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Image of previously injured axons growing through a dense astrocyte scar in the presence of molecules that stimulate growth

New role identified for scars at the site of injured spinal cord

Friday, April 8, 2016
NIH-funded mouse study suggests scar formation may help, not hinder, nerve regrowth
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Eye cells may use math to detect motion

Monday, March 7, 2016
NIH study reinforces theory for how neurons process information
Illustration of an ischemic stroke, which occurs when a brain blood vessel gets blocked. The gray area represents brain tissue that is not receiving nutrients as a result of the stroke.

Diabetes drug may prevent recurring strokes

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
NIH-funded global study suggests novel approach for preventing repeated cardiovascular events
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New members selected for National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Six esteemed individuals have been selected 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 Health.
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New NIH-funded memory drug moves into Phase 1 clinical study

Thursday, December 31, 2015
Collaboration between NIH and Tetra Discovery Partners leads to development of treatment that may affect cognition
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Speeding up brain’s waste disposal may slow down neurodegenerative diseases

Monday, December 21, 2015
NIH-funded preclinical mouse study identifies therapeutic target for clearing out toxic proteins damaged during neurodegenerative disorders
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Scientists manipulate consciousness in rats

Friday, December 18, 2015
NIH-funded study may guide deep brain stimulation therapies used for neurological disorders
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DNA repair factor linked to breast cancer may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease

Monday, November 30, 2015
NIH-funded research suggests deficient DNA repair may lead to dementia
image of temperature-taking brain circuits

Study shows how fruit flies beat the heat (and cold)

Monday, November 23, 2015
NIH-funded research suggests how sensory information is read in the brain