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Results of the INS Essay Competition

We are excited to announce the results of the Neuroethics Essay Contest. Now in its sixth year, the contest aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and postdocs from around the world. This year, the International Neuroethics Society expanded the essay to include a new high school category, in collaboration with the International Youth Neuroscience Association. The IYNA will be publishing all essays submitted in the high school category in the IYNA Journal.


Congratulations to the following winners of the 2019 Neuroethics Essay Contest:


ACADEMIC

CNS Intervention in the Courtroom: An Ethical Evaluation of the Rehabilitative Potential of SSRIs

Khayla Black, New York University Shanghai (China)



HIGH SCHOOL

The Right to Neurotechnology: Exploring the Government’s Role on Societal Stratification in the Future of Human Enhancement

Prithvi Nathan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (USA)



GENERAL AUDIENCE

Growing Brains: Warnings from a Cell Line that Became Immortal

Sunidhi Ramesh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College (USA)

Many thanks to all of the authors who submitted an essay to the contest and to the INS for working with us this year to expand the contest to high school students!

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IYNA Merch and Final Call for Essays

We are proud to announce the first line of IYNA merchandise! Check out our shop today!

Also, please note that the high school Neuroethics Essay Contest is closing soon! For more information, please see the INS website. Good luck!

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April 2019 Journal Release

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read here! In this update we've covered bioluminescence, ADHD, and hyperthymesia.

Thank you to our authors and our editing team for making this release a success!

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Call for Essays!

The INS, in collaboration with the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA), is pleased to announce that the Neurothics Essay Contest is now open to high school students! Essays should explore the relationship between ethics, neuroscience and society in plain language for the general public.

For more information, please see the INS website. Good luck!

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Happy Birthday, IYNA! Here’s to 3 years (and many more to come).

The IYNA is hitting a big milestone today: 3 years of helping young people pursue their passion for neuroscience. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this point. To our members, whose passion for neuroscience is what drives us. To our advisors, whose support has been instrumental to the continued development of the IYNA. And to our staff members, whose work is what has made the IYNA what it is today.

Happy birthday, IYNA. Here’s to three years and many more to come.

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February 2019 Journal Release

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read here!

In this update we've covered peppermint and Alzheimer's, amongst other topics.

Thank you to our amazing authors and our editing team for making this release a success!

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November 2018 Journal Release

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read here!

We've also updated the website to display all staff in the "Meet the Team" tab.

Thank you to our amazing authors and our editing team for making this release a success.

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Brain Bee Partnership

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the world's largest high school neuroscience competition: The International Brain Bee (IBB)!

Both organizations share a common mission of inspiring and enabling youth to pursue neuroscience. Because of this, the IYNA and IBB have decided to work together to broaden the range of opportunities available to aspiring neuroscientists worldwide. To learn more about the IBB, check out their website.

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September 2018 Journal Release

Along with a new website update, the latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read here!

In this update we've added the ability to read individual articles through our webpage and browse by column or author.

Thank you to our amazing authors and our editing team!

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July 2018 Journal Release and Updates on the Neuroethics Competition

Season 2, Issue 4 of the IYNA Journal has been released! It is now available to read on our website!

Also, please remember that submissions for the International Neuroethics Society Essay Competition are due by July 9th. To participate, submit an article from your journal dashboard, and check the "Submit to Neuroethics" box. For more information on the INS Essay Competition, please see their website.

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Announcing a New Neuroethics Essay Competition

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the International Neuroethics Society (INS)! As a part of this partnership, IYNA members will be able to easily dual-submit neuroethics-related articles to the IYNA Journal and the INS Essay Competition. To do this, just check the "Submit to INS" box. For more information on the essay contest, please see the INS website. All essays are due by July 9th. More information about the INS can be found here.

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Announcing the New IYNA Website!

For the past several months, our web development team has been hard at work rebuilding the IYNA website. I am very excited to announce the launch of the new IYNA website!

So what's changing?
The biggest change is to our chapter system: every IYNA chapter and chapter network will now be able to create their own webpage for free, with no technical skills necessary. We've also revamped the experience of joining a chapter, with much more complete chapter directories available.

For individual users, you will now be able to use your IYNA website account to update your profile, track applications, submit journal articles, and manage your contact preferences.

What do I need to do?
Unfortunately, accounts from the old website will not carry over to the new one. When the new website launches, you will need to sign up again. We've designed the process to be as easy as possible. To get started, register for an account.

Will my data be safe?
Data privacy and protection was one of the most important factors we considered when redesigning the website. You will now be able to see every piece of data linked to your user account, as well as what it is used for, and who it is shared with. This will be accessible on your data dashboard when the new website launches.

I have some ideas and/or requests!
Wonderful! If you have questions, concerns, suggestions, or feature requests, let us know by filing a support ticketor emailing us at support@youthneuro.org.

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Two Years With the IYNA!

Pictured: Alexander Skvortsov, IYNA CEO (center, in black)

Two years ago, a group of competitors at the USA Brain Bee decided to create a network of clubs dedicated to promoting neuroscience. At the time, none of us expected that this idea would transform into what is today: a leading force in youth neuroscience advocacy.

In the past two years, we have grown to 1750 members in 70 countries, published 11 editions of the IYNA Journal (over 600 pages!), and started ambitious projects such as our MYELIN Initiative and mentorship program.

Today, I would like to personally thank every single person who has helped make this possible. I would like to thank all 90 of our volunteers, who work hard everyday to provide opportunities to our members. Thank you to our committee heads and department directors, who actively lead and manage our programs.

I would also like to thank Dr. Norbert Myslinski, our founder and the chair of our advisory board. In addition to bringing us together and inspiring us with the Brain Bee, Dr. Myslinski has provided us with invaluable support and advice over the past 2 years.

Most importantly, I would like to thank you. Without our members, none of our projects or initiatives would ever be possible. If you are interested in joining our team, we have applications for positions available here.

We've gone far in the past two years, and I look forward to going even further in the future.

Best,
Alexander Skvortsov
CEO, International Youth Neuroscience Association

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March 2018 Journal Release

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read on the website!

In this update we covered topics such as Parkinson's Disease, prosopagnosia, and neuroregeneration. Thank you to our amazing authors and our editing team for making this release a success.

Additionally, if you have not yet registered for an account on our new website, please remember to do so! Becoming a member of the IYNA will allow you to start or join chapters, write for the journal, and apply for positions within the IYNA.

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Happy 2018!

Throughout 2017, the IYNA grew by 1500 members in 66 countries. We launched our membership department, obtained recognition as a nonprofit, started the second season of the IYNA Journal, and began development of the IYNA Mentorship program.

IYNA Journal
Writing for the IYNA Journal is a great way to provide educational resources for others while learning more about neuroscience and improving your own writing skills. More information can be found on our journal website.

Positions
One of the best ways to get involved with the IYNA is to apply for a position. IYNA positions accommodate all skills and interests, with open spots in our MYELIN, Membership, and Outreach departments. Position descriptions and an application are available here.

Support the IYNA
We provide access to all our programs free of charge. Please consider making a donation to help us maintain and expand our programs. You can also support the IYNA by selecting us as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile.

Thank you for your continued membership in the IYNA! 2017 has brought a lot of great changes. Let's go even further in 2018!

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Happy Holidays and December 2017 Journal Release

Happy holidays!

The latest edition of the IYNA Journal is now available to read on the website!

In this update we covered topics such as neuropsychology, sleep deprivation, and cognitive maps. Thank you to our amazing authors and our editing team for making this release a success.

Additionally, if you have not yet registered for an account on our new website, please remember to do so! Becoming a member of the IYNA will allow you to start or join chapters, write for the journal, and apply for positions within the IYNA.