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November 19, 2020

The National Institutes of Health will fund more than 175 grants, totaling nearly $500 million, through the NIH’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, part of a large effort among federal and non-federal partners to use knowledge about how th

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November 19, 2020

The Allen Institute today announced six new Next Generation Leaders, members of a unique neuroscience advisory panel made up of early-career researchers.

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November 4, 2020

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future

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November 3, 2020

When a frightful creature startles you, your brain may activate its fear-processing circuitry, sending your heart racing to help you escape the threat.

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October 26, 2020

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, will receive the 2020 Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience.

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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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October 7, 2020

NYU Langone Study Finds Female Mice Fetch Crying Pups, but Experienced Ones Can Distinguish Between Calls

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October 5, 2020

Researchers combined two imaging technologies, creating an atlas of cells that inhibit activity to keep the brain functioning properly.

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October 2, 2020

Anatol Kreitzer presented "Mapping the functional connectivity of the motor thalamus" at the virtual Distinguished Seminar Series on October 1, 2020.

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September 28, 2020

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists dramatically improved the efficiency of automated methods for tracing neuronal connections. They taught a computer to recognize different parts of neurons, then used the math of topology to see how those neurons are likely to connect.

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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

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 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

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

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June 11, 2020

For a nematode worm, a big lawn of the bacteria that it eats is a great place for it to disperse its eggs so that each hatchling can emerge into a nutritive environment. That’s why when a worm speedily roams about a food patch it methodically lays its eggs as it goes.

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April 23, 2020

New functional imaging technology dynamically maps a signal’s source and underlying networks within the brain.