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Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders

In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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May 1, 2017

#Stroke is a leading cause of death & can happen to anyone. Control your risk factors to improve your brain health.

To help promote National Stroke Awareness Month, NINDS is hosting a Thunderclap. If you use Twitter, Facebook, and/or Tumblr please add your support so we can reach as many people as possible with the important message about the link between high blood pressure and brain health. Register Now!

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz

Rigor not Mortis- strengthening the quality of neuroscience research

In 2012, after more than a decade of active efforts to identify effective approaches to support replication of critical pre-clinical studies, NINDS recognized that neuroscience could benefit from an initiative to improve the quality and rigor of the research that we fund.

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