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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
Untangling Dementia

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.
R35 Research Program Award

NIH initiates pilot grant program for innovative neurological research

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