Research Applications

DB Neurosensor in the fingers of a scientist wearing purple gloves.

Knowledge Gaps To Address

  • Little is actually known about the way in which groups of neurons are wired together to form functional networks. We know that these wired connections group neurons by function - for example, motor control vs. processing of visual input. We also know that pathology in the formation of these cross connections leads to deficiencies in brain function. Yet, a clear picture has yet to emerge of the middle ground between these two spatial scales, i.e. at a scale larger than individual neurons, but smaller than the level of the anatomical structure.

The X-ray of the human brain closeup image
Blue Neural Tissue

Unlocking Brain Data to Inform Better Therapies, Targeted Drugs, and Cures

  • Neurologists are extremely limited by only understanding general regions of the brain that are associated with various brain disorders and diseases. DB Neurosensors can collect granular brain data and uncover affected cells, down to individual cells. This information is a fundamental requirement for better therapies, treatments, and progress towards cures for neurologically based diseases and disorders, such as:

    •  ADD/ADHD

    •  ALS

    •  Alzheimer’s

    •  Anxiety

    •  Autism

    •  Depression

    •  Epilepsy

    •  Narcolepsy

    •  OCD

    •  Parkinson’s

    •  PTSD

    •  Schizophrenia

    •  Traumatic Brain Injury

Advances in Neuroscience are Desperately Needed

  • The most common neurological diseases cost the United States $789 billion in 2014.[1]

  • Nearly one million will be living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the U.S. by 2020.[4]

  • By 2030, it is expected that Alzheimer’s will affect 50 percent of the population over the age of 65.[2]

  • The economic burden of Parkinson's disease is at least $14.4 billion a year in the United States alone. [5]

  • Estimated costs of Alzheimer’s caregiving and treatment in the U.S. for 2019 are around $290 billion.[3]