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Dr. John Ngai, incoming director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.
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January 29, 2020

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of John J. Ngai, Ph.D., as director of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Dr. Ngai is expected to join NIH in March.

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October 14, 2020

Researchers appear to have shown how the brain creates two different kinds of thirst.

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October 14, 2020

After eating a bag of salty potato chips, you probably feel thirsty. And after a long period of exercise, you also probably feel thirsty. However, these two types of thirst are not the same.

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September 27, 2020

Researchers develop a wider spectrum for dLight1 sensor, allowing multiplex imaging of neurotransmitters.

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September 25, 2020

Recently, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group (NEWG) and Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) discussed racial inequities in neuroscience and biomedicine, COVID-19 impacts on research, and future BRAIN funding.

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September 23, 2020

This funding opportunity announcement supports the development of technologies, production efforts, and dissemination resources for a cell type-specific armamentarium to study brain function across species.

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September 21, 2020

Seeking to unravel the mystery of how animals follow scent, a team of scientists from the University of Colorado An

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September 18, 2020

Call it neuroscience on the go. Scientists have developed a backpack that tracks and stimulates brain activity as people go about their daily lives.

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September 17, 2020

Large scientific projects in genomics and astronomy are influential not because they answer any single question but because they enable investigation of continuously arising new questions from the same data-rich sources.

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September 17, 2020

As projects supported by the BRAIN Initiative move forward, they will raise a host of important neuroethical considerations not just for the medical community but also for society as a whole, authors of a new paper wrote.

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September 15, 2020

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists have discovered neurons in the mouse brain that help an animal learn to avoid negative experiences. The cells reside in a part of the brain involved in regulating the motivations that influence behavior.

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September 14, 2020

Immune cells play an unexpected role in fine-tuning the brain’s neural circuits, according to research published in September, 2020 in Neuron.

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September 14, 2020

Most of us will be familiar with the sort of stress that leads to sleepless nights.

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September 14, 2020

Researchers develop a wider spectrum for dLight1 sensor, allowing multiplex imaging of neurotransmitters

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September 14, 2020

New x-ray microscopy technique enables comprehensive imaging of dense neural circuits

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September 10, 2020

Rewarded for neural study of parenting behavior that reoriented field

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September 2, 2020

Major NIH award to study how the brain infers structure from sensory signals may have applications for disorders like schizophrenia and offer insights for artificial intelligence.

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July 27, 2020

NYU Langone Researchers Identify ‘On–Off Switch’ Nerve Cells for Male Mating & Aggression in the Amygdala

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July 27, 2020

Drastically reducing the power and computation needed to identify our intentions, researchers open up a future of advanced therapies and machines enabled by our thoughts.

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July 27, 2020

The MIT professor takes a mathematical approach to exploring memory, navigation, and other neural functions.