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Data science – the extraction of knowledge from large volumes of unstructured data – has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of health and disease.

June 19, 2015
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In response to the BRAIN Initiative, UC Davis awards $1 million in grants to seed innovative brain research.

June 16, 2015
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Cal-BRAIN (the California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience) has announced grantees for its inaugural round of funding.

June 09, 2015
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BRAIN Initiative grantee Dr. Carlos Brody co-authored a Nature paper that explores how distinct neural circuits contribute to the brain’s process of making decisions based on weighing evidence.

June 04, 2015
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The NIH Blueprint seeks feedback from the scientific community about how to best continue to support neuroscience research over the next 10 years.

May 14, 2015
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Chronic imaging of calcium levels in medial entorhinal cortical neurons in awake mice. A) Surface of the brain (left) with Ca indicator epifluorescence (right). B) Schematic of a behaving mouse and the two-photon microscope. C) Visualization of fluorescent neuronal cell bodies. D) Time course of fluorescence in 4 different individual cells during running. E) Estimated brain movement during running.

BRAIN Initiative awardee and Multi-Council Working Group member, Dr. David Tank, alongside three collaborators, recently received the European Brain Research Foundation “Brain Prize” for his contributions toward the development of two-photon microscopy.

May 01, 2015
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Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, will receive the 2015 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, in honor of his pioneering role in the development of 

April 23, 2015
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The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director BRAIN Working Group recently published an article in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B tha

April 08, 2015
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In 2013 President Obama asked the Presidential Commission on Bioethics to review the ethical issues associated with the conduct and implications of neuroscience research.

March 18, 2015