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Recovery Act Stories From the Field

See stories about NINDS-supported research receiving Recovery Act funding across the U.S.

An antidote for hypersomnia
November 21 | Emory University
Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that dozens of adults with an elevated need for sleep have a substance in their cerebrospinal fluid that acts like a sleeping pill.

Clinical trial could reverse scourge of cerebral malaria for survivors
May 2, 2012 | Michigan State University
Michigan State University researchers, with the help of a groundbreaking medical device, are starting a clinical trial in Africa they hope will provide relief for the hundreds of thousands of children who survive cerebral malaria but are left stricken with epilepsy or other neurologic disorders.

Princeton scientists identify neural activity sequences that help form memory, decision-making
March 14, 2012 | Princeton University
Princeton University researchers have used a novel virtual reality and brain imaging system to detect a form of neural activity underlying how the brain forms short-term memories that are used in making decisions.

UF to Lead National Effort to Help Patients with Rare Brain Disease
December 15, 2009 | University of Florida
Researchers are building a nationwide network of physician-scientists with expertise in clinical ataxia research.

$2.4 Million Stimulus Fuels Effort to Regenerate Injured Spinal Cords
December 7, 2009 | University of Florida
Investigators explore novel animal models to find ways to tap unused human capacities to treat spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neural conditions.

Seeing Tumors in a New Light
November 2, 2009 | Johns Hopkins
Hopkins scientists are building a tool to help brain surgeons locate and get a clear look at cancerous tissue.

UM Biologist Receives NIH Grant to Create the First Map of Protein Interactions in Neurons
November 30, 2009 | University of Miami
Researchers launch a systematic survey with the goal of reconstruction of genome-wide protein-protein interaction networks.

Unraveling neural circuitry involved in visual attention
October 13, 2009 | Vanderbilt University
A Vanderbilt researcher investigates how the brain encodes tactile information.

MSU researchers use newborn blood data to study cerebral palsy
September 1, 2010 | Michigan State University
An epidemiologist conducts a study of newborn blood spot data, hoping the data will help uncover the causes of cerebral palsy.

UT gets federal stimulus grant for Parkinson's disease research
June 24, 2009 | University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Researchers lead efforts to develop a therapeutic vaccine for Parkinson’s disease.

Last updated January 3, 2013