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The fourth meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group for the NIH BRAIN Initiative provided feedback on concepts for new funding opportunity proposals for fiscal year 2017, introduced the possibility of a new federal partner, addressed neuroethical plans, and contemplated the long-term future

February 17, 2016
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Many of the more than 29,000 attendees of the most recent Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference in Chicago took advantage of several opportunities to learn more about the exciting research funded by The BRAIN Initiative.

February 11, 2016
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The White House is supporting a new program for using nanotechnology to build powerful, next-generation computers.

A new White House Grand Challenge seeks to develop nanotechnology-based solutions to guide the future of computing.

November 30, 2015
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Cori Bargmann talks with The New York Times about her research and the goals of the BRAIN Initiative

September 25, 2015
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NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group members, Institute/Center Directors, foundation representatives, and staff discuss how groups can synergize their efforts to ensure the success of the initiative in years to come.

A meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group for the NIH BRAIN Initiative provided insights into funding the second wave of BRAIN awardees, explored foundation efforts and potential collaborations, approved a neuroethics workgroup, and contemplated future ventures for the initiativ

August 18, 2015
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National Institute of Mental Health Director and co-chair of NIH BRAIN Initiative
Multi-Council Working Group, reviews several scientific advancements stemming from the first year NIH-funded projects.

June 23, 2015
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In 2013 President Obama asked the Presidential Commission on Bioethics to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct and implications of neuroscience research.

March 18, 2015
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The BRAIN Initiative℠ goal is to develop neurotechnologies that will enable scientists “to map the circuits of the brain, measure the fluctuating patterns of electrical and chemical activity flowing

March 18, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group will meet at the Neuroscience Center Building (6001 Executive Boulevard Rockville, MD).

February 27, 2015
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On November 20th and 21st, 2014, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, NIH brought together agency staff and the recipients of the first BRAIN Initiative awar

January 15, 2015