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Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
NIH-funded study finds new clues to brain disorder
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NIH scientists try to crack the brain’s memory codes

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Studies of epilepsy patients uncover clues to how the brain remembers
MRIs of healthy (left) and a patient with a mutation that increases CCM formation (right). These lesions can cause blood to leak into the tissue.

Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria

Thursday, May 18, 2017
NIH-funded pre-clinical study links gut microbes and the immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures
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Study finds genetic basis for drug response in childhood absence epilepsy

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
NIH-funded research suggests genes may help determine optimal treatments
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International study suggests Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
NIH-funded study also identifies potential new mechanism for some forms of epilepsy 
A zebrafish model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of pediatric epilepsy, may help scientists quickly find drugs for the devastating disease.

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial

Friday, February 10, 2017
NIH-funded research suggests zebrafish models may be efficient resource for identifying drugs for clinical use
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New members appointed to National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Friday, September 16, 2016
Four distinguished individuals from the neuroscience community have been chosen to serve on the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, the principal advisory body to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Healt
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Scientists manipulate consciousness in rats

Friday, December 18, 2015
NIH-funded study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for neurological disorders

NIH invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research

Thursday, October 1, 2015
New round of projects for visualizing the brain in action