Press Room

The Dana Foundation's Communications department provides a free resource for journalists developing stories on topics related to the brain. To inquire about a brain expert or to request background information, please email with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Journalists can also request access to our searchable Brain Expert Directory of more than 350 North American experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

The 2016 Cerebrum Anthology is now available for purchase! The book features a foreword by Guy McKhann, MD, founding director of the Krieger Mind-Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and addresses topics such as the global mental health crisis, neurotoxins in drinking water, the state of neurofunding, and a new approach to epilepsy.
•  In our new briefing paper, "When Is the Brain 'Mature'?", we explore how new scientific findings regarding the brain, adolescence, and neurodevelopment are informing law and policy across the country.
More than 30,000 people in the US contract Lyme disease each year; the inflammatory disorder can lead to long-term complications with the skin, heart, joints, and brain. We talk to Dana grantee R. Mark Wooten about his research into how the causal bacterium can become almost invisible to the mammalian immune system after infection, making the disease difficult to diagnose and treat.
Emmy-award winning journalist Charlie Rose will receive the inaugural Dana Public Outreach Award for his commitment to educating the public about the importance of brain research through his broadcasting work.
The need to incorporate sex influences into brain research is becoming more widely accepted, but how the research community should address sex as a biological variable remains hotly debated. Learn more in our Briefing Paper.