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, please email pressinfo@dana.org with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible. We work with a network 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 2018 Neuroscience Outreach Awards were announced at the 11th FENS Forum in Berlin. Read about the winners and their work in our press release.
   
•  "Successful Aging & Your Brain On Demand," is a new, free video from the Dana Foundation that explores simple steps proven to help people stay mentally sharp with age. This hour-long feature includes commentary from top experts from Columbia University, New York University, and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Read our press release for details.
   
In our briefing paper, “Toward a Medical Model of Neuropsychiatric Disorders,” we examine new research that has helped affirm the long-postulated idea that even mental disorders have a physical basis.
   
A variety of brain troubles can trigger tau to form tangles, leading to diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer’s. While working to develop much-needed animal models that mimic the tricky process, Dana Foundation grantee Stanley Prusiner, M.D., found another protein, sortilin, that appears to govern tau’s actions. Learn more in our Q&A.