A large part of the Brain Institute's mission is to promote basic research in new and expanding areas of neuroscience. These include Developmental Neurobiology (including the roots of schizophrenia, autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities and aggression); Brain-Body Connections (for instance, the brain's role in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, stress and obesity), Neurotechnology (including tools for motor, sensory and cognitive rehabilitation) and Neurodegenerative Diseases (such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and traumatic brain injury).
In this spirit, we have launched the new Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research. In addition, we are committed to opening several more Centers:
- NeuroDiscovery Center
- NeuroTech Center
- NeuroMapping Center
- NeuroLearning Center
- NeuroGenetics Center
In addition, we hope to be able to raise funds for two additional Centers that will focus on the neurobiology of dementia as well the neurobiology of stroke.