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

    There can be no cures without research.
    Your gift invests in research to improve
    treatments and find cures for not just one
    disease, but across the whole spectrum
    of brain disease.


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    We are proud to offer a wide range of events on topics across the spectrum of the human brain. We humbly invite you to join our upcoming live events as well as watch recordings of previous conversations.

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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 40 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.

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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Get Involved

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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We need your help to continue to fund brain research projects and find cures. Stand with us in the fight against brain diseases and disorders.

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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.

Common Causes of Brain Injury and How Research Is Helping Detect and Treat TBI

Discover the most common causes of traumatic brain injury and how research is making a difference in diagnosing and treating concussions.   While recent coverage of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) has focused…
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Meet the Researchers: 2023 Next Generation Research Grant Recipients

Meet our current class of grant recipients and discover how their critical brain disease research will lead to treatments and cures for the millions of people living with brain diseases…
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Autism Research

For people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), receiving an early diagnosis can be life-changing, but some populations face additional challenges in getting an accurate diagnosis at a young age. Researchers…
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Disease Connections: FTD, ALS, and Alzheimer’s

Research to help us better understand how FTD, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease are connected will lead to more effective ways to diagnose, treat, and ultimately cure degenerative brain diseases.   At the…
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How Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Is Fueling Advancements for Other Neuromuscular Diseases

This August, in recognition of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month, we are highlighting some of the most recent advancements in SMA and neuromuscular disease research.  At the American Brain Foundation, the…
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Controversies in Dementia Research

New treatments for Alzheimer’s offer hope for people living with dementia—but these new drugs are not without side effects. Learn what a neurologist has to say about what these new…
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World Brain Day: Brain Health and Disability

This year, World Brain Day brings awareness to the topic of brain health and disability in order to improve access and reduce gaps in equity. World Brain Day (WBD) was established…
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Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury: The Chilling Truth of This Hits Home

A new documentary shines a light on the links between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and domestic violence. This Hits Home features stories from survivors of domestic violence and researchers investigating…
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Researchers Discover Biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease

The new discovery provides a tool for the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. In April, new research marked an important breakthrough in understanding Parkinson’s disease. An international group of scientists led…
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