$44 Million NIH Grant to See if Dementia Can Be Prevented

Some new BrainHQ study related news. Researchers at the University South Florida in Tampa have received a $44.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training (PACT) Study. This new grant furthers prior research, published as findings of the ACTIVE Study in 2017, that showed a small…

Brain Awareness Week 2021!

Every year in March, the Dana Foundation hosts Brain Awareness Week—a “global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science.” This year, it’s coming up from March 15-21. It’s a good time to dedicate to thinking about your own brain health. What will you do to celebrate? Here’s are some real-world activities and…

A New Review of New Ways to Improve Brain Health

For decades, we’ve been waiting on the scientific community to find a cure for Alzheimer’s—but very little progress has been made. The first drug used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s was Cognex (tacrine), which was approved in 1993; and the most recent was Namenda (memantine), approved in 2003. That means that in the past…

Daily TED Talk – Michael Merzenich on Re-wiring the Brain

This week something really neat is happening in Long Beach, California. It’s the annual TED Conference– a meeting of some of the world’s great minds of science, technology, design, and entertainment. While not all of us are able to attend the very exclusive TED Conference, we can all benefit from the wonderful videos they post…