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Briefing Papers

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

 

Lessons and Activities

Science history, lessons, and activities, and news are covered at these sites.

Reports on Progress

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

Neuroeducation 

News, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.

Neuroethics 

News and analysis on the implications of brain research.

Lending Library 

The Dana Alliance provides brain and neuron models, posters, and related educational materials to neuroscience departments to be used for educational outreach programming at local schools, community centers, museums, summer camps, etc.


Recent Articles

Imaging of Cognitive Impairment from Soccer Heading-Related Brain Injury

Dana 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. 



Maturing Intelligence

While our short-term memory ability may peak in youth, other cognitive skills hit their strides much later, researchers report from a series of crowd-sourced experiments.



Teasing Apart How Food Can Make Us Well

Many researchers at a New York Academy of Sciences symposium described a “nexus of nutrition, aging, and dementia.” 



Targeting Inflammatory Diseases With Electrical Signals

Dana grantee Kevin J. Tracey, a pioneer of “bioelectric medicine,” and his colleagues are testing vagus nerve stimulation devices for possible use in severe rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.



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

Wrong-headed teen behavior isn’t due necessarily 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.



Can Brain Science Help Promote Good Health?

Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.