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August 16, 2022

With today’s powerful imaging tools, neuroscientists can monitor the firing and function of many distinct neurons in our brains, even while we move freely about.

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August 10, 2022

UNC School of Medicine researchers, led by Ian Shih, PhD, associate professor of Neurology and Biomedical Research Imaging Center, developed an improved fiber-based optical method to measure activity changes in the brain.

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August 4, 2022

Using organoids to model early development, researchers used an emerging microscopy technology to see that new neurons struggled to reach their developmental destination

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August 2, 2022

Each year, the initiative celebrates some standout and especially creative examples of such advances in the “Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest. During most of August, I’ll share some of the most eye-catching developments in our blog series, The Amazing Brain.

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August 1, 2022

A massive dataset of 1.2M brain cells shines a light on disease’s cellular roots.

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July 5, 2022

The human brain remains one of the greatest mysteries in science and one of the biggest challenges in medicine.

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June 22, 2022

In a new paper published in the journal eLife, researchers at the University of Rochester, including 

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June 9, 2022

In a study of a small region of the thalamus, MIT neuroscientists have now identified three distinct circuits that influence the development of both motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s.

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June 6, 2022

APL researchers are standardizing an amazing collection of high-resolution brain mapping data, an effort that would enable unprecedented analysis and make the Laboratory a focal point for neuroscience research.

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June 2, 2022

Unexpected outcomes trigger release of noradrenaline, which helps the brain focus its attention and learn from the event.

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May 23, 2022
Optical tools are helping researchers develop an MRI-based brain imaging technique that may prompt faster diagnosis and ultimately more efficient treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.
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May 9, 2022

Parkinson's disease is marked by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain — specifically in the substantia nigra, a structure deep within a region of the brain called the midbrain.

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May 9, 2022

3 new projects launch on the Allen Institute's OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory, supported by the NIH BRAIN Initiative

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May 5, 2022

Researchers have uncovered how signals from a group of neurons in the brain's frontal lobe simultaneously give humans the flexibility to learn new tasks -- and the focus to develop highly specific skills.

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May 2, 2022

UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Ian Shih, Ph.D., used fMRI and a genetic mouse model to study the effects of a neurotransmitter on brain network functional connectivity, a dynamic process crucial for human health and behavior

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April 20, 2022

Implants are becoming more sophisticated — and are attracting commercial interest.

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April 11, 2022

Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative have developed a way to genetically insert a type of light receptor into neu

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April 6, 2022

In the diagnosis of disease, doctors often need to take tissue samples and process them for examination under a microscope. Millions of such biopsies are performed in the U.S. every year. But these pose many challenges. Biopsies may damage healthy tissue.

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March 28, 2022

Addgene, the nonprofit biorepository, now produces and distributes ready-to-use recombinant antibodies.