Press Room

The Dana Foundation's Communications department provides a free resource for journalists developing stories on topics related to the brain. To inquire about a brain expert, please email with your question and your media affiliation, and we will respond as quickly as possible. We work with a network of more than 350 North American experts in the major fields of neuroscience, all of whom are Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives members committed to public outreach. 

 Featured News and Articles

Learn about Brain Awareness Week (March 12-18), the global campaign to promote the promise and progress of brain research, and how to participate.
•  Two opportunities on Tuesday, March 13, in New York City to attend a free Successful Aging & Your Brain program. The Foundation has partnered with NYU Langone Health and JCC Manhattan to deliver programs that address memory, normal age-related changes in the brain, brain diseases and disorders, and tips for keeping the brain healthy as we age.
Rita Levi-Montalcini: A Pioneer in Neuroscience, a graphic novel originally written in Italian and now available in English (PDF), celebrates the life and work of neuroscientist and Dana Alliance member Rita Levi-Montalcini, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her "discovery of nerve growth factor" in 1986.
Brain tumors are the most common type of cancer occurring in children aged 14 and younger—as well as the leading cause of cancer death in that age group. Pediatric neurosurgeon and Dana Foundation grantee Samuel Cheshier is working on new technologies to improve immunotherapy treatments and track their effectiveness over time. We talk to him in our recent interview.
There’s no shortage of articles warning of the negative effects of screen time on kids’ development, but what does the research actually say? Experts weigh in, in our briefing paper, "The Truth About Research on Screen Time."