For well over a century, discoveries in basic neuroscience research have been the basis for our understanding of the nervous system and the foundation for developing treatments for neurological disorders. Insights into fundamental neuroscience (FN) have advanced at an ever-faster pace in the 21st century, with remarkable novel discoveries in areas ranging from subcellular mechanisms of action to whole brain activities. FN generates key insights, drives innovation, and underlies many therapeutic breakthroughs that benefit humanity.
Discussion of Present and Future Plans For NINDS Support of Fundamental Neuroscience
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is planning a critical effort focused on advancing research in Fundamental Neuroscience (FN). To address this important and foundational aspect of neuroscience research, NINDS convened a Fundamental Neuroscience Working Group (FNWG). FNWG held a series of meetings to discuss key issues and prepared a report to the NANDS Council with recommendations to inform NINDS approaches and plans to support and foster FN research. The report will be presented to NANDS Council on Wednesday September 6, 2023: NIH VideoCast - NANDS Council - September 2023.
FNWG activities and materials can be found here: Fundamental Neuroscience Working Group (FNWG). The FNWG's report on Advancing Fundamental Neuroscience Research(pdf, 915 KB) can be found here. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comments on the report, council presentation or any points related to promoting FN research to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If so, please include your image with the following information and submit to: FN@ninds.nih.gov
- Your name
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- Credit of image
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Resources and Tools
Resources available to neuroscience researchers interested in utilizing animals as models for nervous system function.
The resources listed below are for gene expression-related information relevant to neuroscience research.
NINDS supports and performs a broad array of rigorous and important neuroscience research from fundamental studies of basic nervous system function to studies to improve treatments and prevent neurological disorders.
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