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Brain Connections 

Brain Connections provides information and links to validated sites about brain diseases and disorders from outside sources and from Dana publications.

 

Successful Aging & Your Brain

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives' Successful Aging & Your Brain program includes live public forums, printed and printable resources, and videos.

Reports on Progress

Reviews by eminent neuroscientists of specific areas of research, including normal function, disease, and new technologies. 

Briefing Papers

Briefing Papers take an in-depth look at basic and timely brain-related topics, like traumatic brain injury and obesity.


Recent Articles

How Type 1 Diabetes Affects the Brain

The auto-immune disorder makes it harder to regulate glucose levels in the brain. While the focus has been on keeping their numbers above a certain threshold, staying below an upper limit may be equally important.


Preventing PTSD: A New Use for Ketamine?

The drug has shown promise in treating depression and extinguishing fearful memories. Could it also prevent the descent from fearful memory to full-blown disorder?


Air Pollution Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Researchers find effects of exhaust fume particles in people who live close to busy roadways, even children.


Exercise Benefits the Healthy and Diseased Brain

At the recent Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers describe how increased movement can improve measures of brain volume and white-matter connections, as well as easing certain symptoms in people with schizophrenia and Parkinson’s.


Tracing Familial Risk of Mental Illness

How much is genetic? How much environment? Is having a depressive mother a sentence of depression? Scientists tease out hints and hope for more to help find children at most risk.


How Are Direct-to-Consumer-Advertisements Changing Psychiatric Drug Use?

It’s hard to say, because so few studies have looked at it. A review of the available research suggests people do ask for a drug they’ve seen advertised on TV—and doctors do give it to them.