New @ Blue
|Blueprint is a lead contributor to The BRAIN Initiative℠, aimed at revolutionizing studies of the human brain. Six new funding opportunities focused on advancing our technological capabilities for understanding how circuits of interacting neurons function to create behavior were released this winter. There was a robust response, and awards are expected to be announced in September, 2014.|
|The Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) now offers a cloud-based computing environment to help researchers manage and analyze large volumes of brain imaging data. With NITRC-CE, an analysis that would typically require 24 hours can be done in less than 10 minutes, for a nominal fee.|
|A special issue of Neurology marks the unveiling of the NIH Toolbox, a set of standard measures for assessing neurological and behavioral health in clinical studies. A series of articles describes the tests within the Toolbox, how the Toolbox was constructed and validated, and efforts to establish norms for Toolbox data.|
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THE BRAIN INITIATIVE and BRAIN RESEARCH THROUGH ADVANCING INNOVATIVE NEUROTECHNOLOGIES are service marks of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).