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2 images of one person's hand touching another person's hand: one with eyes open and one with eyes closed

“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling

Friday, September 23, 2016
NIH study of rare genetic disorder reveals importance of touch and body awareness
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New members appointed to National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Friday, September 16, 2016
Four distinguished individuals from the neuroscience community have been chosen 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 Healt
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NINDS Names Dr. Clinton B. Wright as Director of the Division of Clinical Research

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has named vascular neurologist Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S., as director of its Division of Clinical Research (DCR) and associate director of the institute. Dr. Wright is expected to join the NINDS in November.
Microscopic image showing that giving a compound called 3K3A-APC to mice with stroke-induced brain damage dramatically increased the production of new neurons (labeled in red) from neural stem cells implanted next to the injured area.

Stem cell therapy heals injured mouse brain

Monday, August 22, 2016
Animal study examines method for restoring brain cells killed by stroke or other neurological diseases
image of two brains from a parkinson's patient: 1 initial scan and another from 1 year later

Researchers examine how Parkinson’s disease alters brain activity over time

Monday, August 15, 2016
Tracking neural changes could help researchers test therapies that slow disease progression
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NIH-funded study supports surgery as treatment for myasthenia gravis

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
In a global study of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, researchers found that surgical removal of an organ called the thymus reduced patients’ weakness, and their need for immunosuppressive drugs.
This image combines pre- and post-treatment scans from the same patient. Analysis of the two scans revealed that the area and size of post-treatment bleeding corresponded to blood-brain barrier disruption (shown in green, yellow and red) prior to therapy

New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke

Friday, June 17, 2016
NIH scientists develop technique that provides new insight into stroke
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