BRAIN: Latest News

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.

09/10/15

Crowdfunding campaign launches to help build region as ‘neurotech’ hub.

06/15/15

UC Davis selects five interdisciplinary research projects with the potential for high-impact discoveries in brain science. 

06/10/15

NSF and NBC Learn video series highlights research conducted in the White House BRAIN Initiative.

05/20/15

Four Kavli neuroscientists — Rafael Yuste, Ken Shepard, Liam Paninski and Darcy Peterka, from Columbia University — reflect on the major obstacles in brain research today and the remarkable new technologies that may soon overcome them.

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