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Submit your images and videos to the Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest

Back by popular demand, the BRAIN Initiative’s yearly Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest is open through Monday, April 24, 2023. You’re invited to submit your coolest, most interesting images and short videos today! 

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN Initiative to support NIH Common Fund Notice of Upcoming Targeted Genome Editor Delivery (TARGETED) Challenge

The NIH Common Fund intends to publish a prize competition announcement to solicit entries for a multi-phase challenge to facilitate in vivo delivery technologies for gene editors. The NIH BRAIN Initiative will join as a contributor with other NIH-affiliated organizations. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

BRAIN Initiative researcher Michael Greenberg awarded The Brain Prize 2023

BRAIN-funded researcher, Dr. Michael Greenberg, along with two collaborators, received the Lundbeck Foundation’s 2023 Brain Prize for ground-breaking discoveries on molecular mechanisms of brain development and plasticity. 

  • Neuroscience News

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Kyle Blum

Dr. Kyle Blum is a former F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study motor control and the nervous system. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising researchers early in their postdoctoral training period. 

  • Neuroscience News

From the BRAIN Director: The Value of Model Organisms for Understanding the Human Brain

Humans are complex beings, but our inner workings operate using basic biological processes shaped and repurposed over hundreds of millions of years of evolution. By providing critical insights into these processes, decades of research using model organisms has been central to progress toward understanding and treating a range of human diseases – including neurologic, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative conditions.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

NIH innovation education program offers another year of curriculum and experience

The Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation Education Program is designed to help current BRAIN-funded investigators from a research institution or early-stage start-up better understand how to take their innovative technology and apply it to an unmet market need.   

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN researchers develop a wearable system to record brain activity in freely moving humans

A team of BRAIN researchers describe a newly developed technology used to record brain activity in freely moving humans, called Neuro-stack.  

  • Neuroscience News

Your feedback is critical: Re-envisioning U.S. postdoctoral research training

The NIH is seeking information from the biomedical research community regarding the current state of postdoctoral research training and career progression. The deadline to submit responses is April 14, 2023. 

  • Neuroscience News

NIH BRAIN Initiative session to discuss artificial intelligence and neuroscience at 11th Annual Labroots Virtual Event

The free, online-only Labroots event will be broadcast live on March 8, 2023, starting at 5:30 a.m. PST and features concurrent tracks on artificial neural networks, neurodegenerative disease research, and psychiatric disease markers. 

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter – February 2023

Have you read the latest BRAIN Initiative Alliance newsletter? BRAIN scientists are invited to share their tools with the scientific community in the Toolmakers Newsletter. These newsletters spotlight BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.   

  • Neuroscience News