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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

A series of 14 virtual listening sessions from December 1, 2021 through February 1, 2022 organized by the National Institute of Health’s UNITE Initiative to listen and learn from key stakeholders at all levels of the biomedical research community.

December 01, 2021
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Illustration of human brain with electrodes.

This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) announces the availability of administrative supplements to integrate neuroethics perspectives and approaches into current BRAIN-funded projects.

November 30, 2021
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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

The National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative continues to grow as reflected by more than 200 new research projects funded i

November 22, 2021
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Logo of the BRAIN Initiative Alliance, with "BRAIN INITIATIVE" as a letter block and "BRAIN INITIATIVE ALLIANCE" underneath.

The BRAIN Initiative® Alliance invites BRAIN scientists to share their tools with the scientific community via their new web form and has released the next issue of their Toolmakers Newsletter.

November 10, 2021
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Please join us online for exciting BRAIN-relevant events at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting occurring virtually November 8-11, 2021.

November 05, 2021
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The left half of the image shows a schematic of a neuron lighting up. The right half of the image shows the organs of a human being from the waist up, superimposed on their body.

Curious about the new Human Open Research Neural Engineering Technologies (HORNET) funding opportunity? Join us later today or on November 12, 2021 to learn more.

November 03, 2021
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Yellow neuron.

The workshop on October 26 convened BRAIN-supported trainees at various career stages, and presented perspectives from junior faculty, senior faculty, and NIH program officials.

November 02, 2021
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Neural recoding probe surrounded by colorful neurons.

The BRAIN-funded scientists Drs. Polina Anikeeva, Rui Costa, Josh Huang, Mikhail Shapiro, Chethan Pandarinath and Todd Roberts were among the recipients of these prestigious awards.

October 27, 2021
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A central circle with multiple colored patches inside. The colored patches represent a visualization of the mouse MOp transcriptomic taxonomy. The colored patches are overlaid with small black dots representing mapped neuronal cells. Surrounding the central circle are pictures of various types of neurons in colors that coordinate with the patches used in the central circle (pinks on left and greens and blues on the right). Interspersed with the images of the neurons are spike graphs showing neuron electroph

Tune in this Wednesday, October 27 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT to view a webinar hosted by the Allen Institute about recent research findings from the NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN).  

October 25, 2021
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The 2021 class of new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) members includes Drs. Kafui Dzirasa, Zhigang He, and Feng Zhang, scientists who have been supported by BRAIN Initiative funds.

October 21, 2021