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Silencing a faulty gene may uncover clues to rare forms of ALS

Monday, January 24, 2022
Using an experimental drug, researchers were able to suppress a mutated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) gene. Studies in mice demonstrate that the therapy could show promise in treating rare, aggressive forms of ALS caused by mutations in the fused in sarcoma (FUS) gene.

Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Neurological symptoms that have been reported with acute COVID-19 include loss of taste and smell, headaches, stroke, delirium, and brain inflammation.
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NIH-funded study could help improve deep brain stimulation therapy for OCD

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Study sheds light on potential for long-term, at-home use of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders
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NIH BRAIN Initiative Unveils Detailed Atlas of the Mammalian Primary Motor Cortex

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The NIH Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN​) Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has unveiled an atlas of cell types and an anatomical neuronal wiring diagram for the mammalian primary motor cortex, derived from detailed studies of mice, monkeys, and humans.
oligodendrocyte wrapping around axon and providing SIRT to boost ATP levels

Signaling from neighboring cells provides power boost within axons

Thursday, September 30, 2021
NIH study identifies possible target for certain neurodegenerative disorders
fluorescent microscope image showing intact and damaged blood vessels following traumatic brain injury

Infection hinders blood vessel repair following traumatic brain or cerebrovascular injuries

Thursday, September 23, 2021
NIH study in mice demonstrates the importance of quickly addressing infection
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NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19.
Smoldering lesion in MS

NIH scientists build a cellular blueprint of multiple sclerosis lesions

Friday, September 10, 2021
Study lays the groundwork for potential new therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis
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NIH-funded mouse study shows blocking stress response could slow axonal peripheral neuropathies disease progression

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Researchers have identified a pathway common to several types of axonal peripheral neuropathies (APNs), including multiple forms of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, and have identified a possible drug target that could help treat the disorder.