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    The Scouts Healthy Brain Initiative Fun Patch order form has launched!  Earn FREE Dana Scouts Healthy Brain Initiative Fun Patches. Learn about the brain and living a brain-healthy life! This year's window for ordering patches closes on Monday.

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    Fumiko Hoeft Receives SfN Science Educator Award

    Dr. Hoeft talked with us about how she learned to communicate science to a public audience and offers tips for others who want to try. Dana Foundation is proud sponsor of this award, given during the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting.

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    Cerebrum Podcast:
    Naltrexone: A History and Future Directions

    Mark Gold, M.D., talks about his Cerebrum article, “Naltrexone: A History and Future Directions,” his long career studying addiction and the brain, and an opioid crisis that kills more Americans each day than gun violence or car accidents.

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    Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. By registering, your organization joins a global partnership committed to educating the public about the brain and the promise of brain research.

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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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Top Stories

Developing a Theory of Mind

by Kayt Sukel


Dana Grantee Liane Young studies theory of mind, trying to distinguish what in the brain might be off in people with autism who have trouble with social cues. One of our series of Q&As with neuroscientists.

Anxiety’s Ties to Dementia

by Carl Sherman

While it’s not clear if it is a cause or an effect, anxiety appears closely linked to circuits affected in Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The Contact Sports Dilemma

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tWhat should be done in the absence of better knowledge of how to predict the risks to an individual player? Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.

The Art of Discovering New Brain Cells

by Kayt Sukel


Researchers identify new types of cells--like this rosehip neuron--by looking at the brain through sharper lenses, searching vast gene expression databases, and crowd-sourcing visual analyses.


The Abused Brain

by Brenda Patoine


What happens to the brain of a child who is abused, neglected, or otherwise maltreated? Experts weigh in on this and other questions in our new Briefing Paper. 


Naltrexone: A History and Future Directions

October 23, 2018

by A. Benjamin Srivastava, M.D.,
and Mark S. Gold, M.D.

 A Novel Therapy for Huntington’s Disease

Trying to kick drug addiction without medicine is like relying on willpower to overcome diabetes or asthma. Enter naltrexone, which reduces cravings by fine-tuning the brain’s chemical reward system.

Events and Deadlines

A Lot on the Mind: Epilepsy


BraiNY and the Epilepsy Foundation

New York, NY

Brain Awareness Week

3/11/2019- 3/17/2019

The Dana Foundation


Featured Publication

You've Got Some Explaining to Do:

You've Got Some Explaining to Do: This compact book can help scientific writers learn and adopt new habits to be successful writing for a non-science audience. Download it for free (PDF). Also available en español (PDF)

Featured Video

Autism is the topic of the latest Neuroscience and Society program, held in October at AAAS in Washington, DC. See also our blogpost about the event.