In the human brain, 86 billion neurons form more than 100 trillion connections with other neurons at junctions called synapses. Scientists are now working on an ambitious effort to develop technologies to map these connections across the brain, from mice to humans.
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NIH BRAIN Initiative launches projects to develop innovative technologies to map the brain in incredible detail
In the human brain, 86 billion neurons form more than 100 trillion connections with other neurons at junctions called synapses. Scientists are now working on an ambitious effort to develop technologies to map these connections across the brain, from mice to humans.View Spotlight Article
New deep brain stimulation device coupled with powerful AI may improve therapy for treatment-resistant depression
The findings shed light on how the brain processes music and could help brain-computer interfaces to produce more natural-sounding speech.
Early NIH-funded trial is first step towards development of a potential stroke treatment
NIH-funded study shows preliminary results that could lead to new pain treatments
Researchers mapped out all the nerve connections in a larval fruit fly brain.
An NIH-funded research team led by Dr. David Olson from the University of California, Davis previously developed a sensor that could distinguish which drugs that bind to 5-HT2AR have hallucinogenic properties and which don’t.
In a small study, researchers used a device that stimulates the spinal cord to restore arm and hand mobility in two stroke patients, allowing them to perform daily life activities, such as using a fork to eat a meal. The study, published in Nature Medicine(link is external), was funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies®(BRAIN) Initiative.
Detecting the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in middle-aged people and tracking its progression over time in research studies continue to be challenging.
New research funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative sheds light on how we organize and store memories
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