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TTLL7 (gold structures on the left) impacts cell function by binding to microtubules (silver structure made up of purple and yellow subunits) and adding chemical markers to the surface.

Scientists unravel the mystery of the tubulin code

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
NIH study provides a glimpse into the code that controls variety of cell functions
image of a brain scan

Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer

Monday, May 4, 2015
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests epigenetic drugs may be used to treat leading cause of pediatric brain cancer death
An artist’s representation of the study. Scientists found that certain drugs were able to promote remyelination in mouse models of multiple sclerosis

Drugs that activate brain stem cells may reverse multiple sclerosis in mice

Monday, April 20, 2015
NIH-funded study identifies over-the-counter compounds that may replace damaged cells
An artist’s representation of the surface of a human dendritic cell.

Strengthening the immune system’s fight against brain cancer

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
NIH-funded research suggests novel way to improve vaccine efficacy in brain tumors
This image compares sections of cortex from a control mouse (left) to a mouse with a presenilin-1 mutation (right). The dashed line indicates the surface of the brain. Presenilin-1 mutations decrease gamma-secretase activity and cause features of neurodeg

Study reveals how genetic changes lead to familial Alzheimer’s disease

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
NIH-funded research suggests novel approach for developing drugs for inherited Alzheimer’s
Brain Awareness Week poster

Brain Awareness Week Teaches Children How Their Brains Work

Thursday, March 5, 2015
A celebration of the 16th annual Brain Awareness Week, a worldwide campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, will take place March 16-20, 2015, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, Maryland.
image of neural activity in a rat's brain

Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
NIH-funded study helps understand how brain remembers everyday sensations
a prosthetic hand

NIH-funded research lays groundwork for next-generation prosthetics

Monday, February 9, 2015
Three groups of researchers who have received support from the National Institutes of Health will obtain funding from the President’s BRAIN Initiative to improve artificial limb technology.

Paramedics may be first line of treatment for stroke

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
NIH study demonstrates feasibility of getting drugs to stroke patients faster