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This image shows the brain of a mouse with cerebral malaria. White regions (left, brainstem and right, olfactory bulb) indicate areas of neuronal cell death and vascular leakage.

Raising the curtain on cerebral malaria’s deadly agents

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
NIH scientists film inside mouse brains to uncover biology behind the disease
News: Brain Initiative: NIH Nearly Doubles Investment in BRAIN Initiative Research

NIH nearly doubles investment in BRAIN Initiative research

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Many new projects explore human brain activity.
Sections of brains from normal (left) and tauopathy (right) mice. The dark purple lines in the left image represent the hippocampus, the area most responsible for learning and memory. This structure is almost completely absent in the right image

Untangling a cause of memory loss in neurodegenerative diseases

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
NIH-funded mouse study identifies a possible therapeutic target for a family of disorders
Image of an older couple taking a walk

Targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors may be important across a lifetime

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
NIH-funded study suggests efforts to prevent risk factors should extend to those older than 65
When neurons were grown in a dish (nuclei shown in blue) only those containing LAG3 protein (green) pulled toxic ɑ-synuclein fibrils (red) inside their cell bodies.

Researchers find a gap in the brain’s firewall against Parkinson’s disease

Friday, September 30, 2016
NIH-funded mouse study identifies a key player in the progression of the disorder
2 images of one person's hand touching another person's hand: one with eyes open and one with eyes closed

“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling

Friday, September 23, 2016
NIH study of rare genetic disorder reveals importance of touch and body awareness
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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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NINDS Names Dr. Clinton B. Wright as Director of the Division of Clinical Research

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has named vascular neurologist Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S., as director of its Division of Clinical Research (DCR) and associate director of the institute. Dr. Wright is expected to join the NINDS in November.
Microscopic image showing that giving a compound called 3K3A-APC to mice with stroke-induced brain damage dramatically increased the production of new neurons (labeled in red) from neural stem cells implanted next to the injured area.

Stem cell therapy heals injured mouse brain

Monday, August 22, 2016
Animal study examines method for restoring brain cells killed by stroke or other neurological diseases