Press Releases

Repairing a damaged brain

Stem cell therapy heals injured mouse brain

Monday, August 22, 2016
Animal study examines method for restoring brain cells killed by stroke or other neurological diseases
Tracking brain changes in people with Parkinson’s

Researchers examine how Parkinson’s disease alters brain activity over time

Monday, August 15, 2016
Tracking neural changes could help researchers test therapies that slow disease progression
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NIH-funded study supports surgery as treatment for myasthenia gravis

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
In a global study of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, researchers found that surgical removal of an organ called the thymus reduced patients’ weakness, and their need for immunosuppressive drugs.
A revealing look at the stroke brain

New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke

Friday, June 17, 2016
NIH scientists develop technique that provides new insight into stroke
Bleeding brain

Standard blood pressure target is sufficient for treating some strokes

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
NIH-funded study helps answer decades old question about emergency blood pressure management options
Healthcare professional speaking with African-American couple about the risk of stroke

Prevention may be essential to reducing racial disparities in stroke

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Blacks between the ages of 45 and 54 die of strokes at a rate that is three times greater than their white counterparts, according to the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, which looked at stroke incidence and mortality of nearly 30,000 participants over the
Male and female brain connections

NIH-funded study reveals how differences in male and female brains emerge

Monday, May 16, 2016
Nematode worms may not be from Mars or Venus, but they do have sex-specific circuits in their brains that cause the males and females to act differently.

Publication highlights release of muscular dystrophy action plan

Friday, April 8, 2016
Plan provides strategies and opportunities for muscular dystrophy research
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New role identified for scars at the site of injured spinal cord

Friday, April 8, 2016
NIH-funded mouse study suggests scar formation may help, not hinder, nerve regrowth