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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

New members selected for National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Five prominent individuals from the neuroscience community have joined 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.
Magnified image of brain cells swollen by the superabsorbant diaper compound polyacrylate

Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes

Friday, January 23, 2015
NIH-funded study may change the way scientists photograph large tissues