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2016 Breakthrough Prizes Feature Three Neuroscientists

(Thursday, November 19, 2015)
Last week, the Breakthrough Prize organization announced the recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. The 3rd annual Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony awarded 1,370 physicists, one mathematician, five life scientists, and one high school student with a combined total of $21.9 million.

SfN 2015: Preparing for the annual Neuroscience Bonanza!

(Thursday, October 15, 2015)
On Saturday, more than 30,000 neuroscientists will travel from all over the world to attend the 45th annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago, IL. SfN is always incredibly exciting.

NIH and the Kavli Neuroscience Institutes Announce New BRAIN Awardees

(Thursday, October 1, 2015)
Separate events on Wednesday, October 1 highlighted the awardees of the second round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and additional investments by the Kavli Foundation to support the BRAIN Initiative.

Pain Awareness Month at the National Institutes of Health and Beyond

(Tuesday, September 22, 2015)
September is Pain Awareness Month. Pain conditions affect many millions of people worldwide. Whether intermittently or on a daily basis, pain exacts an enormous toll of human suffering.

New Award Creates Stable Funding for Outstanding Neuroscience Investigators

(Thursday, July 16, 2015)
As NINDS Director, my goal is to optimize the progress of basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research. One issue that slows the pace of discovery is that, rather than directly engaging in research, many principal investigators spend a great deal of their time writing and administerin

The Privilege of Leading NINDS

(Thursday, June 11, 2015)
I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to lead the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.  The Institute has a long history of leading, funding, and facilitating great advances in neuroscience over the past 65 years.  I intend to build from these efforts and guide the Insti

Teaming up to Tackle Concussion

(Tuesday, June 2, 2015)
On March 31, 2015, NINDS and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) convened 39 scientists and clinicians as well as representatives from several organizations including the National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League, United States Olympic Committee, and other NIH

Healthy Brain Aging

(Thursday, April 23, 2015)

The National Pain Strategy is Released for Public Comment

(Monday, April 13, 2015)
Pain is the product of one of the most basic parts of the nervous system. That system is essential in protecting us from injury.