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Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria

Thursday, May 18, 2017
A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or epilepsy. The research, published in Nature, adds to an emerging picture that connects intestinal microbes and disorders of the nervous system.

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National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NANDS) Council Meeting

Thursday, May 18, 2017

199th Meeting of the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council.

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Doctor Walter Koroshetz

Federal Pain Research Strategy: Opportunities for public comment

Friday, May 26, 2017
Pain affects millions of Americans, with as many as 100 million adults experiencing chronic pain, and nearly 25 million adults report pain on a daily basis. For approximately 8 million adults, pain is significantly disabling and interferes with their ability to work, attend school, or socialize [1]. This smaller group accounts for a large portion of health care costs associated with pain.

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