New Brain Institute Initiatives

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).