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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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Researchers training in lab

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, a group of institutes, centers, and offices that have provided financial support to the NIH BRAIN Initiative, is advertising a Request for Applications (RFA) for training programs in computational neuroscience.

March 01, 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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Formal letter of agreement describes new partnership with Lundbeckfonden to support the involvement of researchers at Danish institutions in the BRAIN Initiative.

February 23, 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
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Society for Neuroscience 2015 logo

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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Microbubbles help lasers focus on neurons deep in the brain…New genetically encoded voltage indicator reveals individual action potentials…Scientists use RNA sequencing to classify neurons in primary visual cortex.

February 01, 2016
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Researchers have genetically modified the entire family of GABAA receptor subtypes, which mediate inhibitory synaptic transmission in the brain, to make them controllable with pulses of light with high spatial, temporal, and biochemical precision.

December 29, 2015
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BRAIN Funding Opportunities

Following the announcement of a Public-Private Partnership Program in early fall, NIH has released two funding opportunity announcements for small business concerns to develop the latest-generation implantable stimulating and/or recording devices for translational and clinical neuroscience re

December 23, 2015