive Detector That Pinpoints Big Problems in Tiny Fetal Hearts
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the most powerful magnetic detectors in the world is helping screen high-risk preg..Read More

Volunteers Needed for UW-Madison Clinical Trial of Multiple Sclerosis Therapy
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - It sounds like a challenge from "Fear Factor," but an initial study has suggested that introducing tiny intestinal parasites into..Read More

Mild Cognitive Impairment Study at UW-Madison Offers Insight Into Alzheimer's Disease
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - People who are not aware they are developing mild memory problems as they age may develop Alzheimer's disease at a faster rate th..Read More

Research Sheds Light on How the Brain Directs the Eyes
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - "Freezing," or being suddenly unable to take another step, is one of the unfortunate symptoms of Parkinson's disease.   Because p..Read More

How Disease, Therapy, Drugs and Meditation Reshape the Brain
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Leading neuroscientists will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the 16th annual symposium on emotion in April to d..Read More

Research on Depression, Anxiety and Sleep
University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin - Psychiatry faculty from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will present a community lecture on thei..Read More