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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Heads-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 »
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 »
A 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 »
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 »
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 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 »