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Picture of stem cells used in study colored in red, blue, green, and yellow.

Turning off “junk DNA” may free stem cells to become neurons

Monday, July 13, 2020

For every cell in the body there comes a time when it must decide what it wants to do for the rest of its life. In an article published in the journal PNAS, NIH researchers report for the first time that ancient viral genes that were once considered “junk DNA” may play a role in this process.

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National Advisory Council (NANDSC) Meeting - September 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The 209th meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council will be held on Wednesday, September 9 - Thursday, September 10, 2020. For more information, visit the Advisory Council web page.

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz