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Funding News - Probes for Microimaging the Nervous System

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NINDS invites small business innovation research applications to develop probes for microimaging the nervous system. This announcement is made together with 5 other NIH components.

An emerging area of scientific opportunity is the design and use of probes to study structure and function at the molecular and subcellular level in living cells. Research and development of such technologies may allow scientists to track the ebb and flow of signal transduction cascades, protein-protein interactions, protein-nucleotide interactions, movement of subcellular elements within cells, and other dynamic events. This area of science and technology is poised for major advances, and these advances would increase understanding of the molecular physiology of nervous system cells, and how they are affected by disease, pharmacologic agents, and development.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Daofen Chen, program director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-9964; email: For more information visit