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NINDS Names Dr. Nina Schor as Deputy Director

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has named pediatric neurologist Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D. as Deputy Director. Dr. Schor is expected to join the NINDS in January.
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Memory gene goes viral

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
NIH-funded research reveals novel method for transferring genetic material between neurons
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Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments

Friday, November 17, 2017
Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels.
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Study identifies protein important for brain maturation

Thursday, November 16, 2017
NIH-funded mouse study suggests protein may play critical role in brain changes during adolescence
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Study shows how memories ripple through the brain

Monday, October 30, 2017
NIH-funded study suggests increased communication between key brain areas during sleep
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NIH announces awards for BRAIN Initiative neuroethics research

Monday, October 30, 2017
Grants aim to address neuroethical issues associated with human brain research
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Scientists find a role for Parkinson’s gene in the brain

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
NIH-funded mouse study suggests LRRK gene is needed for dopamine neuron health
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A new culprit tangles with ApoE4 in Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
NIH-funded study finds genetic risk factor interacts with tau protein
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Study suggests lasting benefits of cord blood transplants in infants with Krabbe disease

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
NIH-funded research supports early screening of and treatment for rare brain disorder