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The National Academy of Sciences recently elected new members Drs. Elizabeth Buffalo, Hollis Cline, Stephen Lisberger, Helen Mayberg, and Jay Shendure for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.  

May 24, 2022
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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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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-funded Addgene catalog to disseminate antibodies for neuroscience research based on values of transparency, reproducibility, and community building.  

March 28, 2022
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The prestigious AAAS Honorary Fellow class of 2021 includes five scientists whose research is supported by the BRAIN Initiative: Drs. Guoping Feng, Viviana Gradinaru, Susan Shore, Bing Ye, and Karen Zito. 

March 25, 2022
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Earlier this year, the BRAIN Initiative Alliance provided a recap of 2021 achievements by BRAIN Initiative investigators.

March 04, 2022
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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.

February 28, 2022
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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