BRAIN and BEHAVIOR INITIATIVE WEEKLY DIGEST

January 14, 2019


News

Caffeine is generally believed to be the protective agent in coffee that helps combat Parkinson's disease. However, a new study suggests that other components of coffee may also play a role.
Following a stroke, the hippocampus fails to develop new neurons correctly. However, intervening in the production of these neurons could help mitigate memory problems suffered by stroke victims.
A study of faulty wiring of the prefrontal cortex during development provides clues into possible causes of mental illness; a new neurofeedback system enables Parkinson's disease patients to voluntarily control brainwaves associated with symptoms of the disorder; and more.
Researchers re-purposed CRISPR gene editing technology to study genes targeted by particular antibiotics. The study sheds light on how pharmacologists can improve existing antibiotics and develop new ones.
As the former head of the National Institute of Mental Health, Judd helped put in place an ambitious research agenda focused on biology as the key to understanding psychiatric problems.
Brain connectivity is linked to better health outcomes for youth in violent neighborhoods; More young people are using marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol; Computer detects postural changes in children with autism.

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Funding Announcements

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R01 Clinical Trials Optional) (RFA-NS-19-008). Letter of Intent Due Date: January 15, 2019. Application Due Date: February 28, 2019. Pre-application webinar: January 14, 2019, 2 p.m. EST (registration required).

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Fundamentals and Applications (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) (RFA-NS-19-009). Letter of Intent Due Date: January 15, 2019. Application Due Date: February 28, 2019. Pre-application webinar: January 14, 2019, 2 p.m. EST (registration required).

Promoting Research on Music and Health: Phased Innovation Award for Music Interventions (R61/R33, Clinical Trial Optional) (RFA-AT-19-001). Letter of Intent Due Date: January 15, 2019. Application Due Date: February 28, 2019. Pre-application webinar: January 14, 2019, 2 p.m. EST (registration required).

Biobehavioral Basis of Chronic Pain (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) 
(PA-18-944). Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, The first standard application due date for this FOA is February 5, 2019.  
 
Applying a Biopsychosocial Perspective to Self-Management of Chronic Pain (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (PA-18-945). Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. The first standard application due date for this FOA is February 5, 2019.  

The Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation is awarded for innovative research that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation of targeted sites in the nervous system with implications for translational medicine. Due March 15, 2019.

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00) (RFA-NS-19-011). Application Receipt Date(s): December 13, 2018; April 15, 2019; December 13, 2019; April 15, 2020; December 15, 2020; April 15, 2021 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Predoctoral Training in Advanced Data Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (BSSR) - Institutional Research Training Program [T32] (RFA-OD-19-011) Application Receipt Date: May 25, 2019.

The Maryland Catalyst Fund program – formerly known as the Faculty Incentive Program – is the University of Maryland’s internal faculty research support program and a key resource in the university’s overall effort to expand its research activity, visibility and impact. The program aims to enable innovative research, to incentivize the pursuit of large, complex, and high-impact research initiatives, and to increase our competitiveness for extramural research awards.

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