BRF – Funding innovations today, for a stronger tomorrow. This video highlights the important work of the Brain Research Foundation over the past six decades, and into the future.

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A Founder’s Passion – The Story of Lisa
BRF Founding Member and Chairman Emeritus, William E. Fay, Jr.

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Celebrating our 60th Anniversary, this video highlights the important work of the Brain Research Foundation over the past six decades, and into the future.

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How are brain injuries in youngsters different than in older athletes?
H. Hunt Batjer, M.D., Northwestern University

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Elucidating the neuroscience of ADHD and its relationship to substance abuse.
F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D., NYU Langone Medical Center

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Research leads to exponential advancements in the study of both epilepsy and mood disorders.
Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University

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In this video, seed grant recipients discuss the importance of BRF funding in advancing their careers and making breakthroughs in neuroscience research.

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Investigating adult stem cells will lead to greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
Orly Lazarov, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

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Congratulations to our 2016 Scientific Innovations Award Winners!

Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators. The 2016 winners are:

Department of Neuroscience, Tufts University
Mapping and Restoring Synaptic Connectivity in Brain Disorders
 
Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago
Dissecting microglial function in neuroinflammation by mapping nitric oxide in real time in the living brain
 
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
Specificity and defects of neuronal circuitry in health and disease: Growth cone proteomes and RNA
 
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University 
Unravel the Neuronal Pathways Underlying Anesthesia-Induced Loss of Consciousness
 
 
 

Brain Research Foundation celebrated it’s 62nd Annual Discovery Dinner by raising over $1.1 million.

The Annual Discovery Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 27, was held at the Ritz Carlton Chicago and raised over $1.1 million for promising early-stage brain research.  Click here for more information.
 

Early-stage Research is Important to Unlocking Neurological Diseases

Dr. Terre Constantine, Executive Director and CEO of the Brain Research Foundation, explains that brain research is key to unlocking devastating neurological diseases like Huntington’s disease. Read more in Huffington Post.
This is a part of a Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month collection and in collaboration with The Lion’s Mouth Opens, premiering on HBO this June 1 at 9/8c.

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