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SPIE journal Neurophotonics has published the first of two extensive status reports on tools for brain science.

May 12, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

Post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Justin O’Hare, and colleagues publish landmark paper in Science, finding for the first time that intracellular calcium release plays a key role in how the brain adapts to new environments. 

May 05, 2022
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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

Imagine looking up on a clear night and instead of seeing the giant celestial smear that is the Milky Way, visualizing every individual star as a crystal-clear sparkle of light.

April 05, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

The Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation Education Program is designed to help current BRAIN-funded investigators from a research institution or early-stage start-up better understand how to take their innovative technology and apply it to an unmet market need.  

March 18, 2022
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BRAIN 2.0 Transformative Projects Diagram (400px)

BRAIN Initiative Director Dr John Ngai provides a Leading Edge overview of three ambitious “BRAIN 2.0 transformative projects” – a comprehensive human brain cell atlas project, the BRAIN microconnectivity project, and the precision access to brain cell types project – which

January 07, 2022
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We’ve collected stunning imagery as part of our annual Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo and Video Contest. In a series of five articles, we highlight the top artwork from the 2020 and 2021 contests and the scientific tools used to uncover the beauty of the brain.

December 21, 2021
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Yellow neuron.

Recent BRAIN Initiative-funded study finds promise in the use of adaptive deep brain stimulation for treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

December 13, 2021
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Yellow neuron.

These notices support the BRAIN Initiative Connectivity Across Scales Network (BRAIN CONNECTS), which aims to coordinate the development of research capacity and technical capabilities to generate wiring diagrams that span entire brain regions across multiple scales. 

December 03, 2021
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Join us today for a virtual event that will bring together NIH BRAIN program staff, BRAIN-funded investigators, and the neuroscience community to discuss the latest findings in our understanding of the human brain, neuropsychiatric disorders, and behavior. 

August 25, 2021