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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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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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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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March 24, 2020

DIBS research funding provides 7-to-1 return on investment.

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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.

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.

  John Ngai. Photo Credit: Brittany Hosea-Small/University of California, Berkeley
February 4, 2020

Since its launch in 2013, the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative has doled out about $1.3 billion in grants to develop tools that map and manipulate the brain. Until now, it has operated with no formal director.

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October 17, 2019

NIH BRAIN Initiative collaboration looking at clinical research considerations

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July 3, 2019

Society for Neuroscience

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May 3, 2019

Did you miss out on the annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators meeting last month? Catch up here!

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November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018
NIH announces new round of awards for cutting-edge brain research

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July 10, 2018

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BRAIN scientists have identified the part of the brain that controls vocal pitch.

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July 2, 2018

July 2, 2018
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

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June 28, 2018

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University of California, San Francisco

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December 20, 2017

December 20, 2017
Cedars-Sinai investigators will lead a multicenter study into how the brain's circuitry forms and recalls memories — research made possible by a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.