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Gut bacteria may modify behavior in worms, influencing eating habits

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
NIH-funded study suggests microbiome may influence neural circuit activity
Picture of Eunice A. Domínguez-Martín, Ph.D. NIH post-doctoral fellow is one of 10 recipients of an award from Pew’s Latin American Fellows Program in Biomedical Sciences.

NIH Parkinson’s disease researcher receives Pew Latin American Fellows award

Monday, June 15, 2020
The Pew Charitable Trusts has announced that Eunice A. Domínguez-Martín, Ph.D., an NIH post-doctoral fellow, is one of 10 recipients of an award from Pew’s Latin American Fellows Program in Biomedical Sciences.
Image showing HIV infection of CD4+ T cells in the mouse brain.  (red), Human T cells (magenta), human astrocytesHIV (green), nuclei (Blue). Arrows identify uptake of HIV from astrocytes into T cells.

Brain cells can harbor and spread HIV virus to the body

Friday, June 12, 2020
Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs.
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Microglia in the olfactory bulb have a nose for protecting the brain from infection

Friday, June 5, 2020
Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, have identified a specific, front-line defense that limits the infection to the olfactory bulb and protects the neurons of the olfactory bulb from damage due to the...
Sideview brain scan in black and white. Cavernous angioma in middle of brain is highlighted in color.

Study ties stroke-related brain blood vessel abnormality to gut bacteria

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
In a nationwide study, NIH funded researchers found that the presence of abnormal bundles of brittle blood vessels in the brain or spinal cord, called cavernous angiomas (CA), are linked to the composition of a person’s gut bacteria.
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NINDS announces 20 new recipients of Research Program Award

Monday, May 18, 2020
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the latest recipients of the R35 Research Program Award (RPA).
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How the future of brain wave research may be etched in silicon

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
NIH BRAIN Initiative® funded researchers showed that it is possible to use computer chip manufacturing techniques to make a Neural Matrix: a soft, flexible electrical recording device for long lasting, high fidelity monitoring of brain activity.
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Landmark study of adolescent brain development renews for additional seven years

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
With nearly $290M of new funding for seven years to research institutions around the country, the National Institutes of Health renewed its commitment to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study(link is external), the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever...

Diet may help preserve cognitive function

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet – high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil – correlates with higher cognitive function.