Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

The Dana Alliance, a nonprofit organization of more than 250 neuroscientists, was formed to help provide information about the personal and public benefits of brain research. Today one out of five Americans suffers from a brain-related disease, or disorder, ranging from cocaine addiction to learning disabilities from Alzheimer's disease to spinal cord injuries. Recently, significant advances have been made in brain-related research, including "imaging" techniques, that allow scientists to study actual functioning brains; genetic-based research; and the development of new drugs.