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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
Scientists replay movie encoded in DNA

Scientists replay movie encoded in DNA

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
“Molecular Recorder” would reveal secrets of brain development
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Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
NIH-funded tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development
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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 worsening outcomes in service members five years after mild blast-induced concussion

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
NIH-funded research suggests need for new treatment strategies to help veterans recover
Image of a fruit fly brain circuit that controls nutrient-specific hunger

Study beefs up support for brain cells that control protein hunger

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
NIH-funded research identifies cells in fly brains responsible for regulating protein levels
Cartoon of brain circuit that may help holds thoughts in mind

Brain “relay” also key to holding thoughts in the mind

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Thalamus eyed as potential treatment target for schizophrenia’s working memory deficits