Science News » NIH Names Winners of “Follow that Cell” Phase 2 Competition
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Science News » NIH Names Winners of “Follow that Cell” Phase 2 Competition

Two biological engineering researchers are winners in Phase 2 of NIH’s Follow that Cell Challenge. The winners will share $400,000 in prizes awarded for development of new tools and methods for predicting the behavior and function of a single cell in complex tissue over time – and how that reflects the health of the tissue....

June 28, 2017June 28, 2017by
Science News » Brain Circuit Tweak Wins Her Affection (if she’s a vole)
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Science News » Brain Circuit Tweak Wins Her Affection (if she’s a vole)

For the first time, neuroscientists have boosted a female rodent’s partnering with a male by stimulating connectivity of a brain reward circuit. Understanding the circuitry of such affiliative behaviors may lead to improved treatments for social impairment in severe mental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder....

June 13, 2017June 13, 2017by
Science News » NIMH to Host Multimodal Brain Stimulation Speaker Series
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Science News » NIMH to Host Multimodal Brain Stimulation Speaker Series

Beginning May 31, 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will launch a speaker series intended to bring together leaders in the field conducting research using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional imaging including EEG, fMRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)....

May 26, 2017May 26, 2017by
Outreach » Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2017 Meeting
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Outreach » Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2017 Meeting

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the eighth Professional Coalition for Research Progress (Coalition) Meeting which served as an opportunity for representatives from professional organizations with an interest in NIMH research to hear about advances in mental health research, current and new research directions, and strategies for NIMH....

May 24, 2017May 24, 2017by
Science News » Brain “Relay” Also Key to Holding Thoughts in Mind
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Science News » Brain “Relay” Also Key to Holding Thoughts in Mind

Long overlooked as a mere “relay,” an egg-like structure in the middle of the brain also turns out to play a pivotal role in tuning-up thinking circuity. A trio of studies in mice are revealing that the thalamus sustains the ability to distinguish categories and hold thoughts in mind. It might even become a target for interventions for psychiatric disorders marked by working memory problems, such as schizophrenia....

May 4, 2017May 4, 2017by
A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
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A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

A Teachable Moment: Using 13 Reasons Why to Initiate a Helpful Conversation about Suicide Prevention and Mental Health As most of you know, the trending Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising some questions and concerns about mental health and suicide. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah...

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