by Jim Schnabel
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. One
of our series of Scientist Q&As.by Marisa M. Silveri, Ph.D.
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.
The Science Museum in London has officially announced the new Dana Library and Research Centre, opening in late 2015.by Carl Sherman
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.by Kayt Sukel
Their ability to use brain real estate slotted for vision for touch perception suggests that sense areas could be driven by task, not the type of sense.by Jim Schnabel
Researchers find that focused sound waves can loosen the blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s-model mice, resulting in the clearance of amyloid beta from the brain, and big improvements on memory tests.by Guy McKhann, MD
Medical problems ranging from hearing loss to Alzheimer's disease can be treated with a "replacement parts" or an "extended warranty" strategy. From our free print publication, Brain in the News.by Kayt Sukel
A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive
in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against
academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths,
explaining their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers.