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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 »

The NIH Toolbox -First Comprehensive & Standardized Tests of Brain Function- To Be Released Next Week

Neuroscience Just Got Faster, Cheaper and Easier (press release):

“On Sept. 10 and 11, Gershon will introduce the new NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Behavioral and Neurological Function to hundreds of researchers at a special National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference in Bethesda, Maryland. At the end of September, the resource will be made fully available to the research community and clinicians. Read the rest of this entry »

NFL donates $30 million to improve concussion & brain injury care

NFL donates $30 million to National Institutes of Health (press release):

“The National Football League will provide $30 million in funding for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today Read the rest of this entry »

28 Confirmed Speakers: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity & Digital Innovation

The 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-8th 2012, no travel required since event takes place fully online) is plunging ahead, with 28 Con­firmed Speak­ers so far:

  • Dr. Tracy Alloway, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­sity of North Florida; author of AWMA assess­ment
  • Dr. Gre­gory Bayer, CEO, Brain Resource
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psychology-Neuropsychology, UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science
  • Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari Read the rest of this entry »

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