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Picture of microtubules being strengthened and repaired by spastin

Spasticity and microcephaly genes may play surprising roles in neurons

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
NIH study offers new clues to long sought mystery behind disease causing mutations
Photo of Lyn Jakeman

NINDS Names Dr. Lyn Jakeman as Director of Division of Neuroscience

Monday, October 15, 2018
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has named Lyn Jakeman, Ph.D. as its Director of the new Division of Neuroscience.
Picture of hand undergoing inflammation and PIEZO2 gene, which controls pain caused by inflammation after skin injury.

Study identifies gene that makes gentle touch feel painful after injury

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
NIH-funded research raises possibility of designer treatments for common form of pain
Researchers looked at gene activity in individual cells after traumatic brain injury (right column) and in control conditions (left column)

Every cell has a story to tell in brain injury

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
NIH-funded study suggests specific cells and genes may be potential treatment targets
Medical provider speaking to two African American patients

Diet rich in fried and processed foods linked to increased hypertension in black Americans

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
NIH-funded study suggests a change in diet could mitigate increased risk for stroke
Photo of Dr. Story Landis, former NINDS director

Scientists selected for the Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Award for dedication to mentorship and training named for former NINDS director
Worm from study on stress and nervous system

Stress wracks worm nerves, leaving lasting memories

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
NIH-funded study illustrates how experience during early growth and development can shape neural circuits
axons regrowing through the damaged spinal cord

Study provides an early recipe for rewiring spinal cords

Thursday, August 30, 2018
NIH-funded preclinical results suggest returning nerve cells to a younger state could aid in repair
Brain image from multiple sclerosis study

Study finds multiple sclerosis drug slows brain shrinkage

Thursday, August 30, 2018
NIH-funded trial offers hope for disease with limited treatment options