BRAIN: Latest News

03/15/17

Can new technologies be used to treat mental illness or enhance memory? Three brain researchers—Helen Mayberg, Brian Litt and Jose Carmena—are betting on it.

12/12/16

The Kavli Foundation states its pleasure that the National Institute of Health’s efforts to advance the BRAIN Initiative are recognized with the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

10/12/16

A group of scientists and funders—Walter Koroshetz (NIHO, James Olds (NSF), Christine Payne (Georgia Tech) and Terrence Sejnowski (Salk Institute)—reflect on what the BRAIN Initiative has already achieved and how it is evolving.

09/19/16

Global collaboration among brain researchers will accelerate progress toward understanding and treating the brain.

09/16/16

Nations around the world are making unprecedented investments in brain research. How will each one leave its mark—and what could they achieve together?

11/19/15

A database of brain cells, and the new software platform that supports it, may finally reveal the cells’ identities—and supply scientists with a parts list for the brain. Christof Koch and Chinh Dang from the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Kenneth Harris from University College London explain.

10/15/15

Top American neuroscientists call for the next step in the BRAIN Initiative: a national network of neurotechnology centers.

10/14/15

How should the BRAIN Initiative evolve to unite and synergize the hundreds of individual laboratories it currently funds? Six researchers now propose a national network of neurotechnology centers, or “brain observatories.” Paul Alivisatos, Miyoung Chun, Michael Roukes and Rafael Yuste — four of the paper’s authors — answer your questions about this new idea and how it might affect the future of neuroscience.

10/13/15

Researcher aims to develop methods for examining neuronal activity across scales.

10/01/15

The Kavli Foundation and its university partners announced today the commitment of more than $100 million in new funds to enable research aimed at deepening our understanding of the brain and brain-related disorders.

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