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Lessons From a Boy and his Monkey

A year ago at this time a yellow magazine cover bearing the photo of a little boy with a monkey on his head suddenly appeared and made one heck of …

They’re the reason we’re in the science of supporting science

Ever feel like you need your faith in humanity restored? Wondering what brilliance is percolating in the minds of our youth? Desperately hoping that intelligent people will discover medical breakthroughs …

A Salute To Those Whose Brains Are Going Places

Three years ago, in October of 2016, The Brain Donor Project began operating to make sure people know about the critical need for people to donate their brains to neuroscience …

An Unexpected Positive

Kathy McKenzie said a final goodbye to her husband Michael on December 5, 2017. She had taken care of him as he suffered through Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia …

Scientists Identify Urgent Need For PD Brain Donation

It’s no secret that scientists these days are coming at Parkinson’s Disease with everything they have—including enhanced brain imaging technologies, advancements in the search for biomarkers and a better understanding …

Thank you, Solomon Wilcots

You may have come to know and admire him during his six seasons as an NFL defensive back – four with the Cincinnati Bengals. Maybe you followed his television broadcasting …

When Show and Tell Gets Real

I owe a lot to someone I’ve never met. He’s gone now…but he lived to be 101 years old and was said to be very astute up until the time …

Hellooooooo Wyoming!

Here we are six months into folks signing up to donate their brains when they die through the Brain Donor Project – and the results have been pretty phenomenal: We’ve …

“It’s taught me a new level of compassion”

The Brain Donor Project is featuring stories during this Brain Awareness Week of those who’ll donate their brain to neurologic research when they die. For some, it is highly personal, …

A Career of Caring Leads to a Love of Research

The Brain Donor Project is featuring stories during this Brain Awareness Week of those who’ll donate their brain to neurologic research when they die. For some, it is highly personal, …

“Please seriously consider it—you don’t need it anymore”

The Brain Donor Project is featuring stories during this Brain Awareness Week of those who’ll donate their brain to neurologic research when they die. For some, it is highly personal, …

“I knew things were going to end badly—I just didn’t know how”

The Brain Donor Project is featuring stories during this Brain Awareness Week of those who’ll donate their brain to neurologic research when they die. For some, it is highly personal, …

Help Solve this Critical Conundrum

Try this one on for size – one day you wake up exhausted after a full night’s sleep, notice a few more aches and pains than normal, and mentally things …

They’re Just Like Us

So we’re off to a strong start at The Brain Donor Project – in 2016, brain donors across the age spectrum signed up in cities all across the country. They …

Collaborating For Cures

President Obama this week signed the long-awaited the 21st Century Cures Act into law. It’s a $6.3 billion dollar piece of legislation that was recently passed by both the House …

I’m Doing it For Her

The following post was written by a father who chooses to remain anonymous. His decision to donate his brain was inspired by his daughter who had to wait way too …

Why Football Makes Me Sad

I’m starting to feel bad about football. Ever since my brothers and my dad helped me begin to understand the game, I’ve loved watching football. Tried to learn more and …

5 Reasons

Human post-mortem brain donation is getting more attention as professional football players and racecar drivers make public their decisions to donate, to find answers about the long-term effects of brain …

Something Good

There are certain words we say to each other to try and provide some comfort when a loved one dies. They’ve become pretty cliché, actually. Please accept my condolences. At …