OUR Belief

    No one should suffer from brain disease

    A cure for one brain disease will lead to cures for others. That’s why we invest in research across all brain diseases and disorders to improve treatments and find the cures of tomorrow.

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    Make a difference today. Your gift will support the groundbreaking research
    working on the cures of tomorrow, creating hope for the millions of people
    impacted by brain disease.

OUR VISION AND MISSION

Life without brain disease

The American Brain Foundation was founded to bring researchers and donors together to cure brain diseases and disorders. For almost 30 years, we have funded research across a broad spectrum of brain and nervous system diseases and disorders in the pursuit of early diagnoses, improved treatments, and the discovery of cures. We focus on the full spectrum of brain diseases and disorders because we believe that when we cure one disease, we will cure many. 

$33M

We have granted over $33 million dollars to researchers

270 +

We have provided funding and scholarships to over 270 researchers

86%

86% of our researchers have gone on to secure funding from the NIH and other national funders

25

25 scientists are actively undertaking innovative studies in over 10 different disease areas

DRIVEN TO FIND A CURE

About the American Brain Foundation

We bring together the most respected researchers, brain disease organizations  and individual donors to achieve our shared goals. Our founder and research partner is the American Academy of Neurology.

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Brain Disease Affects 1 in 6 people
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Cure One, Cure Many

Our whole-brain approach recognizes the interconnectedness of brain diseases and supports innovation through research by the best and brightest in the field of neurology. By examining the whole brain, we get the whole picture, and we know that when we cure one brain disease, we will cure many. 

Brain Disease Affects 1 in 6 people

That’s over 1 billion people across the globe whose lives are impacted by brain diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, stroke, migraine, epilepsy, and more. Our goal is to bring that number to zero. 

Funding Brain Disease Research

Through programs like our Next Generation Research Grants and the Cure One Cure Many research award, we are committed to funding the innovative research of early-career and established investigators, encouraging a passion for research and laying the groundwork for the cures of tomorrow. 

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Together, we can outsmart brain disease. Make your donation today to help make life without brain disease a reality. 

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Commitment to Cures 2021

Thank you for an inspiring night honoring just how far we’ve come in the fight against brain disease. The event included celebrity appearances, a live musical performance and craft cocktail demo, inspiring stories from those impacted by brain disease, a live fund-a-need, and more!

Missed the event? You can still help us recognize research breakthroughs and raise funds to continue this critical work.

NEXT-GENERATION RESEARCHERS

Working to Find Cures

The Next Generation Research Grants program funds and supports innovative investigations by the best and brightest early-career researchers working today to find the cures of tomorrow. We support their research across a broad spectrum of the brain and nervous system as they tackle things like identifying and treating ALS, developing treatments for Parkinson’s disease, predicting outcomes for TBI patients, and more. 

BRAIN DISEASES AND DISORDERS

Brain Diseases From A-Z

Brain disease comes in many different forms and goes by many different names. It affects the lives of one in six people worldwide, in addition to the lives of their family, friends, and caregivers. Learn more about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system, including ALS, dementia, brain tumors, headache, stroke, and more.

ARTICLES AND NEWS

Brain & Life®

Brain & Life is a website and free magazine backed by the neurologists of the American Academy of Neurology. Visit to read compelling stories and get useful tips about brain health and living well with a neurologic disorder, and to subscribe to the magazine.

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News and Articles

Discover the latest news in brain disease research, hear stories from people affected by brain disease and their caregivers, read up on brain disease-specific information, and more.

Brain Health Round Up

Brain Health Round-Up: Experimental Treatments Bring Hope

How research of the whole brain is leading to treatments for multiple kinds of brain diseases Revolutionary findings in multiple areas of brain research are proving what we already know. A…
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2022 Cure One, Cure Many Award

Groundbreaking research award established to discover an accurate method of diagnosing Lewy body dementia

(MINNEAPOLIS, April 15) – The American Brain Foundation has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the American Academy of Neurology to establish…
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Star-Studded Virtual Event to Recognize Breakthroughs in Brain Disease Research on April 21

(MINNEAPOLIS, April 14) – The American Brain Foundation’s (ABF) Commitment to Cures 2021 annual gala will take place virtually on April 21, 2021, 8-9 p.m. ET to support the researchers…
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Tourette syndrome and its impact

What to Know About Tourette Syndrome

Learn why Tourette syndrome is a brain disease, what types of tics there are, and how we treat it Tourette syndrome is a neurological disease characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements and…
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April 2021 Brain Health Round-Up

Brain Health Round-Up: Groundbreaking Treatments and Tests

Detecting Alzheimer’s, differentiating between types of dementia, reversing nerve damage, and more. This is what’s going on in the world of brain disease research We’re excited to share four discoveries that…
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Why we do brain disease research

The Reasons Behind Brain Disease Research

Why we’re committed to pursuing life without brain disease The American Brain Foundation brings together researchers, patients and donors to champion brain disease research. We promote and invest in research across…
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Parkinson's Disease

What to Know about Parkinson’s Disease

Discover the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options for this progressive brain disease that affects movement and mobility Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disease in which the body doesn’t make…
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multiple sclerosis treatment

Improving Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

An American Brain Foundation grant funds research into a specific enzyme in the brain that could unlock more effective multiple sclerosis treatment Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous…
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March 2021 Brain Health Round-Up

Brain Health Round-Up: Improving Patient Outcomes

Here’s how a new genetic disorder, COVID-19, and incredible discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease are making waves in brain disease patient care The groundbreaking research presented in these four articles shows exactly…
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