Dana Foundation Launches New Outreach Grants for Brain Awareness WeekSubmissions will open in October to U.S. and Canadian Partners
The Dana Foundation will launch a grants program in October to support Brain Awareness Week outreach activities in the U.S. and Canada. Held around the world in mid-March, the annual campaign attracts hundreds of partners each year who plan and perform these activities with the goal of fostering public enthusiasm and support for brain science. The program is modeled on the successful Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and International Brain Research Organization Brain Awareness Week grants programs, also funded by the Foundation.
Exploring a Potential New Therapy for Fatal Canavan DiseaseQ&A with David Pleasure, M.D.
While others try to thin out the overabundance of an amino acid that critically damages the axons in infants with Canavan disease, Dana Foundation grantee David Pleasure aims to prevent the buildup itself.
Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Vocal LearningQ&A with Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.
Most mammals know from birth how to make sounds that communicate, but not humans. And not bats: Dana grantee Michael Yartsev has collected reams of data on how Egyptian fruit bats learn to make sounds to communicate as a way to understand how we do it.
Seeking Biomarkers for Alzheimer’sQ&A with Anthony Wagner, Ph.D.
In pioneering research measuring over-60s in many dimensions – using brain scans, biomarkers and psychometrics – Dana Grantee Anthony Wagner aims to uncover what affects memory later in life, and may even identify Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur