Heads-up: There’s an excellent–and open-access– research supplement in Nature, result of an NIH-led effort to advance the global brain disorders research agenda.
Description: Infants are starved of oxygen during difficult births. Children’s cognitive function is permanently damaged due to malnutrition or exposure to infections or toxins. Adults suffer from crippling depression or dementia. The breadth and complexity of these and other brain and nervous system disorders make them some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat, especially in the developing world, where there are few resources. An NIH-led collaboration has studied these complex issues that occur across the lifespan and today published a supplement to the journal Nature that lays out a research strategy to address them.
“We may be at a tipping point for research related to global brain disorders,” according to an introductory article authored by co-editors Dr. Donald Silberberg, of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Dr. Rajesh Kalaria, of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. “Over the past few decades, exciting basic science discoveries have been made, effective interventions have been developed and advances in technology have set the stage for a research agenda that can lead to unprecedented progress in this field.”
–> The journal supplement is open-access and available HERE
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