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International study suggests Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered new clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and a parasitic worm that can cause river blindness.

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BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group - 6th meeting

February 15, 2017

The sixth meeting (PDF- 522 KB) of the Multi-Council Working Group will occur on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at the NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center (35 Convent Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892). View the video cast

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz

Director's Message

In July 2015, NINDS issued the first funding opportunity announcement for the R35 Research Program Award (RPA). The RPA is designed to encourage ambitious, creative science by providing stable funding to outstanding investigators’ research programs, offering them the freedom to pursue longer-term, innovative research projects. I am thrilled to announce that NINDS has named the first recipients of this new award.

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