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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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04/20
Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis
NIH-funded study identifies over-the-counter compounds that may replace damaged cells.…
04/20
Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AI-15-019 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
04/20
Postdoctoral Research Training in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (T32)
Funding Opportunity RFA-HD-16-015 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This fun…
04/20
Request for Information: NIH Precision Medicine Cohort
Notice NOT-OD-15-096 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/20
Global pandemic of fake medicines poses urgent risk, scientists say
Up to 41 percent of specimens failed to meet quality standards.…
04/17
NIH awards new government-wide IT contract
Contract to provide the entire federal government with IT solutions.…
04/16
NIH study finds genetic link for rare intestinal cancer
Researchers recommend screening for people with family history.…
04/15
NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular disease
Trial will test whether statins can reduce the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events in peopl…
04/13
NIH, South African Medical Research Council award $8 million in HIV, TB grants
Two- and five-year awards are first issued under joint program.…
04/13
NIH still active in Gulf region five years after oil spill
Three-part research approach focuses on communities and health.…
04/09
Patient admitted with Ebola virus disease discharged from NIH Clinical Center
The individual is no longer contagious to the community.…
04/09
NIH funds nine antimicrobial resistance diagnostics projects
Investigators to develop tools to detect hospital-associated pathogens.…
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Blog Post » A Plan for Changing Times
NIMH?s new Strategic Plan for Research is a broad roadmap for the Institute?s priorities for the nex…
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Blog Post » Transparency
Dr. Insel introduces a white paper posted on the NIMH website which provides answers to many of the …
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Video » NIMH Director?s Innovation Speaker Series - Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD, presents ?When Access isn?t Enough - Persistent Disparities among our Natio…
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Blog Post » BRAIN Awareness
March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week, an opportunity to celebrate neuroscience. Dr. Insel talks about…
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Blog Post » Targeting Suicide
Suicide only occasionally makes the national news, but it is the 10th leading cause of death in the …
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Blog Post » Collaborative Care
Dr. Insel lauds University of Washington psychiatrist and researchers Wayne Katon and the collaborat…
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Blog Post » Immune to Stress?
We tend to assume that the secrets to understanding individual differences in resilience to stress m…
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Blog Post » Mortality and Mental Disorders
A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illnes…
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Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen? ? Part 2
A London neuroscientist suggests two kinds of causes for disease; Dr. Insel talks about the implicat…
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Concept Clearance » Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET): A Learning Healthcare System for Early Serious Mental Illness
This initiative aims to create a national Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) among treatm…
04/21
Why rich kids get better grades
… perception and motor command. Using magnetic resonance imaging, scientist…
04/21
Cognitive problems are common after cardiac arrest
Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such …
04/21
Sensory neuron subtypes control different respiratory functions
A nerve neglected in today's era of molecular and genetic analysis has yielded a surprising secret.…
04/21
First infant MRI study finds babies' brains feel pain 'much like adults'
… first of its kind using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), scientists from Britain?s &#8230…
04/21
With Fresh $14M, Tal Seeks Answers About Magnetic Depression Relief
… derived from a type of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, the now common ……
04/20
Wealthier children have bigger brains, study finds
… perception and motor command. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sci…
04/20
A game-changer for stroke treatment
Stroke is the leading cause of severe long-term disability in the United States, and less than 40 pe…
04/20
Cancer and chemobrain: Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive function
Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemothera…
04/20
New lab technique reveals structure and function of proteins critical in DNA repair
By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois…
04/20
A new mouse model for the study of neurofibromatosis
The research group of the neurofibromatosis of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), the Institut…
04/20
Effectiveness of new stroke treatment confirmed
A research paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today confirms earlier find…
04/20
Living life in the third person
… brain imaging (structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencep…
04/20
Multiple Sclerosis Could be Reversed by Drugs That Activate Neural Stem Cells
A new study reports two over the counter medications could activate neural stem cells to stimulate m…
04/20
An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain
Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot …
04/20
Is the amyloid hypothesis the right path to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?
There is both risk and reward in focusing Alzheimer's disease research on inhibiting amyloid product…
04/20
Let it snow
Five years ago today, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then…
04/20
Is the amyloid hypothesis the right path to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?
There is both risk and reward in focusing Alzheimer's disease research on inhibiting amyloid product…
04/20
Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis
Two drugs already on the market -- an antifungal and a steroid -- may potentially take on new roles …
04/20
Leading doctors warn that sepsis deaths will not be curbed without radical rethink of research strategy
Leading doctors today warn that medical and public recognition of sepsis--thought to contribute to b…
04/20
Drugs stimulate body's own stem cells to replace brain cells lost in multiple sclerosis
A pair of topical medicines already alleviating skin conditions each may prove to have another, even…
04/20
Study shows 2 drugs reduce teacher-rated anxiety, in addition to ADHD, aggression
Previous research published by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and th…
04/20
Notre Dame researchers detecting low quality antimalarial drugs with a lab-on-paper
Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but over four billion people live in countri…
04/20
Two different carotid artery stenting procedures show little difference in effectiveness
Use of either proximal embolic protection devices (P-EPDs) or distal filter embolic protection devic…
04/20
Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis
Two drugs already on the market -- an antifungal and a steroid -- may potentially take on new roles …
04/20
New tactic targets brain tumors
Patients who are obese, diabetic or both have the highest incidence of brain tumors, and they offer …
04/20
Study sheds new light on a crucial enzyme for the immune response
A new study by immunology researchers at the IRCM led by Javier M. Di Noia, Ph.D., sheds light on a …
04/20
New tactic targets brain tumors
Drugs that target insulin pathways to slow or stop the growth of brain tumors are going in the righ…
04/19
04/19
Correlation of Brain Atrophy, Disability, and Spinal Cord Atrophy in a Murine Model of Multiple Sclerosis
CONCLUSIONSOur results suggest that significant brain atrophy precedes and predicts the development …
04/18
MRI?Based Measurement of Brain Stem Cross?Sectional Area in Relapsing?Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
CONCLUSIONSA significantly reduced, normalized brain stem CSA was detected in all areas of the brain…
04/18
Sonographic Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter: A Simple and Rapid Tool to Assess the Neurologic Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest
CONCLUSIONSSonographic ONSD measurement is a simple, rapid technique to assess the neurological prog…
04/17
Clot removal device dramatically improves outcomes for people with acute ischemic stroke
Using a new stent retriever device in addition to a clot-busting drug led to a significant increase …
04/17
Age-related changes in the brain can have significant impact on individuals, society
Report identifies 3 top actions to help promote cognitive healthGradual and variable change in menta…
04/16
Sensory Neuron Subtyes Control Different Respiratory Functions
Researchers deconstruct the vagus nerve. …
04/16
Grid Cells Help Mice Mentally Map Their Location in the Dark
Researchers discover grid cells can help mice to effectively map their location in the dark. …
04/12
Hypophosphatemia is Associated with the Serial Administration of Triple?Dose Gadolinium to Patients for Brain MRI
CONCLUSIONSSerial TdGd in MS patients, unrelated to immunomodulatory treatment, was associated with …
04/06
eIF3 targets cell-proliferation messenger RNAs for translational activation or repression
Regulation of protein synthesis is fundamental for all aspects of eukaryotic biology by controlling …
04/06
Diverse coupling of neurons to populations in sensory cortex
A large population of neurons can, in principle, produce an astronomical number of d…
04/01
Neural correlates of informational cascades: brain mechanisms of social influence on belief updating
Informational cascades can occur when rationally acting individuals decide independently of their p…
04/01
Activity in ventromedial prefrontal cortex during self-related processing: positive subjective value or personal significance?
Well-being and subjective experience of a coherent world depend on our sense of ‘self’ …
04/01
Basal forebrain moderates the magnitude of task-dependent amygdala functional connectivity
Animal studies reveal that the amygdala promotes attention and emotional memory, in part, by drivin…
04/01
Out of control: Evidence for anterior insula involvement in motor impulsivity and reactive aggression
Inhibiting impulsive reactions while still defending one’s vital resources is paramount to fu…
04/01
Anterior medial prefrontal cortex implements social priming of mimicry
The neural and cognitive mechanisms by which primed constructs can impact on social behavior are po…
04/01
Childhood physical abuse predicts stressor-evoked activity within central visceral control regions
Early life experience differentially shapes later stress reactivity, as evidenced by both animal an…
04/01
New cosmogenic burial ages for Sterkfontein Member 2 Australopithecus and Member 5 Oldowan
The cave infills at Sterkfontein contain one of the richest assemblages of Australopithecus fossils …
04/01
A common currency for the computation of motivational values in the human striatum
Reward comparison in the brain is thought to be achieved through the use of a ‘common currenc…
04/01
Neural correlates of HIV risk feelings
Field studies on HIV risk perception suggest that people rely on impressions they have about the sa…
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At left: Karen Norberg - Knitted Brain

the Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain ArtTo neuroscience researchers, the human brain is a complex organ riddled with mystery. But to developmental psychologist Marjorie Taylor and psychiatrist Karen Norberg, it's also an inspiration for unique quilts, knitting, and other work that they showcase in an online museum of "scientifically accurate fabric brain art."The two were drawn to the niche independently. Taylor, a professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene, had been making quilts on the side for years before she turned her needle to neuroscience. Struck by the cover images of journals like Cerebral Cortex, she began reproducing them in fabric, creating pieces that--for example--show positron emission tomography scans of the brain's response to hearing or seeing words.Karen Norberg who works at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says she began knitting a brain to kill time when she was undergoing clinical training in child psychiatry. The product now resides at the Boston Museum of Science.This work was profiled at the AAAS/Science web site
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