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2014-08-04 08:29:04

The initiative is hoped to be a major step toward accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease. OXNARD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Allen Institute for Brain Science, California Institute of Technology, New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and...

human brain project
2014-07-08 07:22:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It has been called the most ambitious neuroscience project ever attempted, but a proposed 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative designed to develop technology capable of simulating a person’s brain is now facing a possible boycott from scientists over concerns the project is too expensive and has too narrow a focus. When it was originally announced in October 2013, the Human Brain Project was described as an attempt to create a new...

2014-06-26 08:27:28

MILAN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization's large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these "disorders of the brain" account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the...

2014-04-02 23:23:43

Grant Is First Science Award from Microsoft’s VM Depot Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 TCG announced today that Microsoft Research has awarded a grant for the Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) project to provide enhanced services downloadable from Microsoft’s Virtual Machine Depot. NITRC is an award-winning, user-friendly collaboration environment for the neuroinformatics community, giving neuroinformatics researchers around the world easy access...

Road Map And Dictionary For The Arthropod Brain
2014-02-27 12:39:42

Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona By providing a standardized nomenclature for the architecture of insect brains, UA neuroscientists will help improve studies of human brain function and disease When you're talking about something as complex as the brain, the task isn't any easier if the vocabulary being used is just as complex. An international collaboration of neuroscientists has not only tripled the number of identified brain structures, but created a simple lexicon to talk about...

Brain Simulation, Big Data, And A New Computing Paradigm
2014-02-17 04:37:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland are combining experimental data with the core principles of brain organization in order to create a detailed computer model which will allow them to conduct supercomputer-based simulations of the brain’s inner workings. “Brain simulation allows measurements and manipulations impossible in the lab, opening the road to a new kind of in silico...

Genetic Variation Linked To Intellectual Ability
2014-02-12 04:19:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research studies have demonstrated that the thickness of the cerebral cortex, or “cortical thickness,” is closely related to intellectual ability, and a new study from scientists at King's College London has revealed a gene related to both cortical thickness and intelligence . Published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the new study could help reveal the biological mechanisms behind some forms of intellectual...

2014-02-04 12:28:06

SAN DIEGO, Atlanta and AACHEN, Germany, February 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research resources reported in the biomedical literature often lack sufficient detail to be uniquely identified, which can hinder scientific reproducibility. To address this problem, an international collaboration between researchers, program officers, vendors, curators, editors, computer scientists and publishers has started the Resource Identification Initiative...

2013-12-10 23:30:40

AIMS Neuroscience is an international Open Access journal devoted to publishing peer-reviewed, high quality, original papers in the field of neuroscience. The journal aspires to provide a forum to move theoretical neuroscience forward in a more effective manner. Greenville, South Carolina (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., FACPN, FAACP, is a clinical neuropsychologist who established the Center for Emotional Restructuring 20 years ago to promote a neuroscientific approach to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.