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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 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 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 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.

Dr. John Ngai, incoming director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.
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 17, 2019

NIH BRAIN Initiative collaboration looking at clinical research considerations

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July 3, 2019

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