Endowment for the Neurosciences (ENS)

Endowment for the Neurosciences (ENS)

South Carolina-based Endowment for the Neurosciences (ENS) is a member of the Ambassadors Council.  Its president Steven J. Greenberg, M.D., announced a gift from the Endowment to BSF, “I am pleased to provide support that will foster collaborative research between these two great nations in the area of Life Sciences, with particular focus on the fields of neurology and neurosciences funded through the BSF.”

The BSF is currently funding 41 projects in the area of neurological sciences.  Among the projects underway, scientists in Tel Aviv University and the California Institute of Technology are probing the role of the immune system in schizophrenia.  In another study at Ben Gurion University, the University of Haifa and the University of Michigan, research teams are working on the neurobiology of disrupted contextual odor discrimination in an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder.  Scientists at the University of Haifa, Rambam Medical Center and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Israel, along with a team at Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston, North Carolina, are exploring imaging and psychophysics of endogenous analgesia in migraine pathophysiology and treatment.

“The support of Dr. Greenberg and the Endowment for the Neurosciences means a great deal to the BSF and to the international research community,” said Dr. Yair Rothstein, BSF Executive Director.  “The Neurosciences is a key area of focus for the BSF and grant funding from ENS enables us to support the most promising neurological research and partner with leading scientists in the U.S. and Israel to advance this important area of study.”