August Update on the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Workgroup
I'm pleased to report that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative® is moving along at an incredible pace. The first awards were made only two years ago, yet our grantees have published over 120 papers highlighting their work, including electromagnetic control of brain circuits to regulate feeding behaviors, and a new method for observing neuronal activity unfold in real-time across multiple areas of mouse cortex. This December, our third annual BRAIN Investigators Meeting will gather over 500 scientists to continue thinking about innovative ways to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. Many of the meeting’s sessions will be videocast live and we are planning to open several to the public. This will allow us to engage our key stakeholders, the public, in learning more about the fantastic science we are funding and the huge promise it holds for the future.
Last week, on August 2nd, the Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) for the NIH BRAIN Initiative met with directors and staff from the 10 NIH Institutes and Centers supporting the Initiative. More Message »