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March 2, 2021

Micro-scale depictions solve century-old puzzle of brain energy use and blood vessel clusters

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February 25, 2021

Cell tracking technique helps uncover how diseases progress, alter healthy tissues

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February 25, 2021

The most comprehensive wiring map to date of the fruit fly brain has transformed the field of neuroscience, identifying new cell types and reconfiguring circuit models. Are neuroscientists now ready to tackle the mouse brain?

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February 22, 2021

When you slip into sleep, it’s easy to imagine that your brain shuts down, but University of Michigan research suggests that groups of neurons activated during prior learning keep humming, tattooing memories into your brain.

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February 19, 2021

Mount Sinai researchers have identified a neural pathway through which the brain detects errors and guides subsequent behavioral improvement.

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February 3, 2021

First-Ever Study in People Describes ‘Stop Signal Neurons’ in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. John Ngai, incoming director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. UC Berkeley, Brittany Hosea-Small
January 25, 2021

John Ngai is the Director of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.

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January 12, 2021

A brain-computer interface study reveals one brain region’s surprising role in planning movements exclusively in response to sounds.

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December 23, 2020

Study suggests our brains may be more in sync with each other than we think

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December 23, 2020

NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded scientists used artificial intelligence to help redesign a nutrient grabbing, Venus flytrap-shaped bacterial protein into a highly sensitive serotonin sensor.

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December 23, 2020

For the first time, scientists have recorded how our brains navigate physical space and keep track of others’ location.

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December 8, 2020

Studies could lead to new ways to enhance memory for those with traumatic brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease

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November 30, 2020

Research unlocks new information about reading through visual dictionary in the brain

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November 30, 2020

A new study by MIT neuroscientists shows how the brain is wired for both by tracking the specific circuits involved and their effect on visually cued actions.

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November 23, 2020

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts.

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November 19, 2020

The Allen Institute today announced six new Next Generation Leaders, members of a unique neuroscience advisory panel made up of early-career researchers.

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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 12, 2020

Star-shaped ‘glue’ cells make it their business to govern connections between neurons

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November 10, 2020

A new study showing how a stomach ache associated with a novel, appealing food forms an aversion to that food also reveals how areas of the brain may work together to alter behavior based on good or bad experiences.

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November 4, 2020

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future