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Latest News

The July 2020 SPARC Portal update is now live!

This release includes new functionality to view nerve-organ Maps and a galleries of image datasets.

July 9, 2020

Now accepting submissions!

The Journal of Neural Engineering will publish a Special Issue on Neuroelectronic Interfaces (Deadline, Nov. 30)

June 26, 2020

The "brain" in the heart

SPARC-supported research to create the first 3D map of the heart's "brain" was highlighted in a recent article from BBC Science Focus

May 31, 2020

SPARC-funded researchers create 3D neural network of the heart!

SPARC-funded researchers have developed whole-organ imaging technologies to generate a precise 3D map of the cardiac nervous system. Understanding these structural and molecular maps may help us develop therapies for cardiac disease.

May 27, 2020

Release of the updated SPARC Portal

The NIH SPARC program is proud to announce the release of the updated SPARC portal. The updated portal provides an integrated view of the output from the SPARC program, its resources and community.

February 19, 2020

How do neural implants work?

The SPARC program is highlighted in IEEE Spectrum's publication on understanding how neural implants can treat pathological conditions.

January 20, 2020

How hacking the human heart could replace pill popping

BBC News highlights the SPARC program in an article discussing the future of bioelectronic medicine for a range of chronic conditions, including cardiac disease,

December 16, 2019

Why It's Time to Take Electrified Medicine Seriously

The SPARC program and its impact on bioelectronic medicine development is highlighted in this piece from Time Magazine.

October 24, 2019

NIH Launches SPARC Data Portal at Los Angeles Events

Neurotech Reports covered the initial launch of the SPARC Data Portal at the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience meeting in Los Angeles in July 2019.

July 31, 2019