Latest Science News
- NIH Names Winners of “Follow that Cell” Phase 2 Competition
• Press Release
Two biological engineering researchers are winners in Phase 2 of NIH’s Follow that Cell Challenge. The winners will share $400,000 in prizes awarded for development of new tools and methods for predicting the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time – and how that reflects the health of the tissue.
- Neuroimaging technique may help predict autism among high-risk infants
• Press Release
Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may predict which high-risk, 6-month old infants will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 2 years.
- Brain Circuit Tweak Wins Her Affection (if she’s a vole)
• Science Update
For the first time, neuroscientists have boosted a female rodent’s partnering with a male by stimulating connectivity of a brain reward circuit. Understanding the circuitry of such affiliative behaviors may lead to improved treatments for social impairment in severe mental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder.
- NIMH Institutional Training (T32) Informational Webinar
This March 29, 2017 NIMH informational webinar on T32 applications may be a useful resource in preparing applications.
- Human Forebrain Circuits Wiring-up - in a Dish
Neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain’s budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development.
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