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November 15, 2021

New guide will lead to more rigorous analysis, reproducibility and richer conclusions.

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October 6, 2021

By Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., and Walter Koroshetz, M.D., director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

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October 6, 2021

Massive cell census could better pinpoint targets for treating brain diseases

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October 6, 2021

Scientists around the world are working together to catalogue and map cells in the brain. What have these huge projects revealed about how it works?

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September 28, 2021

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, largely regarded as America’s top biomedical research prize, was recently awarded to three investigators for their pioneering work on optogenetics, including BRAIN MCWG member Karl Deisseroth.

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September 23, 2021

The 2021 cohort of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators includes six BRAIN-funded scientists.

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August 10, 2021

The NIH-led Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative continues to teach us about the world’s most sophisticated computer: the human brain.

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May 4, 2021

NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded study opens the door to correlating deep brain activity and behavior

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May 4, 2021

BRAIN Scientists John Maunsell and Tirin Moore are among the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers discovered a genetic marker that differed between spinal cord neurons that only had short connections (green) and those that had more long-range connections (purple). Credit: Salk Institute
April 22, 2021

New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury

Shown here in green are branches, or axons, from cells in the substantia nigra region that connect to the midbrain. Red spots label where cells connect. (Credit: Lauren McElvain / Kleinfeld lab / UC San Diego)
April 5, 2021

Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders

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March 22, 2021

Mapping neural activity to corresponding behaviors is a major goal for neuroscientists developing brain–machine interfaces (BMIs): devices that read and interpret brain activity and transmit instructions to a computer or machine.

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March 22, 2021

Success in flies and worms has inspired several efforts to reconstruct more complex mammalian brain circuits. Reconstructing a whole mouse brain using electron microscopy is the next logical step, but scaling from a fly to a mouse brain presents serious challenges.