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NINDS announces 20 new recipients of Research Program Award

Monday, May 18, 2020
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the latest recipients of the R35 Research Program Award (RPA).
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How the future of brain wave research may be etched in silicon

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
NIH BRAIN Initiative® funded researchers showed that it is possible to use computer chip manufacturing techniques to make a Neural Matrix: a soft, flexible electrical recording device for long lasting, high fidelity monitoring of brain activity.
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Landmark study of adolescent brain development renews for additional seven years

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
With nearly $290M of new funding for seven years to research institutions around the country, the National Institutes of Health renewed its commitment to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study(link is external), the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever...

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.
mouse olfactory epithelium showing cell activation

NIH BRAIN Initiative tool helps researchers watch neural activity in 3D

Monday, April 13, 2020
Our ability to study networks within the nervous system has been limited by the tools available to observe large volumes of cells at once.

Large-scale analysis links glucose metabolism proteins in the brain to Alzheimer’s disease biology

Monday, April 13, 2020
In the largest study to date of proteins related to Alzheimer’s disease, a team of researchers has identified disease-specific proteins and biological processes that could be developed into both new treatment targets and fluid biomarkers.
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New NIH Alzheimer’s center to accelerate translational research

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) have announced a new Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CARD) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The new center is being constructed to support basic,...
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Single mutation leads to big effects in autism-related gene

Thursday, April 2, 2020
A new study in Neuron offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than in girls. National Institutes of Health scientists found that a single amino acid change in the NLGN4 gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference in some cases. 
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Scientists monitored brains replaying memories in real time

Thursday, March 5, 2020
In a study of epilepsy patients, researchers at the National Institutes of Health monitored the electrical activity of thousands of individual brain cells, called neurons, as patients took memory tests.

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