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

 
New paperback, Cerebrum 2017: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science, offers timely ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. learn more and find out how to request review copies in our press release.
   
•  In our new 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 new Q&A.
   
Our latest Neuroscience and Society event, "Buildings and the Brain," held in partnership with AAAS, explored how building design effect our the human experience, health, and well-being.
   
Rita Levi-Montalcini: A Pioneer in Neuroscience, a graphic novel originally written in Italian and now available in English (PDF), celebrates the life and work of neuroscientist and Dana Alliance member Rita Levi-Montalcini, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her "discovery of nerve growth factor" in 1986.