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Brain scan showing damage caused by bleeding during a hemorrhagic stroke

Standard blood pressure target is sufficient for treating some strokes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
NIH-funded study helps answer decades old question about emergency blood pressure management options
Healthcare professional speaking with African American couple about the risk of stroke

Prevention may be essential to reducing racial disparities in stroke

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Blacks between the ages of 45 and 54 die of strokes at a rate that is three times greater than their white counterparts, according to the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, which looked at stroke incidence and mortality of nearly 30,000 participants over the
image of two worms intertwined

NIH-funded study reveals how differences in male and female brains emerge

Monday, May 16, 2016
Nematode worms may not be from Mars or Venus, but they do have sex-specific circuits in their brains that cause the males and females to act differently.
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Publication highlights release of muscular dystrophy action plan

Friday, April 8, 2016
Plan provides strategies and opportunities for muscular dystrophy research
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
Image of eyeglasses being held over paper with a symmetric image

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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