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

Read our blog coverage of select panels and lectures from the International Neuroethics Society and Society for Neuroscience annual meetings.
•  Two decades of cumulative genetic discoveries have shed light on the heritability of Parkinson’s disease and uncovered novel pathways that could provide an explanation for the progressive neuronal degeneration associated with the disease. Learn more in our briefing paper, "Parsing the Puzzle of Parkinson's Genetics."
A researcher, an outreach specialist, and a federal official discussed closing the language skills gap among children at our recent Neuroscience and Society event at AAAS in DC. Read our write up, or watch the video of the event.
Read our interview with Dana Foundation grantee Amit Etkin, who is investigating the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in combination with whole-brain EEG and functional MRI to treat depression and help unravel its underlying brain circuitry.
Find definitions for common brain terms in our newly expanded Brain Terms Glossary.