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BrainWeb

BrainWeb provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from outside sources and from Dana publications.

 

Staying Sharp 

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Staying Sharp program includes live public forums, printed and printable resources, and videos.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 

Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at basic and timely brain-related topics, like traumatic brain injury and obesity.


Recent Articles 

 

The Patterns of Pain Relief

Using a data-mining method and fMRI results from eight separate clinical trials testing pain medicines, Oxford researchers find evidence of consistent patterns of brain activity. Such a definite pattern might be used before human trials to choose which new drug to test, or after, to see if it is working in a particular patient.



Unraveling the Complexity of Schizophrenia Genetics

Our understanding of the biological mechanisms of schizophrenia risk has steadily evolved over the past few decades, attributable largely to advances in human genetics and to genomic technologies. One of our series of Reports on Progress.



The Enduring Mystery of Migraine

People who get migraines could soon have some new therapeutic options, but a deep understanding of the disorder continues to elude researchers.



New Stroke Therapy

There have been therapies for seizures, myasthenia gravis, and Parkinson’s disease for some time. More recently, multiple sclerosis was added to the list. Now we can mention new therapeutic approaches to stroke. 



When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education

A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers.



How to Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Without Taking Drugs

While most cases of dementia may be unavoidable, a great many may be prevented or delayed via simple changes in diet and other habits. In principle, the earlier in life a person starts making these changes, the better the preventive effect would be.