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Image of diver and shark representing the NIH’s Mind Your Risks® campaign urges Americans to control their blood pressure to reduce the risk of dementia.

Midlife cardiovascular risk factors may increase chances of dementia

Monday, August 7, 2017
NIH funded study supports link between cognition
An image of a T cell from a healthy person.

Immune system may mount an attack in Parkinson’s disease

Thursday, July 27, 2017
NIH-funded study suggests role for specific immune cells in brain disease
free water image of PD brain

Waterlogged brain region helps scientists gauge damage caused by Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
NIH-funded research could aid drug development for the condition
Samples of human AChE enzyme travel to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX-11 Dragon capsule.

Space station project seeks to crystallize the means to counteract nerve poisons

Monday, July 17, 2017
NIH-supported experiment could lead to improved antidotes
Scientists replay movie encoded in DNA

Scientists replay movie encoded in DNA

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
“Molecular Recorder” would reveal secrets of brain development
image of human head and brain

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
NIH-funded tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development
image of a DNA strand

Researchers uncover genetic gains and losses in Tourette syndrome

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
NIH-funded study finds new clues to brain disorder
image of the human brain

NIH scientists try to crack the brain’s memory codes

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Studies of epilepsy patients uncover clues to how the brain remembers
MRIs of healthy (left) and a patient with a mutation that increases CCM formation (right). These lesions can cause blood to leak into the tissue.

Researchers connect brain blood vessel lesions to intestinal bacteria

Thursday, May 18, 2017
NIH-funded pre-clinical study links gut microbes and the immune system to a genetic disorder that can cause stroke and seizures