The human brain remains one of the greatest mysteries in science and one of the biggest challenges in medicine. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative is funding research that’s beginning to unlock the mystery.
Why do we sleep? Scientists have debated this question for millennia, but a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), conducted in col-laboration with colleagues at Brown University, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and several other institutions, adds new clues for solving this mystery.
APL researchers are standardizing an amazing collection of high-resolution brain mapping data, an effort that would enable unprecedented analysis and make the Laboratory a focal point for neuroscience research.
This FOA will support integrated, interdisciplinary research teams from prior BRAIN technology and/or integrated approaches teams, and/or new projects from the research community that focus on examining circuit functions related to behavior, using advanced and innovative technologies. The goal will be to support programs with a team science approach that can realize meaningful outcomes within 5-plus years. Awards will be made for 5 years, with a possibility of one competing renewal.
Invasive surgical procedures offer the opportunity for unique intracranial interventions such as the ability to record and stimulate intracranially within precisely localized brain structures in humans. Human studies using invasive technology are often constrained by a limited number of patients and resources available to implement complex experimental protocols and need to be aggregated in a manner that addresses research questions with appropriate statistical power.
3 new projects launch on the Allen Institute's OpenScope, a shared neuroscience observatory, supported by the NIH BRAIN Initiative
Parkinson's disease is marked by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain — specifically in the substantia nigra, a structure deep within a region of the brain called the midbrain.