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 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

Despite being a common disease, little is known about how malaria affects children’s brains. Using high-field MRI to scan children in sub-Saharan Africa, Dana grantee Michael Potchen and his team shed light on what may cause malaria-related brain swelling, which can lead to death and morbidity. Read our interview with Dr. Potchen.
•  Watch "Creativity, Genius, and the Brain," a video of the latest Neuroscience and Society event presented by the Dana Foundation and the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 
Brain mapping research is one of the hottest fields in neuroscience, with support from several high profile initiatives in the US and abroad. In our briefing paper, “A Very Big Map: Connectomics and Its Limits,” leaders in the field weigh in on new research advances and what we ultimately hope to learn from these intricate maps. 
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 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.