It’s the Power of Love—in VolesQ&A with Zoe Donaldson, Ph.D.
What is attachment and how does it form? By imaging individual cells in the brains of prairie voles, Dana Foundation Grantee Zoe Donaldson's lab has identified a neural network that signals how strong their preference for their partner is.
Stimulating ConsciousnessQ&A with Martin Monti, Ph.D.
Determining if a brain-injured person is conscious can be difficult when that person cannot respond to your questions or show some outward sign. Dana Grantee Martin Monti is using targeted ultrasound to try to re-awaken dormant neurons.
Exploring a Potential New Therapy for Fatal Canavan DiseaseQ&A with David Pleasure, M.D.
While others try to thin out the overabundance of an amino acid that critically damages the axons in infants with Canavan disease, Dana Foundation grantee David Pleasure aims to prevent the buildup itself.
Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Vocal LearningQ&A with Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.
Most mammals know from birth how to make sounds that communicate, but not humans. And not bats: Dana grantee Michael Yartsev has collected reams of data on how Egyptian fruit bats learn to make sounds to communicate as a way to understand how we do it.
Seeking Biomarkers for Alzheimer’sQ&A with Anthony Wagner, Ph.D.
In pioneering research measuring over-60s in many dimensions – using brain scans, biomarkers and psychometrics – Dana Grantee Anthony Wagner aims to uncover what affects memory later in life, and may even identify Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur