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Memory Gene Goes Viral

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A gene crucial for learning can send its genetic material from one neuron to another by employing a strategy commonly used by viruses.

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Intramural Researchers Develop Suicide Risk Screening Toolkit for Medical Settings

Science Update

NIMH researchers have developed a brief screening questionnaire for medical professionals to identify youth at risk for suicide.

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Different Approaches to Understanding and Classifying Mental Disorders

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Research in a wide range of disciplines supports the idea that mental disorders result from the complex interplay of biological, developmental, social, and environmental processes; however, the more we learn about mental disorders, the more we realize there are still gaps in our understanding of how best to classify, diagnose, and treat them.

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Leading Neuropsychopharmacology Organization Promotes NIMH Director to Fellow Status

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Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of NIMH, has been promoted to Fellow status by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology based on his scientific reputation, contributions to the College through committee work and involvement in the Annual Meeting program.

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NIMH Director Joshua Gordon Elected to Rank of AAAS Fellow

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American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to induct Dr. Gordon and other recipients in February ceremony.

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NIMH Launches Twitter Account for Director

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Follow @NIMHDirector on Twitter.

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NIH Announces Awards for BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Research

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The NIH BRAIN Initiative has awarded grants to five teams of experts who will study the neuroethical issues surrounding the use of deep brain stimulation in neuropsychiatric and movement disorders and appropriate consent for brain research.

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Brain’s Alertness Circuitry Conserved Through Evolution

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Using a molecular method likely to become widely adopted by the field, researchers have discovered brain circuitry essential for alertness – and for brain states more generally.

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NIH BRAIN Initiative Builds on Early Advances

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NIH has announced funding for 110 new awards totaling $169 million for the BRAIN Initiative.

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NIH BRAIN Initiative Launches Cell Census

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The NIH today launched a major effort to discover and catalog the brain’s “parts list.”

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