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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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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is recruiting for the position of Director of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative…

June 23, 2016
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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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NIH solicits input to identify a set of core ethical issues associated with research involving the human brain and resulting from advancements in neurotechnology research and development….

June 07, 2016
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A Neuroethics Workgroup will assist the NIH BRAIN Initiative in handling issues and problems involving ethics…

June 02, 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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In a recent “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced funding opportunities for Innovative Computational Infrastructure for Understanding the Brain, directed to support initial exploratory actions for creating and sharing computing resources for studying th

May 05, 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