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.
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
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.