Press Releases

Image of human brain scan showing lymphatic vessels

NIH researchers uncover drain pipes in our brains

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Results provide first evidence of the body’s waste system in the human brain
Image of a human B cell

NIH announces centers for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Collaborative projects will advance research and knowledge about debilitating disease
MRI image of a patient with a brain tumor

Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in mice

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
NIH-funded study suggests approach for treating brain tumors
Picture of brain cells grown in a petri dish from a study on how immune cells react to blood leaking into the brain after hemorrhagic stroke. This picture shows that dead red blood cells can kill neurons.

Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
NIH-funded preclinical rodent study points to neutrophils for potential treatment options
close-up picture of an astrocyte

Scientists give star treatment to lesser-known cells crucial for brain development

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
NIH-funded study lays foundation for future research into the roots of several brain disorders
Image of diver and shark representing the NIH’s Mind Your Risks® campaign urges Americans to control their blood pressure to reduce the risk of dementia.

Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia

Monday, August 7, 2017
NIH funded study supports link between cognition
An image of a T cell from a healthy person.

Immune system may mount an attack in Parkinson’s disease

Thursday, July 27, 2017
NIH-funded study suggests role for specific immune cells in brain disease
free water image of PD brain

Waterlogged brain region helps scientists gauge damage caused by Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
NIH-funded research could aid drug development for the condition
Samples of human AChE enzyme travel to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-11 Dragon capsule.

Space station project seeks to crystallize the means to counteract nerve poisons

Monday, July 17, 2017
NIH-supported experiment could lead to improved antidotes

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