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Aug 20,2014

NSF Announces EAGER Awards

The National Science Foundation awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to fund projects developing new neurotechnologies.

Aug 15,2014

Aug. 15, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- UK grants Chile matching funds for program on scientific research and innovation
- International Brain Bee winner announced
- Scientists have created the most realistic fake brain tissue ever
- In the brain, memories are inextricably tied to place
- U.S. fast-tracking process toward human testing of Ebola vaccine
- Nepal 'still struggling' to harness science for development
- I believe in animal research. But it's time to draw a line

Aug 15,2014

2014 International Brain Bee Winner Announced

Gayathri Muthukumar from India won this competition for secondary students and will complete an internship with a neuroscientist, sponsored by SfN.

Aug 12,2014

Opening Soon: Submitting Your Science to eNeuro

SfN’s new online, open-access journal provides neuroscientists with an innovative platform for sharing their work and a modern publishing experience featuring a fair, fast review process.

Aug 08,2014

Aug. 8, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Prominent U.S. research institutions announce collaboration toward sharing and standardizing neuroscience data
- NIH to launch early Ebola vaccine trial in September
- Against all odds: Women in developing countries succeed in STEM fields
- In science, it matters that women come last
- IBM chip processes data similar to the way your brain does
- Young scientists use crowd sourcing to fund their research
- Shared brain activity predicts audience preferences
- Shift in research strategy needed to forestall ills of aging
- Expert reaction to Norman Baker's comments on animal research

Aug 06,2014

Minister Norman Baker Wants End to UK Animal Tests

The minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK told BBC News that he wants to see an end to all testing.

Aug 01,2014

Aug. 1, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NIH director's statement on Dr. Landis's retirement
- International Brain Bee world championship spotlights young neuroscience scholars
- NIH advocates gear up for budget fight
- Transparency promised for vilified impact factor
- Watch 80,000 neurons fire in the brain of a fish
- New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data'
- NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's
- Hype over Census Bureau STEM report is overblown
- Let's spend more wisely on research in Australia
- Americans deserve effective science funding
- The starving of Canadian science

Jul 25,2014

July 25, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Republicans prep short-term funding to keep government open through Election Day
- Government must double funding for innovation to compete, admits Vince Cable
- Cora Marrett steps down as NSF deputy director
- Funding review casting shadow over Portuguese research could cloud other countries
- Senate bill backs NSF's practices and calls for big funding boost
- Neuroscientists go to Washington - as advocates for science
- Spark for a stagnant search
- Amid growing concern over head injuries, California limits full-contact football practices
- Director's blog: Mapping the risk architecture of mental disorders
- Science advisers should be supported, not sacked

Jul 25,2014

Webinar Recording Available: Communicating Your Science to the Non-Expert

Learn how to develop a short but informative way to communicate your research to a non-scientific audience and read the Twitter conversation that accompanied the webinar.

Jul 22,2014

Save the Date: American Brain Coalition Webinar on BRAIN Initiative

Register for the webinar on July 31 to receive an update on the BRAIN Initiative.

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Jul 22,2014

Advance Registration and Housing Open

Register now to get the best rates and secure housing for the meeting.

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Jul 18,2014

SfN Resources Help Members Navigate Career Paths, Funding Challenges

With increased pressure on funding in labs, SfN is increasing its online offerings to help neuroscientists at every career stage.

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Jul 17,2014

Spring Council Roundup

The SfN Council met May 19-20 in Washington, DC, for its annual spring meeting and discussed member values, new programming, international eligibility for officer elections, and more.

Crowds gather on the poster floor at the SfN annual meeting.

Jul 16,2014

Advance Your Career and Learn About the Latest Scientific Developments

Join fellow neuroscience researchers, clinicians, and advocates in Washington, DC, on November 15-19 for Neuroscience 2014.

USA Science and Engineering Festival

Jul 16,2014

Learning About the Brain at the USA Science and Engineering Festival

At the third USA Science and Engineering Festival in April in Washington, DC, SfN hosted a booth that presented hands-on science activities to hundreds of attendees.

After several spins in which a roulette wheel landed on red, healthy participants and those with damage to the amygdala or the ventromedial prefrontal cortex were more likely to predict the next spin would land on blue. This effect was abolished in people with damage to the insula, who were more likely to choose red after a longer run of red.

Jul 16,2014

Inside Neuroscience: Exploring Addiction, From Origins to Treatments

Despite the increased risk of health problems, lost relationships, financial ruin, and even death, millions of people worldwide who suffer from drug and behavioral addictions cannot stop.

Pierre Magistretti, IBRO President

Jul 16,2014

Q&A: Pierre Magistretti, IBRO Works to Train Young Neuroscientists Around the World

Pierre Magistretti began his three-year term as president of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in January 2014.

Jul 11,2014

July 11, 2014 - This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Scientists threaten to boycott €1.2bn Human Brain Project
- Discovery science powered, increasingly, by donors
- On tap: Funding, elections, dysfunction
- US military developing brain implants to restore memory
- R.I.P Portuguese science
- Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain
- Your brain on magic mushrooms is actually similar to dreaming, brain scan study shows
- Probing brain's depth, trying to aid memory
- Invest in NIH research
- Not all plagiarism requires a retraction
- FDA urged to update regulations for informed consent

Poster floor at the SfN annual meeting

Jul 09,2014

Communications Policies: Protecting Your Science at Neuroscience 2014

SfN has polices in place to protect the science being presented at the meeting.