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From the BRAIN Director: Q&A With Dr. John Ngai and Dr. Rebecca Baker - Discovery of Brain Biomarkers for Pain and Beyond

The human brain has been intensely studied by scientists for decades. This research has taught us that some health conditions share underlying biology – for example, pain, addiction, and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN to host upcoming workshop on ethics of sharing human brain data

This hybrid workshop, taking place on July 17-18, will explore the inferences that can be made from human brain data and the potential risks of sharing human brain data, through panel presentations from researchers, ethicists, and research participants.

  • Neuroscience News

Researcher Spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Kurt Fraser

Dr. Kurt Fraser is a F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study motivational and behavioral responses.
  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN issues new funding opportunity to investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks applications to assemble diverse, integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to conduct exploratory research and planning activities using intracranial surgical procedures in human neuroscience. The next application due date is September 22, 2023. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

NINDS Director shares 2023 BRAIN Initiative Meeting preview

The 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting will take place on June 12-13, 2023. Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, shares what’s to come in his newest Director’s Message. 

  • Neuroscience News

9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting to feature six symposia sessions

Please join us on June 12-13 at the 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting for our six symposium sessions to hear research insights and developments happening within the BRAIN research community.  

  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter – May 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

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Taylor Webb

Dr. Taylor Webb is a F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study non-invasive, focal treatments for the brain using ultrasound. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.

  • Neuroscience News

NIH BRAIN Initiative funding opportunities for postdoctoral fellows

The NIH BRAIN Initiative offers several funding opportunities to support research training of postdoctoral fellows.

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

Research funded by the BRAIN and HEAL Initiatives sheds light on brain signatures for chronic pain

NIH-funded study in a small group of individuals shows preliminary results that could lead to new pain treatments. 

  • Neuroscience News