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NIH forms new consortium to improve detection of cognitive impairment, including dementia

Thursday, March 8, 2018
DetectCID to focus on methods for use in primary care and other everyday clinical settings
cooler temperatures stimulate the fly circadian clock

The brain’s internal clock continually takes its temperature

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
NIH-funded research study of flies provides insight into how brain circuits regulate sleep
Mossy cells in mice.

Epilepsy study links mossy brain cells to seizures and memory loss

Thursday, February 15, 2018
NIH-funded study in mice suggests loss of mossy cells plays a critical role in both
gadolinium seeps into the eyes of acute stroke patients

Eye could provide “window to the brain” after stroke

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye
Star-shaped brain cells shown to aid breathing, NIH study suggests.

Star-like cells may help the brain tune breathing rhythms

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
NIH study in rats suggests that support cells modulate brain circuit activity
Picture of brain scans used to guide emergency stroke treatment.

Brain-scan guided emergency stroke treatment can save more lives

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
NIH-funded study finds patients treated up to 16 hours after stroke showed posit
fluorescent staining of mouse intestine showing increased IL-17 expression after high-salt diet

Hold the salt: gut reaction may impair the brains of mice

Thursday, January 18, 2018
NIH-funded study suggests impaired blood flow and dementia can result from a high-salt diet
Photo of Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D.

NINDS Names Dr. Nina Schor as Deputy Director

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has named pediatric neurologist Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D. as Deputy Director. Dr. Schor is expected to join the NINDS in January.
Viral capsid

Memory gene goes viral

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
NIH-funded research reveals novel method for transferring genetic material between neurons

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