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.