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Public Brain Health vs. Private Brain Research Funds: How the NFL tried to influence NIH studies

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How the NFL tried to manipulate a government study on football and brain injuries (Los Angeles Times):

“The National Institutes of Health seems to have discovered what communities across the land already know: The National Football League is an untrustworthy partner.

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NIH outlines global research agenda to tackle brain disorders–from cognitive impairments to depression and dementia

BrainDisordersLifespanHeads-up: There’s an excellent–and open-access– research supplement in Nature, result of an NIH-led effort to advance the global brain disorders research agenda.

Description: Infants are starved of oxygen during difficult births. Children’s cognitive function is permanently damaged due to malnutrition or exposure to infections or toxins. Adults suffer from Read the rest of this entry »

Google gets serious about brain & mental health innovation and hires NIMH Director Tom Insel

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NIH Director’s Statement Regarding Dr. Thomas Insel’s Departure:

“After serving 13 years as Director for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Thomas R. Insel, M.D., will step down effective November 1, 2015…he is definitely not retiring. He is planning to join the Google Life Sciences Read the rest of this entry »

BRAIN Initiative: New call to action amidst growing skepticism

humanconnectomeA White House Call To Action to Advance the BRAIN Initiative (press release):

“Under this initiative, Federal agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are supporting the development and application of innovative, new technologies that can create a dynamic understanding of brain function and its relationship to behavior Read the rest of this entry »

2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit to continue at 8.30am US Pacific Time

Day 2 of the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit will start today, Sept 20th, at 8.30am US Pacific Time/ 11.30am US Eastern Time.   Read the rest of this entry »

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