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Manipulating neural activity while measuring physiology in awake mice … Discovery of the brightest green fluorescent protein homolog to date … Assessing mouse neural dynamics with optoacoustic imaging … Establishing new open cloud services for brain data …

September 26, 2019
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Recent meetings of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) included discussion of improving scientific communication and engagement, presentations from neuroethics grantees, updates from BRAIN federal partners, and an overview of ongoin

September 16, 2019
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A recently issued BRAIN funding opportunity announcement (RFA-MH-20-140) targets development and validation of advanced human cell-based assays to model brain structure and function.

September 12, 2019
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Videocast will be available for the open sessions of the upcoming NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group on Monday, August 19, 2019 and the Multi-Council Working Group on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

August 16, 2019
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Noninvasive neuroimaging technology for BCI neuroprosthetics … Genetically-encoded voltage indicator ArcLight maps synaptic activity … Exploring alienation effects of DBS treatment for depression …

August 13, 2019
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The BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) is hosting Tools & Tech: A BRAIN Initiative Alliance Social at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. This event will allow toolmakers to interact with the research community, as well as network with one another.

August 06, 2019
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Two new and four re-issued funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) target development of next-generation human cell-derived assays, secondary analysis and archiving of data, next-generation human brain imaging, improved resolution for non-invasive neuromodulation, and tools for high-throughp

July 11, 2019
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NIH announces two newly-issued Requests for Applications (RFAs). The first RFA seeks to expand existing marmoset colonies for neuroscience research. The second RFA aims to create a Marmoset Coordination Center. Application receipt dates are in October 2019 for both RFAs.

July 02, 2019
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The thirteenth meeting of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) included discussion of upcoming strategic planning discussions with the NIH Director’s Advisory Committee, as well as consideration of concept clearances for funding opportunities.

June 14, 2019
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The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0 and BRAIN Neuroethics Subgroup (BNS) will present reports of their major findings and analysis during the ACD meeting on June 14, 2019.

June 12, 2019