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MRI scan showing PML lesions

Releasing an immune system brake could help patients with rare but fatal brain infection

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The anti-cancer drug pembrolizumab has shown promise in slowing or stopping the progression of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a typically fatal infection of the brain caused by the JC virus (JCV).
Image of immune cells in the mouse brain

Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

Monday, March 18, 2019
NIH study finds new cell composition may lead to less effective future response
Picture of a brain. Yellow spots show parts of brain where ripples happen seconds before successful memory recall.

Our brains may ripple before remembering

Friday, March 15, 2019
NIH study suggests tiny electrical brain waves may be a hallmark of successful memory retrieval
Headshot of Lorna Role, Ph.D.

NINDS Names Dr. Lorna Role as Scientific Director

Monday, March 11, 2019
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, has named neuroscientist Lorna Role, Ph.D., as Scientific Director.
NIH-funded researchers showed how gliomas may be treated with radiation and drugs that block DNA repair.

Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
NIH-funded, preclinical study suggests a common form of brain cancer may be treated with combination radio- and chemotherapy
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NIH hosts meeting on the future of spinal cord injury research

Monday, February 11, 2019
Research and patient community to discuss challenges and potential breakthroughs   WHAT:
Photo of four physicians discussing a patient's chart information.

NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Findings may have immediate impact on clinical practice WHAT:
image of a patient with a therapist

Mental health disorders common following mild head injury

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
NIH-funded study identifies risk factors for neuropsychiatric conditions after concussion
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NIH study implicates hyperactive immune system in aging brain disorders

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Results suggest a breakdown in brain cell waste system triggers a destructive immune reaction WHAT: