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Advancements in cell classification strategies and steps toward a comprehensive mouse brain cell atlas…

October 03, 2016
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BRAIN Funding Opportunities

NIH has issued new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative® that address critical components of the BRAIN 2025 Report including the development of new theoretical and data analysis tools, the establishment of platforms for sharing data, and continued support of early-sta

September 27, 2016
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In a recent Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 16-115), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced interest in novel approaches to manage, integrate, and analyze large and complex neuroscience data sets, as exemp

September 22, 2016
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The upcoming year represents a transition point for NIH’s contribution to the BRAIN Initiative, with ambitious goals for scaling up initial efforts as well as plans in new areas such as technology dissemination, data coordination, and neuroethics.

September 16, 2016
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New far-red fluorescent protein developed… Improved brain imaging by reducing errors during post-processing… Sublayer-specific coding dynamics in hippocampal pyramidal cells…

September 01, 2016
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NIH has re-issued Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative that focus on the development of new tools for understanding brain cell types and circuits, technology to monitor neural activity, precision interventional tools, and tools for the advancement of human neuroscienc

August 30, 2016
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The fifth meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group for the NIH BRAIN Initiative provided an update on scientific advancements, discussed BRAIN-related efforts across federal agencies and non-federal organizations, and cleared concepts for possible new funding opportunities for fiscal year 2

August 09, 2016
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Videocasts will be available for the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Workgroup meetings on August 2nd and August 3rd

August 01, 2016
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New classification of channelrhodopsin identified… Novel tool developed for studying cell lineages in whole organisms… Multi-area two-photon microscope monitors cortico-cortical dynamics…

July 28, 2016
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Map of 180 areas in the left and right hemispheres of the cerebral cortex. Credit: Matthew F. Glasser, David C. Van Essen, Washington University Medical School, Saint Louis, Missouri

NIH-funded scientists map human brain in unprecedented detail…

July 26, 2016