Understanding the Brain
Visit our Understanding the Brain page for resources that provide information on various aspects of how the brain works and on neurological and psychiatric disorders.
US BRAIN Initiative
The BRAIN Initiative ultimately aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and prevent many diseases of the brain. The BRAIN Initiative is a collaborative effort among many government agencies and private sector partners.
Global Brain Research Efforts
ABC has put together a reference guide to the Brain Research Initiatives occurring in the United States and all around the globe.
Research Funding Opportunities
ABC feels it is important for scientists, especially early career researchers, to know about the various funding opportunities available to them, particularly from alternate funding resources.
Animals in Research
Check out these resources on advocating in support of the responsible use of Animals in Research.
Mental Health Parity Event on Hill
The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, The Kennedy Forum, The Carter Center, and Well Being Trust (WBT) hosted a discussion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). They also announced that new state-by-state report cards assessing the strength of mental health and substance use disorder parity statutes will be released.
The Brain Donor Project
Post-mortem brain donation is critically needed to advance the science of treating and ultimately curing brain disease. Researchers require both diseased tissue and non-diseased (control brains) for their scientific investigations. Please visit The Brain Donor Project to learn more and to arrange to donate your brain upon death.
Major Depressive Disorder Quality Measures
Takeda-Lundbeck releases a white paper and infographic which identifies issues, gaps, recommendations, and next steps for driving depression care forward by optimizing quality measures.
Ethics Standards for Human-embryo & Stem-cell Papers
Nature journals will require an ethics statement from the authors for papers that involve human embryos or gametes, and for clinical studies of cells derived from pluripotent stem cells… For manuscripts that [Nature considers] especially sensitive, Nature journals will request assessment by an independent ethicist alongside scientific peer review.
This image captures the many layers of nerve cells in the retina. Further description. Credit: Wei Li, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health