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African Ancestry Neuroscience Research Initiative’s 1st Study Identifies Key Genes in the Brain that Account for Higher Rates of Some Brain Disorders in Black Americans

BALTIMORE, Md. (May 20, 2024) – Scientists seeking to counter the neglect of African Americans in neuroscience research have found evidence that genetic ancestry is responsible for the increased prevalence of certain neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and stroke, […]

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LIBD In the News: Dr. Weinberger in STAT on Living Brain Biopsies

Dr. Daniel Weinberger commented on living brain biopsies for an article in STAT about biopsies taken from deep brain stimulation (DBS) patients at Mount Sinai in Manhattan. Lieber Institute researchers led by Dr. Leonardo Collado Torres released as a preprint […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Herbert Pardes, Lieber Institute Founding Board Chair

A statement from Lieber Institute for Brain Development Director and CEO Dr. Daniel Weinberger on the passing of Dr. Herbert Pardes: I am very sad to share the news that Dr. Herbert Pardes, founding chair of the Lieber Institute for […]

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LIBD Researchers Develop Possible Scoring System for Schizophrenia Symptoms

Psychiatric diagnoses are notoriously imprecise. Patients with the same diagnosis typically differ from one another in many respects, including in their particular symptoms as well as in measurements made with brain imaging approaches. This variability is a tough challenge for […]

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