Neurodegenerative Disorders

Black-and-white x-ray of a skull with probes
A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Learn ways that tremor used to prevent a man from certain activities until DBS improved his daily life.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 4 min
New research suggests that language tests could aid early diagnosis of debilitating dementia.
  • The Dana Foundation
Huang Yu is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. In this video he explains the plaques and tangles behind Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 2 min
Neurofibrillary tangles in the brain may foreshadow trouble.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Students will use their research skills to learn about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
An early discovery kicked off a century of Alzheimer's research.
  • BioInteractive
Face recognition is a remarkably complex process. And for some people, telling faces apart is an almost impossible task.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 8 min
Learn about the past, present, and future of Alzheimer's research and treatment.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute

3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.