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Monday, April 13, 2020

NINDS Press Release: Scientists find responses to mixed odors are more complex than previously thought.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of John J. Ngai, Ph.D., as director of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. Dr. Ngai is expected to join NIH in March.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Researchers zeroed in on this particular brain region, known as the retrosplenial cortex (RSC), by analyzing movies—including the clip shown about 32 seconds into this video—that captured in real time what goes on in the brains of mice as they make decisions.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

NIH Director's Blog: BRAIN-funded scientist, Elizabeth Hillman has pioneered the pairing of a 3D live-imaging microscope with an ultra-fast camera, called Swept Confocally Aligned Planar Excitation (SCAPE) microscopy.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first five years of the NIH’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

NIH BRAIN Initiative collaboration looking at clinical research considerations

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The NIH-led Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is revolutionizing our understanding of how the brain works through its creation of new imaging tools. One of the latest advances—used to produce this rainbow of images—makes it possible to view dozens of proteins in rapid succession in a single tissue sample containing thousands of neural connections, or synapses.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Did you miss out on the annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators meeting last month? Catch up here!

Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018
NIH announces new round of awards for cutting-edge brain research

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