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, please email with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible. We work with a network of more than 350 North American experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

"Successful Aging & Your Brain On Demand," is a new, free video from the Dana Foundation that explores simple steps proven to help people stay mentally sharp with age. This hour-long feature includes commentary from top experts from Columbia University, New York University, and Weill Cornell Medical Center. Read our press release for details.
•  New paperback, Cerebrum 2017: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science, offers timely ideas in neuroscience and book reviews from a cross-section of prominent neuroscientists. Learn more and find out how to request review copies in our press release.
In our briefing paper, “Toward a Medical Model of Neuropsychiatric Disorders,” we examine new research that has helped affirm the long-postulated idea that even mental disorders have a physical basis.
A variety of brain troubles can trigger tau to form tangles, leading to diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer’s. While working to develop much-needed animal models that mimic the tricky process, Dana Foundation grantee Stanley Prusiner, M.D., found another protein, sortilin, that appears to govern tau’s actions. Learn more in our new Q&A.