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Shaena Montanari

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The Transmitter

Shaena Montanari joined The Transmitter as an enterprise reporter in January 2023. She was previously an investigative health reporter at the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting in Phoenix.

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Funding

$278 million cut in BRAIN Initiative funding leaves neuroscientists in limbo

The program is funded at $402 million for the current fiscal year, a 40 percent drop from last year.

By Angie Voyles Askham
18 April 2024 | 4 min read
Spectrum

Reporting bias widespread in early-childhood autism intervention trials

Only 7 percent of completed registered trials were later updated with results, one of several failings identified in a new analysis.

By Gina Jiménez
18 April 2024 | 5 min read
Policy

NIH seeks input on how structural racism affects brain research, health

The feedback could lead to “novel ways” to conduct studies and reduce health disparities, a National Institutes of Health employee says.

By Calli McMurray
17 April 2024 | 7 min read