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    Helping Hand for Scientists Writing for the Rest of Us

     You've Got Some Explaining to Do offers advice to neuroscientists writing for non-scientists, including targeting your audience, organizing your thoughts, and avoiding jargon and negative wording. $2.99 in paperback; PDF version is free. Paperback available now at Amazon.

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    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

Unraveling the Mysteries of Inherited Anxiety

by Kayt Sukel

Could an overactive circuit in the brain be inherited? Researchers find positive evidence in monkeys.

ALS: A Mystery Almost Solved?

Jim Schnabel

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. One of our series of Briefing Papers.

Clue to Brain Regeneration Discovered in Lab Mice

by Jim Schnabel

Finding hints at future treatment strategy for traumatic brain injury, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.

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.

New Approaches to Brain Tumors

by Guy McKhann, MD


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.

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

by Marisa M. Silveri, Ph.D.

Lauren Parsley

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.


The Holy Grail of Psychiatry

August 18, 2015

by Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

 Cerebrum - article

In 2013, a group led by Helen Mayberg published a groundbreaking paper that sought an answer to one of the most discussed conundrums in psychiatry: Can specific patterns of brain activity indicate how a depressed person will respond to treatment? Our author examines the findings and their potential impact on treatment for a public health problem that affects millions of people worldwide.

Events and Deadlines

Staying Sharp


Gainesville, GA

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


The New York Academy of Sciences

Sorting Brains Out

9/18/2015- 9/19/2015

Philadelphia, PA

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

10/15/2015- 10/16/2015

Chicago, IL

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Successful Aging:

Successful Aging: 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.

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During Staying Sharp Kansas City on June 13, 2015, Anne Foundas, MD, from the University of Missouri described "The Three M's" (move, moderate and manage medical conditions) crucial to a healthy brain.