brain research

Brain 101 Educational Blog Series

Brain 101: An Overview of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain

The brain is a fascinating and complex organ. Research of the brain and understanding the inner workings of the brain will help us to learn about the mechanisms of certain neurological conditions, including hydrocephalus.

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$21 Million Increase for Brain-related Research Projects by Government

The Hill details the $21 million increase in the recent spending measure for brain-related projects at the NSF, including the BRAIN Initiative.

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Bill Signed into Law Assists those with Traumatic Brain Injury

President Obama signed legislation that reauthorizes a 1996 law that provides assistance to those suffering with TBI and that funds research into brain injury.

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NSF Awards Grants to Create Technologies that Explain Complex Brain Behaviors

The National Science Foundation awarded 36 Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) for the creation of technologies that can better explain how complex behaviors emerge from brain circuits.

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California Reaching to be a Leader in Brain Research

California is the first state to enact its own brain research program – Cal-BRAIN, making it a leader in brain research in the U.S. according to an opinion piece in the Sacramento Bee.

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Seattle Seahawks Owner Donates $2.4 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has funded $2.4 million to study the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, such as blow(s) to the head, on individuals. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as one of the principal investigators.

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Are we looking for innovation or revolution?

In her monthly blog, Hydrocephalus Association CEO Dawn Mancuso explores how a simple paradigm shift in thinking presented at a recent conference at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, might cause a revolutionary change in the rate of progress for research around hydrocephalus.

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A Seat at the Table: NINDS Nonprofit Forum 2013

The Hydrocephalus Association brings the voice of the hydrocephalus community to the NIH NINDS 2013 Nonprofit Forum, held September 10 and 11, 2013, at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Study on CTE and Athletes Focuses on Early Symptoms

A new study of former athletes with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) hopes to find ways to detect early stages of the condition and, thereby, early diagnosis for treatment interventions prior to significant symptom onset.

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Research UPDATE: Researchers in Hydrocephalus Convene in Greece

The International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF) held its 5th annual meeting June 28th – July 2nd in Athens, Greece. The meeting brought together hydrocephalus researchers from around the world to discuss the current state of research for all types of hydrocephalus.

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Research UPDATE: Investigating Alternative Treatment Options for Hydrocephalus

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) Research Department update focuses on the research of Dr. Sonia Podvin who aims to develop safe, specific drugs to treat hydrocephalus. She is the recipient of a Mentored Young Investigator (MYI) award from HA.

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Deepak Chopra Talks Reinventing the Brain

Deeprak Chopra joined Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN to shares his thoughts on the current “Golden Age” of brain research and how it is changing the way we think about the brain.

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NINDS Director Dr. Landis to Headline HA’s Conference in June

We are honored and thrilled to report that Dr. Story C. Landis, the distinguished Director of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), will be a keynote speaker at the Hydrocephalus Association’s 12th National Conference on Hydrocephalus: Getting to The Heart of Hydrocephalus. Dr. Landis will address the importance of hydrocephalus research and how this […]

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