NIH’s BRAIN Initiative Puts $500 Million Into Creating Most Detailed Ever Human Brain Atlas
The BRAIN Initiative, the nine-year-old, multibillion-dollar US neuroscience effort, announced its most ambitious challenge yet: compiling the world’s most comprehensive map of cells in the human brain.
[Molecular Psychiatry] 1275 immune-related genes were curated and their expression changes investigated in 2467 postmortem brains of controls and patients with six major brain disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, major depressive disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
[Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy] Investigators systemically analyzed lung pathogenesis in SARS-CoV-2- and its delta variant-infected humanized CD147 transgenic mice. Histopathology and Transmission Electron Microscopy revealed inflammation, fibroblast expansion and pronounced fibrotic remodeling in SARS-CoV-2-infected lungs.