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NIH BRAIN Initiative Unveils Detailed Atlas of the Mammalian Primary Motor Cortex

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The NIH Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN​) Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has unveiled an atlas of cell types and an anatomical neuronal wiring diagram for the mammalian primary motor cortex, derived from detailed studies of mice, monkeys, and humans.
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Signaling from neighboring cells provides power boost within axons

Thursday, September 30, 2021
NIH study identifies possible target for certain neurodegenerative disorders
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Infection hinders blood vessel repair following traumatic brain or cerebrovascular injuries

Thursday, September 23, 2021
NIH study in mice demonstrates the importance of quickly addressing infection
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NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19.
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NIH scientists build a cellular blueprint of multiple sclerosis lesions

Friday, September 10, 2021
Study lays the groundwork for potential new therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis
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NIH-funded mouse study shows blocking stress response could slow axonal peripheral neuropathies disease progression

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Researchers have identified a pathway common to several types of axonal peripheral neuropathies (APNs), including multiple forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, and have identified a possible drug target that could help treat the disorder. 
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Researchers identify a cellular defect common to familial and sporadic forms of ALS

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
NIH-funded study may point to possible therapeutic target for the disease
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Study suggests scientists may need to rethink which genes control aging

Thursday, June 24, 2021
To better understand the role of bacteria in health and disease, National Institutes of Health researchers fed fruit flies antibiotics and monitored the lifetime activity of hundreds of genes that scientists have traditionally thought control aging.
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Study shows how taking short breaks may help our brains learn new skills

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
In a study of healthy volunteers, NIH researchers have mapped out the brain activity that flows when we learn a new skill, such as playing a new song on the piano, and discovered why taking short breaks from practice is a key to learning.