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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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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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March 9, 2022

Platform will provide open-source cell catalogue to better understand 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?

A multicolor visualization of the mouse MOp transcriptomic taxonomy overlaid with mapped neuronal cells surrounded by color-coordinated pictures of different types of neurons (GABAergic, glutamatergic, chandelier, etc.) and their electrophysiological signatures. (Credit: Tolias/Nature)
October 6, 2021

Atlas and cell census represent the initial products of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network

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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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September 23, 2021

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

Dr. John Ngai, incoming director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. UC Berkeley, Brittany Hosea-Small
January 25, 2021

John Ngai is the Director of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.

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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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October 28, 2020

When neuroscientist Sébastien Tremblay set out to manipulate monkeys’ brains with light, colleagues had sobering advice: “It’s more difficult than it sounds.” Tremblay, who works in neuroscientist Michael Platt’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania, uses light to activate or silence precise gro

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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 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 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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March 9, 2020

On March 11th, LabRoots will be hosting approximately 15,000 neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and scientists from around the globe who are dedicated to understanding the brain and nervous system.

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March 3, 2020

Study finds human von Economa neurons' closest cellular cousins and captures first electrical recordings from these large spindle-shaped brain cells.

February 14, 2020

2019 was an exciting year for neuroscience discovery! Last month, several high-profile scientific magazines, journals, and mainstream news outlets featured articles looking back at the top scientific achievements of 2019.