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ABC provides its members with biweekly science advocacy and news updates, and important information about our members’ events, reports, and initiatives.

 

Highlights from ABC News & Updates:

May 15, 2017

IN THE NEWS

Learn about a new concept at NIH called: “Grant Support Index,” or GSI, by watching a presentation by NIH Deputy Director Larry Tabak at the NINDS Council Meeting at 10:15am Thursday, May 18th.  You may also want to read NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins: New NIH Approach to Grant Funding Aimed at Optimizing Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars

MEMBER NEWS

Read American Academy of Neurology’s latest Capitol Hill Report.  Highlighting: Science Funding in Final 2017 Budget, Progress on FAST Act and Republicans moving forward with Obamacare Repeal & Replace.

Highlights from ABC News & Updates:

May 1, 2017

IN THE NEWS

Read the following article from HHS.gov.  The funding discussed was part of the 21st Century Cures Act:  Trump Administration awards grants to states to combat opioid crisis.

Press Release from NIH: Aging Research: Plasma Protein Revitalizes the Brain

MEMBER NEWS

A resource from the American Epilepsy Society:  New Self-Assessment in Epilepsy (volume 4) containing 50 questions spanning the breadth of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment and will allow participants to identify areas in which further study for the ABPN examination may be useful

 

Highlights from ABC News & Updates:

April 17, 2017

Save the date!  ABC's 2017 Fall Membership Meeting will be held November 13th in Washington D.C. The meeting will be held during Neuroscience 2017, the Society for Neuroscience's 47th Annual Meeting.

IN THE NEWS

NIH-funded study highlights need for increased early intervention programs, showing higher death rate among youth with first episode psychosis  Read here 

MEMBER NEWS

Article from ABC Member, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation: Brain Activity Patterns Could Help Identify Best Treatment for Patients with Major Depression

 


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Microphotographs of acetylcholinesterase (AchE) expression in a coronal slice of the dorsal hippocampus, an area important for learning and memory, in the left hemisphere of the brain from a rat. Microphotographs in this diagram were taken at a total magnification of 10x at approximately Bregma -2.80. Imaged donated by Megan Anderson Brooks

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