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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. 


We have granted nearly 45 million dollars to researchers


We have provided funding and scholarships to nearly 300 researchers


Over 85% of our researchers have gone on to secure funding from the NIH and other national funders


32 scientists are actively undertaking innovative studies across multiple diseases


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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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.


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 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.


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.

Year in Review: The American Brain Foundation 2023

We’re celebrating this year’s major steps forward in brain disease research, education, and awareness—all thanks to our donors.  The past year has been an exciting one for the American Brain Foundation….
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Giving Tuesday: 3 Ways Your Gift Supports Brain Disease Research and Advancements

The American Brain Foundation is able to accomplish so much because of the support of our donors. This Giving Tuesday, learn about everything the Foundation has been able to achieve…
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How Will We Know if AI Becomes Conscious?

Is it possible for an AI model to develop self-awareness similar to human consciousness? A team of researchers developed a list of testable criteria to find out.   Since well before ChatGPT…
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Researcher Feature: Srikant Rangaraju, MBBS, MS

Hear about Dr. Rangaraju’s American Brain Foundation-funded research and learn why better understanding the brain’s immune system can lead to treatments for brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.    At the American Brain Foundation,…
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$10 Million Research Initiative Established to Understand Neuroinflammation’s Impact on Brain Diseases

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 17, 2023 – The American Brain Foundation has launched a $10 million cross-disciplinary research initiative that transcends traditional research and philanthropy boundaries by bringing together nonprofit organizations, pharmaceutical…
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Cross-Cutting Therapies in Brain Disease: Gene Therapy

Learn how gene therapy for diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are transforming brain disease research and treatment. The developing field of gene therapy holds promise for treating a wide range…
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Music and Brain Research: Scientists Recreate Song From Listeners’ Brain Signals

Learn how brain researchers used AI models to reconstruct music from brain waves and what this new study may mean for brain-controlled speech prosthetics. Scientists recently got one big step closer…
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Announcing Our New Neuroinflammation and Brain Disease Research Initiative

The American Brain Foundation-led initiative has attracted cross-industry support and brings together top researchers to explore how neuroinflammation impacts a broad range of brain diseases.   We have launched a new neuroinflammation…
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How Caregiving Prepared Ethan for His Own Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

Being a caregiver for his father with Parkinson’s prepared Ethan for his own journey with the disease. Hear why he’s encouraged by current Parkinson’s research and how he is pushing…
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