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    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 for better treatments, prevention, and the cures of tomorrow.

    you can make a difference

    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.

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OUR VISION AND MISSION

Life without brain disease

For 30 years, we have funded research across a broad spectrum of brain and nervous system diseases and disorders in the pursuit of improved treatments, prevention, and 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. 

$34M

We have granted over 34 million dollars to researchers

280 +

We have provided funding and scholarships to nearly 300 researchers

86%

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

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29 scientists are actively undertaking innovative studies in 15 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.

Cure One, Cure Many
Brain Disease’s Impact
Funding Brain Disease Research
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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’s Impact

There are 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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Cure One, Cure Many Award

The American Brain Foundation’s Cure One, Cure Many Award supports breakthrough research in brain disease. The award provides large-scale, catalyst funding to the world’s top researchers who are pursuing the most innovative, cross-cutting approaches to finding diagnoses, treatments, and cures for brain disease. The award targets research topics that cut across multiple disease areas.

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.

Disease Connections: Migraine and Epilepsy

Learn more about epilepsy and its connections with migraine. At the American Brain Foundation, we support whole-brain research across a broad spectrum of brain diseases and disorders. We know that different…
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Giving Tuesday: 6 Ways You Can Support Research and People Living With Brain Disease

Encourage the spirit of generosity this Giving Tuesday by raising funds for brain disease research and spreading awareness with the American Brain Foundation. Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday takes place every…
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Deep Brain Stimulation

Robert Fisher, MD, PhD, Director of the Stanford Epilepsy Center, discusses the innovative use of deep brain stimulation to help people with brain disease. Deep brain stimulation is an established and…
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November Brain News Round-Up

The latest brain disease research reveals breakthroughs in diagnosis methods and promising future treatments for people living with Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and memory issues. In this month’s news round-up, we learn about…
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Lidia Maria Moura, MD, MPH, PhD

Featured Researcher: Lidia Maria Moura, MD, MPH, PhD, Center for Value-Based Health Care and Sciences at Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Moura discusses how her American Brain Foundation-funded research eventually led to a widespread adoption of patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools and the impact of the work she’s doing with the…
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Webinar Recap Cure One, Cure Many Connections Between Brain Diseases

Cure One, Cure Many: Connections Between Brain Diseases

At the American Brain Foundation, our vision of Cure One, Cure Many drives our commitment to brain disease research.  The American Brain Foundation funds research across the entire spectrum of brain…
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October Brain News Round-Up

October Brain News Round-Up

New brain disease research delivers groundbreaking diagnosis techniques, updated prognosis methods, and simple ways to improve quality of life. In this month’s news round-up, we discuss new ways to predict outcomes…
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How Gene Therapy and Research Is Helping Us Treat Brain Disease

How Gene Therapy and Research Is Helping Us Treat Brain Disease

Learn how gene therapy is helping researchers build a foundation for better, more effective brain disease treatments. Research breakthroughs in recent decades have shown that gene therapy has the potential to…
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Understanding Caregiving

Understanding Caregiving & How to Support Caregivers

Learn some important ways you can support caregivers of people living with brain disease as well as how caregivers can make time for their well-being.   Brain disease impacts millions of Americans—not…
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