Navigation Links
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn Recognize Brain Research Foundation's 60th Anniversary
Date:9/19/2013

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The modestly sized foundation with enormous reach in the world of neuroscience research today marked its 60th year of funding critical research into the brain. The Brain Research Foundation had humble beginnings on LaSalle Street in Chicago's business district where it set out to help the research community's quest to understand the brain and its complex mysteries so that afflictions unique to the brain and central nervous system could be addressed, and lives improved and saved.

The Brain Research Foundation measures its success in part by how the research it funds attracts additional funding by other organizations and foundations. "We view our Foundation as the catalyst of innovative research," stated Terre Constantine, PhD., Executive Director of Brain Research. "Our objective is to support the most important early stage research to a point at which funding from larger institutions is possible. Our track record over our sixty years is excellent."

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel proclaimed September 19th as Brain Research Foundation Day in Chicago, highlighting the Foundation's work in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases. In a letter to the Foundation, Governor Patrick Quinn drew attention to the community of contributors who make the work of the Foundation possible.

Today, the Brain Research Foundation funds research conducted across the United States. Funding research into the brain and nervous system has become especially challenging because government budgets have contracted while the opportunities for meaningful research have expanded.

"The board of trustees commends the inspired work of Terre Constantine and her staff for their success in maintaining and growing our critical role in identifying and funding important research," stated Nathan Hansen, President of the Brain Research Foundation Board of Trustees. "The Foundation is unique in that it understands the interrelated nature of neurological research and also that discoveries in one area often benefit science in a completely different area of the brain. BRF is a very lean operation and money given for research goes entirely to research. We thank the Mayor and Governor for their support, and appeal to all of our friends to support our important mission."

About the Brain Research Foundation
The Brain Research Foundation (www.theBRF.org) supports cutting-edge neuroscience research that will lead to novel treatments and prevention of all neurological diseases in children and adults. We deliver this commitment through research grants, which provide initial funding for innovative research projects, as well as educational programs for researchers and the general public.

For more information:
BRF contact:
Louis G. Pukelis
Office: 312.465.5110
Mobile: 312.208.0560
louis@thekineogroup.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Brain Research Foundation
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Certified ScrumMaster Training in Chicago, IL (August 19-20, 2013 – 14 PDUs)
2. $999 Special Pricing for Chicago Certified ScrumMaster Training, August 19th and 20th (14 PDUs)
3. Z Trim to Spotlight New Meat Applications at IFT 2013 in Chicago
4. Affordable Scrum Trainings in Chicago on July 12th 2013 by Conscires Agile Practices
5. Proposed Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance Gets Stuck in City Council While My Cleaning Products Offers Non-Pesticide Bed Bug Spray Samples to Residents
6. Nanofibers from Biopolymers at the BIO International Convention in Chicago
7. OHK Medical Devices to Exhibit at 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting (Booth 1108) on March 20-22, 2013 in Chicago
8. OHK Medical Devices to Exhibit at 2013 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) in Chicago
9. University of Chicago Medicine is the First in Illinois to Adopt TrueVision 3D Surgical System for Ophthalmic Surgery and Teaching
10. Chicago to Welcome Data Science, Big Data and Data Mining Leaders at the 19th International ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference, KDD 2013
11. Chicago Celebrates First Informatics Week, Co-Chaired by Intelligent Medical Objects and Northwestern University
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... and traumatic injuries, will be accelerated by research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ... of wound healing and tissue regeneration. , The novel method, developed by WPI ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) , ... May 23, 2016 , ... The need for blood donations ... released this week by the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, blood donations are on ... than 30 years, and they are down 21 percent in South Texas in the last ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 - Leading CRO,s ... - Frontage Implement a Single Platform to Manage End-to-end ... Traceability Within the Bioanalytical lab Frontage Laboratories, a full-service ... States and China , has selected ... facilities. In addition to serving as the global electronic lab notebook ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... ... May 20, 2016 , ... The leading Regenerative Veterinary Medicine ... experienced veterinary clients have treated over 100 of their own patients with the VetStem ... the highest level of care for their patients. , The veterinarians are Dr ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/11/2016)... 2016 --> ... "Image Recognition Market by Technology (Pattern Recognition), by Component ... Deployment Type (On-Premises and Cloud), by Industry Vertical and ... MarketsandMarkets, the global market is expected to grow from ... by 2020, at a CAGR of 19.1%. ...
(Date:3/10/2016)... --  Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS ) today announced ... testing its biometric identity solution at the Otay Mesa border ... identify certain non-U.S. citizens leaving the country. ... determine the efficiency and accuracy of using biometric technologies in ... until May 2016. --> the United States ...
(Date:3/9/2016)... 2016 Nigeria . ... than 23,000 public service employees either did not exist ... salary unlawfully.    --> Nigeria ... more than 23,000 public service employees either did not ... their salary unlawfully.    --> DERMALOG, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):