Heads of NIMH and NINDS Reflect on Last 25 Years

Thomas R. Insel, M.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Story C. Landis, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), wrote an article for Neuron about the last 25 years of neuroscience.

The piece is part of the 25-year celebration for Neuron, the scientific journal about neuroscience, and was published on October 30, 2013.

The authors explore progress that has been made in molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience since 1988, but also discuss what still needs to be done in the areas of burden of disease, relevance of basic science to clinical care, and therapeutics.

According to the article’s summary, closing the gap between what has and hasn’t been accomplished in neuroscience will “require a more detailed comprehension of brain function, a rethinking of how we approach translational science, a focus on human neurobiology, and a continuing commitment to build a diverse, innovative neuroscience workforce.”

Read the entire article.

Date originally posted: November 22, 2013.