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Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
NIH-funded preclinical studies suggest designer drug may treat ALS and spinocerebellar ataxia 2
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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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Scientists discover urinary biomarker that may help track ALS

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
NIH-funded study suggests opportunity to find insights to neurological disease
VCID is the overlap between cerebral vascular disorders and dementia

NIH consortium takes aim at vascular disease-linked cognitive impairment and dementia

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
MarkVCID brings team science approach to small vessel disease biomarkers in the brain
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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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Designer compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders
Amir Tamiz, Ph.D., Director of NINDS’ Division of Translational Research

NINDS names Dr. Amir Tamiz as director of the Division of Translational Research

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has announced the selection of Amir Tamiz, Ph.D., as the Institute’s director of the Division of Translational Research (DTR). As director, Dr.
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NIH initiates pilot grant program for innovative neurological research

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pilot award strategy designed to enhance funding stability to researchers