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See how we’re making strides in the field of neuroscience by exploring the latest research and advancements.

2022 Discovery Event

BRF’s 2022 Discovery Event with the Dr. Frederic A. Gibbs Community Service Awardee Martin Nesbitt and a panel discussion on restoring movement and touch to paralysis patients. Brain Research Foundation was founded and merged as a non-profit organization in 1953 by three neurologists: Dr. F...

Using Gene Therapy for Opioid Disorders

Her team published studies in the early 2000s showing that intranasal delivery of GDNF in rats with a Parkinson-like condition protected the dopamine-producing cells. Dr. Waszczak later refined her GDNF delivery method by partnering with a company that makes nanoparticles of the DNA that encodes ...

Chairman Leadership Change

Early in his career, he created and led Physicians Preferred Health Inc., a Missouri-based PHO. Scott Serota is a founding member of the National Business Group on Health’s Institute on Healthcare Costs and Solutions. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board for the Brain Research Foundatio...

Autism Research: Genes to Behavior

Three expert panelists met to discuss the field of Autism being both their specialist areas and their passion. Then, they set out to examine current risk factors, research, and treatments. Dr. Ted Abel from the University of Iowa, a long-time member of the BRF review committee involved in reviewi...

Brain Research Foundation – Fact Sheet

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) is leading the future of brain research. Since 1953, BRF has served as a nonprofit organization dedicated to making a dramatic difference in the lives of children, adolescents and adults devastated by neurological disorders.

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