NIH Seeks Feedback on Future Policy for Data Management and Sharing
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NIH Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Provisions for a Future Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy
October 11, 2018 | NIH
The feedback obtained will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development. Comments on the proposed key provisions will be accepted through December 10, 2018, and can be made electronically by visiting here.
Columbia Scientist Anthony Fitzpatrick and Collaborators Awarded $11.3M to Identify New Targets Against Brain Disease
October 11, 2018 | Technology Networks Neuroscience News & Research
Anthony Fitzpatrick, PhD, a Principal Investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), together with scientists from the Mayo Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital, has been awarded $11.3 million to map the three-dimensional structures of protein tangles that accumulate in the human brain. These tangles are believed to play a critical role in the progression of a variety of deadly neurodegenerative diseases.
With Significant Philanthropic Investments, Stanford Makes Major Leap Forward in the Neurosciences
October 10, 2018 | Stanford News
Stanford will accelerate the pace of discovery about the human brain and advance innovative, interdisciplinary brain science thanks to nearly $250 million in recent gifts from philanthropists from the United States, Asia and Europe. In recognition of the lead gift from alumna Clara Wu Tsai and her husband, Joe Tsai, the Stanford Neurosciences Institute is changing its name to the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.
Science in the News
Neuroscientists Create Most Detailed Map Ever of Hippocampus
October 12, 2018 | Sci-News
A team of neuroscientists at the University of Southern California Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute has produced the most detailed atlas yet of the hippocampus — the brain’s memory bank.
Moving DNA to a Different Part of the Nucleus Can Change How it Works
October 11, 2018 | Science
Scientists have discovered—using a modified version of the gene-editing tool CRISPR—that the location of DNA, not just the order of its base pairs, can make a critical difference in how certain parts of the genome work.
Prenatal Gene Editing Shows Proof-of-Concept in Treating Congenital Disease Before Birth
October 8, 2018 | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth. Published today in Nature Medicine, research from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers proof-of-concept for prenatal use of a sophisticated, low-toxicity tool that efficiently edits DNA building blocks in disease-causing genes.
Implantable, Biodegradable Devices Speed Nerve Regeneration in Rats
October 8, 2018 | Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Northwestern University have developed an implantable, biodegradable device that delivers regular pulses of electricity to damaged peripheral nerves in rats, helping the animals regrow nerves in their legs and recover their nerve function and muscle strength more quickly.