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    Successful Aging and Your Brain

    The Successful Aging & Your Brain program focuses on understanding how the brain works and maximizing brain function and health. The program includes live public forums, videos, and printed resources.

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    Fire in the Smoke: Battling Brain Tumors

    Michael Lim, M.D., talks about his Cerebrum article, “Fire in the Smoke: Battling Brain Tumors,” and the challenge to overcome glioblastoma.

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    In the Lab

    Dana Alliance member Ewelina Knapska  is the head of the Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, part of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw, Poland. Her current research activities examine socially transferred emotions, the neural mechanisms of impaired social behaviors, and the neural mechanisms of extinction and renewal of learned fears. (PDF)

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    Dana Alliance Q&A

    Dana Alliance member Eric Nestler, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, chats about Brain Awareness Week and science outreach, his term as president of the Society for Neuroscience, his recent research and outreach on depression, and more. (PDF)

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    Lesson Plans for K-5

    Introducing our new lesson plans for students K-5! Build-a-Brain, Protect Your Brain, and Expose Your Nose each have lesson plans and teacher PowerPoints.

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Top Stories

The Language of Dementia

by Moheb Costandi


Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia significantly affect language skills. Researchers are testing the possibility that spoken language tests could aid in diagnosis of these conditions.


Mom's Immune System Influences Baby’s Salience Network

by Kayt Sukel

One effect of an immune reaction during third trimester is greater connectivity in child’s network directing attention and focus at 14 months.

Wrestling With Our Digital World

by Carl Sherman


Researchers explored benefits, dangers, and potential of our modern “device culture” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.



Psychiatrists Explore a ‘Circuits First’ Approach to Mental Illness

by Carl Sherman

Researchers discuss potential of brain scanning for diagnosis and treatment at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? New Insights into the Links Between Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

by Kayt Sukel

Broken-Heart-80Many people with low mood also carry higher risk for heart troubles, and vice versa. Inflammation may be a conduit for both. 




Synthetic Opioid Driving Overdose Death Rate

by Kayt Sukel

An unintended consequence of manufacturing a drug as quick and powerful as fentanyl is how easily the smallest overdose can kill: Currently nearly half of overdoses involve the drug, alone or in combination with other drugs, a NIDA study reports.


Fire in the Smoke: Battling Brain Tumors

June 5, 2018

by Michael Lim, M.D., and Christopher Jackson, M.D.

Fire in the Smoke: Battling Brain Tumors (spotlight) (feat)

For patients with glioblastoma, the most common primary brain tumor in adults, immunotherapy is still struggling to overcome this lethal malignancy.

Events and Deadlines

11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

7/7/2018- 7/11/2018

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

Berlin, Germany

Neuro-Immunology: The Impact of Immune Function on Alzheimer’s Disease


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness


The New York Academy of Sciences

New York, NY

Neuroscience 2018

11/3/2018- 11/7/2018

Society for Neuroscience

San Diego, CA

Featured Publication

Cerebrum 2017

Cerebrum 2017 - Can lifestyle changes help prevent Alzheimer’s disease? How much does smell impact our mood and behavior? The answers to these questions and more can be found in our book of articles and book reviews written by prominent neuroscientists. This compendium of timely ideas will provide you with a greater understanding of how advances in neuroscience can help us lead longer, healthier lives.

Featured Video

Successful Aging & Your Brain: This one-hour program includes clips from one of our recent live programs plus an in-depth look at the four factors that may contribute to the maintenance of cognitive function. See also our Successful Aging page.