• Cerebrum - July 2015 - author - feature

    Q&A with Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP

    Advances in genetics are opening new doors in our understanding of schizophrenia, thanks in part to an international consortium co-founded in July 2014 by psychiatric geneticist Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP. In this month’s Cerebrum, “Schizophrenia: Hope on the Horizon,” he writes about how the largest biological experiment in the history of psychiatry opened new avenues for exploration and why he and his colleagues think new insights are coming soon.

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    Brain Books for Your Summer Reading List

    This summer, as you go on vacation, relax, and ponder the mystery of the cosmos, take a good book with you that will have you contemplating the vastness of your own brain. 

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    NYAS Podcasts: Dementia Decoded

    How can science help decode dementia? Join the New York Academy of Sciences for a 5-part podcast series. Sponsored by the Dana Foundation.

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Top Stories

Axons Help New Neurons Travel During Development

by Kayt Sukel

Neurons' branches form corridors that newer neurons can travel through.

Taking a Global Approach to Toxicology

by Carl Sherman

“There is this focus in science on studying one factor at a time, but diseases and disorders—particularly the most intractable ones—don’t arise this way,” says one researcher.

‘Flakka’ and the Brain

by Jim Schnabel

It’s stronger than the average stimulant, but its mechanisms don’t appear to be new.

Air Pollution Also Not Good For Your Brain

by Carl Sherman

Recent research provides strong evidence that pollutants cause harms, and suggests underlying pathways and mechanisms. 

New Approaches to Brain Tumors

by Guy McKhann, MD

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Personalized medicine may be the answer for brain tumor therapy, which desperately needs new ideas and approaches.
From our free print publication, Brain in the News.

Imaging of Cognitive Impairment from Soccer Heading-Related Brain Injury

by Jim Schnabel

Michael Lipton headshotDana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton is looking at the cumulative effect of heading impacts by monitoring changes in brain structure and function with diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive tests. One of our Scientist Q&As.

What Were You Thinking?! – Understanding the Neurobiology of the Teen Brain

by Marisa M. Silveri, Ph.D.

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Wrong-headed teen behavior isn’t due necessarily to a lack of knowing right from wrong, but rather an inability to hold back the wrong answer or behavior. 

One of our series of Reports on Progress.

Cerebrum

Review: Leon N. Cooper’s Science and Human Experience: Values, Culture, and the Mind

August 3, 2015

by Gary S. Lynch, Ph.D.

 Cerebrum - article

Shortly after winning the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on superconductivity, Leon N. Cooper transitioned into the biological basis of memory. His new book tackles a diverse spectrum of topics, including the limits of science, where order comes from, and understanding consciousness.

Events and Deadlines

Alzheimer's Disease and Tau: Pathogenic Mechanisms and Therapeutic Approaches

9/18/2015

The New York Academy of Sciences

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

10/15/2015- 10/16/2015

Chicago, IL

Neuroscience 2015

10/17/2015- 6/21/2015

Chicago, IL

Headaches 101

10/21/2015

92nd Street Y, NYC

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