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Asian promise: the state and future of collaborations in neuroscience

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As investment in science and technology continues to grow in Asia, countries such as China, Japan and Singapore are witnessing great improvements in their neuroscience research environments; this is reflected in the opening of new research institutions and in the influx of neuroscientists trained abroad. Collaborative projects between researchers in these countries and laboratories in the United States and Europe are not only helping to shape these institutions, they are also leading to a surge in high-quality publications in both basic and translational neuroscience, resulting in increasing international recognition. Nature Reviews Neuroscience asks four neuroscientists about their collaborative experiences and the impact that such collaborations are having on neuroscience research.

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Poo, MM., Sander, L., Fivaz, M. et al. Asian promise: the state and future of collaborations in neuroscience. Nat Rev Neurosci 9, 881–884 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2512

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