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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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08/29
NIAMS Policy for Submission of Applications Containing Clinical Trials
Notice NOT-AR-14-021 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
08/29
Single animal to human transmission event responsible for 2014 Ebola outbreak
NIH-funded scientist uses latest genomic technology to make discovery.…
08/29
08/28
NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate
Trial is First in Series of Accelerated Safety Studies of Ebola Vaccines.…
08/27
Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology
Studies reveal powerful commonalities in biological activity, regulation among species.…
08/27
Scientists plug into a learning brain
NIH-funded study provides a neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than others.…
08/27
NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing
Policy's implementation is key to accelerating biomedical discoveries.…
08/27
Implementation of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy for NIH Grant Applications and Awards
Notice NOT-OD-14-111 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
08/26
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA): Staged Vaccine Development (SVD) NIAID-DAIDS-NIHAI2014014
Notice NOT-AI-14-065 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
08/26
NIAMS welcomes five new advisory council members
The council comprises scientific and lay members who have expertise in the mission areas of the inst…
08/26
Genome exhibition to depart Smithsonian for multi-city tour
Enthusiasm for genomics grows with an estimated 3 million D.C. visitors to exhibition.…
08/22
Follow that Cell
NIH challenges innovators with a half million dollars in prizes.…
08/21
Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children
NIH-funded study provides hope for children with disease-related brain damage.…
08/20
New NIH research awards to address multiple chronic conditions
It is estimated that 3 in 4 adults over age 65 and 1 in 15 children suffer from two or more chronic …
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09/01
Disrupted network connections found in the dyslexic brain
… analysis of dyslexia using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). They report their…
09/01
Zooming in for a safe flight
Bats emit ultrasound pulses and measure the echoes reflected from their surroundings. They have an e…
09/01
Unlocking the brain's mysteries through study of damage to the prefrontal lobe
Until the last few decades, the frontal lobes of the brain were shrouded in mystery and erroneously …
09/01
Disrupted network connections found in the dyslexic brain
Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological re…
09/01
Training your brain to prefer healthy foods
… the program. Both groups underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain…
09/01
Dyslexic readers have disrupted network connections in the brain
A new study in Biological Psychiatry maps the circuitry of dyslexiaDyslexia, the most commonly diagn…
09/01
Brainy, Yes, But Far From Handy
… . The program blends X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging data to create a vivid ……
09/01
Narrowing of artery may trigger dementia: study
… show no abnormal signs in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and are able to have &#82…
09/01
You CAN train your brain to like healthy foods: Researchers reveal diet that can kick junk food addiction
… the program. Both groups underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain…
09/01
Late and early onset Alzheimer's affect brain function in similar way
New study shows a key element of brain function begins to decline a few years before symptoms emerge…
09/01
Why do teens do such crazy stuff? It?s all in their brains.
… . Using such tools as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission to…
08/31
First study of brain activation in multiple sclerosis using fNIRS
Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), Kessler Foundation researchers have shown diffe…
08/31
Neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than others has implications for stroke and other neurological disorders
Learning is easier when it only requires nerve cells to rearrange existing patterns of activity than…
08/31
High-fat-diet-mediated dysbiosis promotes intestinal carcinogenesis independently of obesity
Several features common to a Western lifestyle, including obesity and low levels of physical activit…
08/31
Conditional tolerance of temperate phages via transcription-dependent CRISPR-Cas targeting
A fundamental feature of immune systems is the ability to distinguish pathogenic from self and comme…
08/31
Memory in silent neurons
According to a generally-accepted model of synaptic plasticity, a neuron that communicates with othe…
08/31
Sensory-evoked LTP driven by dendritic plateau potentials in vivo
Long-term synaptic potentiation (LTP) is thought to be a key process in cortical synaptic network pl…
08/30
The impact of cultural diversity in brain injury research
Kessler Foundation scientists examined the implications for cultural diversity and cultural compete…
08/29
Researchers Identify Origin and Purpose of the Facial Expression for Anger
A new study reports on the functional advantages which caused the specific appearance of the human's…
08/29
Meaningful relationships can help you thrive
Deep and meaningful relationships play a vital role in overall well-being. A paper published in Pers…
08/28
This is Your Brain?s Blood Vessels on Drugs
Researchers develop a new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain. …
08/27
Probing excitonic dark states in single-layer tungsten disulphide
Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers have recently emerged as an important class of two…
08/27
Researchers Publish First Study of Brain Activation in MS Using fNIRS
Researchers release findings after using fNIRS to examine brain activation during a working memory t…
08/27
A synaptic and circuit basis for corollary discharge in the auditory cortex
Here auditory cortex excitatory neurons are shown to decrease their activity during locomotion, groo…
08/27
A global strategy for road building
The number and extent of roads will expand dramatically this century. Globally, at least 25 million …
08/27
Bidirectional switch of the valence associated with a hippocampal contextual memory engram
The valence of memories is malleable because of their intrinsic reconstructive property. This proper…
08/27
OSCA1 mediates osmotic-stress-evoked Ca2+ increases vital for osmosensing in Arabidopsis
Water is crucial to plant growth and development. Environmental water deficiency triggers an osmotic…
08/24
PLETHORA gradient formation mechanism separates auxin responses
During plant growth, dividing cells in meristems must coordinate transitions from division to expans…
08/20
Diabetes recovery by age-dependent conversion of pancreatic ?-cells into insulin producers
Total or near-total loss of insulin-producing ?-cells occurs in type 1 diabetes. Restoration of insu…
08/20
Saturation editing of genomic regions by multiplex homology-directed repair
Saturation mutagenesis?coupled to an appropriate biological assay?represents a fundamental means of …
08/19
Study suggests hatha yoga boosts brain function in older adults
Practicing hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults' performanc…
08/17
Synaptic dysregulation in a human iPS cell model of mental disorders
Dysregulated neurodevelopment with altered structural and functional connectivity is believed to und…
08/17
Hallucigenia?s onychophoran-like claws and the case for Tactopoda
The Palaeozoic form-taxon Lobopodia encompasses a diverse range of soft-bodied ?legged worms? known …
08/17
Structure and mechanism of Zn2+-transporting P-type ATPases
Zinc is an essential micronutrient for all living organisms. It is required for signalling and prope…
08/17
Transcriptional interference by antisense RNA is required for circadian clock function
Eukaryotic circadian oscillators consist of negative feedback loops that generate endogenous rhythmi…
08/10
Piezo1 integration of vascular architecture with physiological force
The mechanisms by which physical forces regulate endothelial cells to determine the complexities of …
08/10
Antiviral immunity via RIG-I-mediated recognition of RNA bearing 5?-diphosphates
Mammalian cells possess mechanisms to detect and defend themselves from invading viruses. In the cyt…
08/03
Mechanism of Dis3l2 substrate recognition in the Lin28?let-7 pathway
The pluripotency factor Lin28 inhibits the biogenesis of the let-7 family of mammalian microRNAs. Li…
08/03
Required enhancer?matrin-3 network interactions for a homeodomain transcription program
Homeodomain proteins, described 30 years ago, exert essential roles in development as regulators of …
08/03
Promoter sequences direct cytoplasmic localization and translation of mRNAs during starvation in yeast
A universal feature of the response to stress and nutrient limitation is transcriptional upregulatio…
08/03
Inappropriate p53 activation during development induces features of CHARGE syndrome
CHARGE syndrome is a multiple anomaly disorder in which patients present with a variety of phenotype…
08/02
Diffusion-weighted MRI characteristics of the cerebral metastasis to brain boundary predicts patient outcomes
Background: Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has been used in neurosurgical practice mainly to distingui…
08/01
Distinct neural activation patterns underlie economic decisions in high and low psychopathy scorers
Psychopathic traits affect social functioning and the ability to make adaptive decisions in social …
08/01
Blunted feelings: Alexithymia is associated with a diminished neural response to speech prosody
How we perceive emotional signals from our environment depends on our personality. Alexithymia, a p…
08/01
Age-dependent changes in the neural substrates of empathy in autism spectrum disorder
In typical development, empathic abilities continue to refine during adolescence and early adulthoo…
08/01
Timecourse of mirror and counter-mirror effects measured with transcranial magnetic stimulation
The human mirror system has been the subject of much research over the past two decades, but little…
08/01
Muted neural response to distress among securely attached people
Neural processes that support individual differences in attachment security and affect regulation a…
08/01
Motor simulation and the coordination of self and other in real-time joint action
Joint actions require the integration of simultaneous self- and other-related behaviour. Here, we i…
08/01
Disrupted posterior cingulate-amygdala connectivity in postpartum depressed women as measured with resting BOLD fMRI
Disengagement of emotion regulation circuits was previously shown in depressed mothers and was hypo…
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