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Funding News - Neurovascular Mechanisms of Brain Function and Disease

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) encourage applications for research on neurovascular mechanisms of brain function and disease.

Stroke is widely recognized as a major cause of premature death and disability, particularly cognitive and motor impairment.  Significant progress has been made in dissecting the molecular pathways of excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and apoptosis in ischemic neuronal cell death.  However, translation of these laboratory results into clinically effective stroke treatments remains a major challenge for the stroke community today. The purpose of this announcement is to achieve a better understanding of the integration of cerebrovascular and neurological mechanisms in the development of the healthy brain, in the maintenance of function in the aging brain, and in neurological disorders and stroke. 

For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Thomas Jacobs, Program Director, Neural Environment Cluster, NINDS; telephone: 301-496-1431;  For a more detailed description of this announcement, visit