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NIH study implicates hyperactive immune system in aging brain disorders

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Results suggest a breakdown in brain cell waste system triggers a destructive immune reaction

In a study of fruit flies, NIH scientists suggested that the body’s immune system may play a critical role in the damage caused by aging brain disorders. 

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NIH Workshop: A Critical Evaluation of Animal Pain Models

January 30-31, 2019 | Rockville, MD
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop entitled Critical Evaluation of Animal Pain Models for Therapeutics Development. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the use of animal models of pain and migraine for therapeutics development.

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz

A Call to Action: A unique opportunity to advance the effective management of pain while minimizing risk of addiction

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
In June 2018, NIH rolled out the Research Plan for the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to the opioid crisis. We are now excited to announce the publication of over 30 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for fiscal year 2019.

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