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NIH has released three new exciting Requests for Applications (RFAs) for the BRAIN Initiative, and we are encouraging researchers from across the physical and life sciences, as well as engineering and statistical disciplines, to submit applications to these and future open BRAIN Initiative fu

September 09, 2015
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Letters of Agreement pave way for collaboration between NIH BRAIN Initiative and neuroscientists in Canada and Australia.

September 01, 2015
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The article outlines the benefits and challenges of classifying neurons and highlights new genetic techniques for defining cell types.

August 26, 2015
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NIH BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group members, Institute/Center Directors, foundation representatives, and staff discuss how groups can synergize their efforts to ensure the success of the initiative in years to come.

A meeting of the Multi-Council Working Group for the NIH BRAIN Initiative provided insights into funding the second wave of BRAIN awardees, explored foundation efforts and potential collaborations, approved a neuroethics workgroup, and contemplated future ventures for the initiativ

August 18, 2015
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NSF issues $13.1 million for 16 new multidisciplinary awards to support BRAIN Initiative

August 17, 2015
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Microscope maker Inscopix receives prestigious designation by World Economic Forum

August 13, 2015
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Dr. Jeff Lichtman and colleagues published a paper in Cell outlining a series of techniques for sectioning, reconstructing, and analyzing a discrete volume of mouse brain tissue with nanometer resolution.

August 11, 2015
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NIH BRAIN Initiative grantee Lihong Wang receives award for the development of innovative brain imaging technology. 

August 07, 2015
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In separate publications, co-chair of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director for The BRAIN InitiativeSM, Dr. Cori Bargmann, and the current Society for Neuroscience president, Dr.

August 01, 2015
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National Institute of Mental Health Director and co-chair of NIH BRAIN Initiative
Multi-Council Working Group, reviews several scientific advancements stemming from the first year NIH-funded projects.

June 23, 2015