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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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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 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

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

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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 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.

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July 22, 2020

New analysis could help uncover potential drug targets for attention deficits and sensory hypersensitivity.

July 2, 2020

A study by neurobiologists at Harvard Medical School now provides new insights into the mystery of scent.

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June 30, 2020

Low-cost, open-source imaging technology for bringing brain activity to light.

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June 29, 2020

Method could shed light on nitric oxide’s role in the neural, circulatory, and immune systems.

June 26, 2020

New molecule for imaging calcium in neurons reduces crosstalk from neighboring neurons

Anatomy of retinal layers as described by Ramón y Cajal, Spanish neuroscientist pioneer in the investigation of the structure of the nervous system.
June 23, 2020

BRAIN investigators test drive tools on the eye to understand neural cell types, circuitry

June 23, 2020

BU neuroscientists examine the way brain regions function independently and collectively

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June 23, 2020
BRAIN investigators test drive tools on the eye to understand neural cell types, circuitry
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June 19, 2020

Children with autism are more likely than typical children to have had problems falling asleep as infants, according to a new study1.