by Moheb Costandi
By David Hafler, MD, and Benjamin A. Lerner, AB
Researchers find clues to why teens binge and which
brain areas may be most susceptible to danger during this sensitive period.
While our understanding of relapsing remitting disease and treatment options have expanded enormously in recent years, understanding the mechanism of secondary and primary progressive MS, including the neurodegenerative aspects of these diseases, remains a central question. One of our series of Reports on Progress.by Kayt Sukel
New research suggests that neurodegenerative disease, like neurodevelopmental disorders, may actually start with the synapse, the small gap between two neurons in which neurochemical messages are passed.by Moheb Costandi
by Brenda Patoine
Connection to community and family should be a patient’s right, whether that person is fully conscious or minimally conscious, argued researcher Joseph Fins at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.
by Jim Schnabel
Despite being a common disease, little is known about how malaria
affects children’s brains. Using high-field MRI to scan children in sub-Saharan
Africa, Dana grantee Michael Potchen and his team shed light on what may cause malaria-related
brain swelling, which can lead to death and morbidity. One of our series of
Brain mapping research is one of the hottest fields in
neuroscience, with support from several high profile initiatives in the US and
abroad. Leaders in the field weigh in on new research advances and what we
ultimately hope to learn from these intricate maps. One of our series of briefing papers.