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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.

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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April 8, 2020

Next-generation brain implants with more than a thousand electrodes can survive for more than six years

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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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October 23, 2017

 NIH announces new round of awards for visualizing the brain in action.

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October 23, 2017

October 23, 2017
NIH announces new round of awards for visualizing the brain in action.

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January 5, 2017

January 5, 2017
Cleveland Clinic announced today that it performed the nation’s first deep brain stimulation surgery on a stroke patient.

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November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 
About a month after the National Institutes of Health announced a near doubling of 2016 investment in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

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October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 
Fourteen University of California research teams will share $9.5 million from the federal government’s BRAIN Initiative.

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May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016
Collection of press releases from NIMH related to the BRAIN Initiative