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 or to request background information, please e-mail pressinfo@dana.org with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Journalists can also request access to our searchable Brain Expert Directory of more than 350 leading experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

 
Join us Saturday, August 29 in Gainesville, GA, for a free Staying Sharp program on memory and the aging brain. The session will include a discussion with two senior health experts, and an audience question and answer session.
   
•  Scientists seem to be zeroing in on the once-elusive mechanisms of ALS, and are starting to design and test therapies that target those mechanisms. Learn more in our new briefing paper, “ALS: A Mystery Almost Solved?” 
   
Dana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton discusses his research on the cumulative effects of soccer heading impacts in our interview.
   
Staying mentally sharp is a top priority for the aging population, and common questions include:  When is memory loss a sign of dementia? What actions can be taken to help maintain brain health? Our new, free booklet,Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain, gives answers to these and other memory-oriented questions in easy-to-understand language. Learn more in our press release.
   
Cerebrum Anthology 2014 is now available for purchase on Amazon! The book offers timely and provocative ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists, including recent Nobel Prize winners Edvard and May-Britt Moser, Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, and Temple Grandin. Contact pressinfo@dana.org for review copies.