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Targeting cardiovascular disease risk factors may be important across a lifetime

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

NIH-funded study suggests efforts to prevent risk factors should extend to those older than 65

Researchers find a gap in the brain’s firewall against Parkinson’s disease

Friday, September 30, 2016

NIH-funded mouse study identifies a key player in the progression of the disorder

“Sixth sense” may be more than just a feeling

Friday, September 23, 2016

NIH study of rare genetic disorder reveals importance of touch and body awareness

New members appointed to National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Friday, September 16, 2016

Four distinguished individuals from the neuroscience community have been chosen to serve on 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...

NINDS Names Dr. Clinton B. Wright as Director of the Office of Clinical Research

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has named vascular neurologist Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S., as director of its Office of Clinical Research (OCR) and associate director of the institute. Dr. Wright is expected to join the NINDS in November.

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

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