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November 17, 2022

New research funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative sheds light on how we organize and store memories

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November 10, 2022

Discovery could immediately suggest new avenues for drug development

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October 5, 2022

New study sheds light on underlying effects of visual settings on brain processing and facial perception.

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August 31, 2022

MIT neuroscientists have identified an oscillatory circuit that controls the rhythmic movement of mouse whiskers.

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August 4, 2022

Using organoids to model early development, researchers used an emerging microscopy technology to see that new neurons struggled to reach their developmental destination

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June 22, 2022

In a new paper published in the journal eLife, researchers at the University of Rochester, including 

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May 5, 2022

Researchers have uncovered how signals from a group of neurons in the brain's frontal lobe simultaneously give humans the flexibility to learn new tasks -- and the focus to develop highly specific skills.

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January 26, 2022

Drinking a glass of water is often sufficient to quench thirst after exercising. But while the sensation of thirst may be satiated after just a few minutes of drinking, the process of rehydration actually takes around half an hour.

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January 19, 2022

Researchers used high-resolution technologies to see how dopamine circuitry in mice is affected by addictive drugs. The results answered older structural questions, while raising new ones about plasticity and recovery in the brain.

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January 10, 2022

New research sheds light on how the brain combines external information and internal memory to build a sense of touch.

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December 27, 2021

Seven Caltech researchers are principal investigators on eight new neuroscience grants from the National Institutes of Health's BRAIN Initiative.

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November 15, 2021

New guide will lead to more rigorous analysis, reproducibility and richer conclusions.

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September 28, 2021

The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, largely regarded as America’s top biomedical research prize, was recently awarded to three investigators for their pioneering work on optogenetics, including BRAIN MCWG member Karl Deisseroth.

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September 23, 2021

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

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May 4, 2021

BRAIN Scientists John Maunsell and Tirin Moore are among the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers discovered a genetic marker that differed between spinal cord neurons that only had short connections (green) and those that had more long-range connections (purple). Credit: Salk Institute
April 22, 2021

New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury

Shown here in green are branches, or axons, from cells in the substantia nigra region that connect to the midbrain. Red spots label where cells connect. (Credit: Lauren McElvain / Kleinfeld lab / UC San Diego)
April 5, 2021

Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders