UC Newsroom | October 25th, 2016

UC scientists awarded more than $9 million from federal BRAIN Initiative

Fourteen University of California research teams will share $9.5 million from the federal government’s BRAIN Initiative, part of $70 million in new grants announced by the National Institutes of Health. This is the third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative announced three years ago […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | February 18, 2016

New Zeiss Berkeley BrainMIC course provides training in use of state-of-the-art optical neurotechniques

By Georgeann Sack The Zeiss Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center (BrainMIC) held its inaugural “4D Advanced Microscopy of Brain Circuits” course in January 2016. The intensive week-long course provided theory and hands-on experience to 16 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers eager to learn how to use the latest optical neurotechnologies of the Federal BRAIN Initiative. […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | November 24, 2015

BayBRAIN Neurotechnology Industry Day sparked conversations and collaborations

By Georgeann Sack The White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative is a bold call-to-action focused on revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. Neurotechnology Industry Day, presented by the Tri-Institutional Partnership (TrIP) between UC Berkeley, UCSF, and LBNL, brought together Bay Area researchers and industry partners to generate transformative collaborations in response to […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | October 19, 2015

Berkeley neuroscience researchers continue to advance BRAIN Initiative

By Georgeann Sack The Federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative is an unprecedented commitment of government and private funds to support multidisciplinary neuroscience research, with a proposed budget of $4.5 billion over 12 years. Announced in April 2013, the BRAIN Initiative has been successful in catalyzing new collaborations and funding hundreds of […]

Berkeley Neuroscience News | June 11, 2015

Introducing the ZEISS Berkeley Brain Microscopy Innovation Center

By Georgeann Sack   A resource for the neuroscience community   The BRAIN Initiative has spurred the rapid development of new optical tools to precisely measure and manipulate neuronal activity. These powerful tools are an important and exciting step toward deciphering the neuronal circuits that command essential brain functions, such as perception, movement, and memory. […]

LBL News Center | December 16, 2014

A Standard for Neuroscience Data

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a computational framework for standardizing neuroscience data worldwide. Thanks to standardized image file formats—like JPEG, PNG or TIFF—which store information every time you take a digital photo, you can easily share selfies and other pictures with anybody connected to a computer, mobile phone or the Internet. Nobody needs to download […]

SF Gate | October 8, 2014

New wave of brain research aims to understanding every function

When the United States’ top public health and political leaders declared the 1990s the “decade of the brain,” Dr. Pratik Mukherjee couldn’t help but feel a little dubious. “I was kind of laughing, because I didn’t think we’d make much progress in just a decade,” said Mukherjee, a neuro-radiologist at UCSF. Twenty-four years later, Mukherjee […]

LBL News Center | October 1, 2014

Director Alivisatos Plays Key Role in White House BRAIN Conference

The White House hosted a conference on Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) yesterday as a follow up to the President’s 2013 announcement of the BRAIN initiative. Brought together to talk about how they could play a role in making this collaborative endeavor a success, conference attendees included representatives from national labs, academic and […]

Berkeley News | September 30, 2014

NIH awards UC Berkeley $7.2 million to advance brain initiative

The National Institutes of Health today announced its first research grants through President Barack Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, including three awards to the University of California, Berkeley, totaling nearly $7.2 million over three years. The projects are among 58 funded in this initial wave of NIH grants, involving 100 researchers and a total of $46 million […]

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