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Body & brain: Neurons linked to specific behaviors: New view of larval fly brain reveals functions of particular cells

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The Map Makers: Brain-Mapping Milestones

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In further indications of cooperative progress in brain mapping, two separate projects make strides in the creation of cerebral connection atlases.

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The Map Makers: Brain Control in a Flash of Light

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Karl Deisseroth is among a group of scientists who have been working on a way to turn brain cells on and off using genetic engineering and light.







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Science News » NIMH Twitter Chat on Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
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Science News » NIH-funded Brain Atlas Offers Clues to Psychiatric Disorders

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A brain blueprint maps where genes are tuned on and off during mid-pregnancy—when most brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia occur.
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Science News » The 22nd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research

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The 22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR): Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System, will be convened on April 23–25, 2014, at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, Bethesda, MD.
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Blog Post » BrainSpan – Mapping the Developing Brain

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A new map of where and when genes are expressed in the developing human brain—the transcriptome—is already enabling scientists to gain insights into the role of risk genes in neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Insel talks about the implications of this work.
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Blog Post » A Misfortune Not a Crime

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Dr. Insel discusses a new report that compares the number of people with serious mental illness who are incarcerated vs. the number being treated in hospitals.
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Science News » Learn About the Adolescent Brain with Expert Dr. Jay Giedd on May 8!

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NIMH expert Dr. Jay Giedd will discuss the developing adolescent brain at a community event on May 8. The event will be video archived.
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Science News » Jump-starting Natural Resilience Reverses Stress Susceptibility

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Scientists have traced vulnerability to depression-like behaviors to out-of-balance neuronal electrical activity and made mice resilient by reversing it.
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