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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

Sorting Out the Links Between Menopause and Memory Decline

New study suggests that memory changes in women in mid-life might be influenced by dropping hormonal levels.

Parsing the Puzzle of Parkinson’s Genetics

Two decades of cumulative genetic discoveries have shed light on the heritability of Parkinson’s disease and uncovered novel pathways that could provide an explanation for the progressive neuronal degeneration associated with the disease.

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.

Center Stage for Targeting Migraine and its Treatment

Migraine is not a fatal disorder but can ruin a life and a family. Clinically migraine varies from patient to patient and reflects a highly choreographed interplay between brain and the environment. Here is the latest on what now is understood about migraine and what are becoming effective drug targets for treatment.

Predicting Effects of Surgery on Cognition

At a recent NYAS conference, researchers compare notes, trying to suss out why so many older people show signs of delirium just after surgery, and to predict which ones will progress to longer-term dysfunction and earlier-onset dementia.

Paving the Way for Apps in Mental Health Care

The World Health Organization estimates that 55 percent of individuals in developed countries like the U.S. are not getting the mental health treatment they require. Can mental health apps help fill the void for the millions who lack access to in-person care?