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Researchers from many scientific fields such as chemistry, physics, and engineering will be essential to the development of new tools and technology for studying the brain…  The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative® aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain, particularly how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. The first phase of the BRAIN Initiative focuses on accelerating the development and use of new research

Researchers from many scientific fields such as chemistry, physics, and engineering will be essential to the development of new tools and technology for studying the brain…

July 08, 2016
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Improved method for optimizing resolution of magnetic particle imaging with important medical applications… New technique allows for successful 3D imaging of deep brain tissue in awake animals… Development of a stable deep brain stimulation electrode for long-term implantation…

July 05, 2016
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 Alpbach Congress Centrum in Alpbach, Austria

The “State of the Brain” Keystone Symposium offered a platform for investigators and funding groups to share their current scientific discoveries and discuss new and exciting future brain-related research….

June 15, 2016
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Candidate viral entry receptor for Zika Virus in neural stem cells identified… researchers create 3D topographical map of motor cortex output projections… discovery of new type of On bipolar cell and spatiotemporal wiring specificity in retinal computation of direction…

May 25, 2016
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Controlling neurons with radio waves…inhibition drives whisking behavior in mice…a new type of bright, fast, red fluorescent protein voltage indicator.

Radio waves regulate feeding behavior in mice by turning hypothalamus neurons on or off

May 03, 2016
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Dozens of scientists from around the world gathered in Baltimore this month to discuss ideas for ambitious global neuroscience projects

April 22, 2016
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The articles cover a wide range of topics related to BRAIN Initiative goals, from multi-scale neural recordings to deep brain stimulation to technologies for recording activity in human brains such as EEG and ECoG.

April 11, 2016
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In a recent “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) the National Science Foundation (NSF) describes their intent to create a National Brain Observatory (NBO) to create a coherent national infrastructure for neuroscience that fosters colla

February 29, 2016
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Widespread delivery of genes across the blood brain barrier…light-activated glutamate receptors become more specialized, used in vivo for first time…manipulations of intraocular pressure are used to measure intracranial pressure…researchers discover new types of retinal ganglion cell

February 22, 2016
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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