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In a study of flies, NIH researchers tried reading the clocks behind aging brain disorders.

NIH scientists search for the clocks behind aging brain disorders

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Study of flies suggests neurodegenerative disorders may speed up aging process
Neurons in a culture dish used to find genetic suspects of ALS and FTD

CRISPR helps find new genetic suspects behind ALS/FTD

Monday, March 12, 2018
Study provides roadmap for using CRISPR to investigate neurological disorders
Cells in the brain’s thirst center that control fluid drinking.

Scientists show how the brain may be wired for drinking fluids

Thursday, March 8, 2018
NIH-funded study of mice provides detailed diagram of the brain circuits behind thirst and satiety

NIH forms new consortium to improve detection of cognitive impairment, including dementia

Thursday, March 8, 2018
DetectCID to focus on methods for use in primary care and other everyday clinical settings
cooler temperatures stimulate the fly circadian clock

The brain’s internal clock continually takes its temperature

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
NIH-funded research study of flies provides insight into how brain circuits regulate sleep
Mossy cells in mice.

Epilepsy study links mossy brain cells to seizures and memory loss

Thursday, February 15, 2018
NIH-funded study in mice suggests loss of mossy cells plays a critical role in both
gadolinium seeps into the eyes of acute stroke patients

Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye
Star-shaped brain cells shown to aid breathing, NIH study suggests.

Star-like cells may help the brain tune breathing rhythms

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
NIH study in rats suggests that support cells modulate brain circuit activity