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NIH has issued additional Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the BRAIN Initiative that address critical components of the BRAIN 2025 Report due to their focus on tool development and mechanistic understanding of non-invasive neuromodulation techniques.

December 18, 2015
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The program, part of NSF’s BRAIN Initiative efforts, will open new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive systems through integrative multidisciplinary approaches

December 03, 2015
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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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NIH has re-issued three Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the BRAIN Initiative that address critical components of the BRAIN 2025 Report due to their focus on developing tools to analyze cells and circuits and technologies for large-scale recording and modulation.

November 23, 2015
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Genetic analysis of different populations of neural stem cells indicates that one group of cells—the outer radial glia—gives rise to the majority of neurons in the upper layers of the neocortex that are associated with higher-level information processing and thinking, suggesting tha

November 16, 2015
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Researchers have created an expandable, open-source anatomical atlas of the entire zebrafish brain, called the Z-Brain, and mapped onto it whole-brain activity occurring during multiple behaviors

November 12, 2015
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In recent weeks, the NIH BRAIN Initiative released five new requests for applications (RFAs) related to human neuroscience research that range from the development of invasive stimulating and recording devices to investigating non-invasive imaging techniques.

October 13, 2015
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Separate events on Wednesday, October 1 highlighted the awardees of the second round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and additional investments by the Kavli Foundation to support the BRAIN Initiative.

October 01, 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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The NIH BRAIN Initiative has released three funding opportunity announcements for partnerships between clinical investigators and manufacturers of the latest-generation implantable stimulating and/or recording devices for clinical neuroscience research in humans.

September 21, 2015