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Science News About the BRAIN Initiative

NIH Greatly Expands Investment in BRAIN Initiative

Press Release

The National Institutes of Health announces funding of more than 200 new awards, totaling over $220 million, through the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, an exciting trans-agency effort to arm researchers with revolutionary tools to fundamentally understand the neural circuits that underlie the healthy and diseased brain.

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NIH BRAIN Initiative Debuts Cell Census of Mouse Motor Cortex – for Starters

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NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has debuted its first data release, which focuses on motor cortex. In a related development, researchers have discovered cellular secrets of key social behaviors – mating, parenting, and aggression – in mouse hypothalamus.

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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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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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NIMH Releases Strategic Research Priorities Update

Institute Update

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently released its second annual update of the Strategic Research Priorities.

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Breakthrough Method Yields Trove of Neuron Subtypes, Gene Regulators

Science Update

Scientists have discovered a trove of neuronal subtypes by identifying their unique epigenomic signatures.

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NIH Nearly Doubles Investment in BRAIN Initiative Research

Press Release

NIH’s third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative total just over $150 million.

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Ketamine Lifts Depression via a Byproduct of its Metabolism

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A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action .

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Our Brain’s Secrets to Success?

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We owe our success -- both as a species and as individuals – to uniquely human brain wiring that is just now beginning to be understood, thanks to the BRAIN Initiative and the Human Connectome Project.

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NIH Announces First Wave of Funding for BRAIN Initiative Research

Science Update

Calling it “the beginning of an ambitious journey”, the National Institutes of Health announced its first wave of grants in support of the BRAIN Initiative.

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