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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

Scarring regeneration illustration

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

Eye cells may use math to detect motion

Monday, March 7, 2016
NIH study reinforces theory for how neurons process information

Diabetes drug may prevent recurring strokes

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NIH-funded global study suggests novel approach for preventing repeated cardiovascular events

New members selected for National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Six esteemed individuals have been selected 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 Health.

Pill

New NIH-funded memory drug moves into Phase 1 clinical study

Thursday, December 31, 2015

An experimental drug that may improve memory is now being tested in a Phase 1 safety trial. The compound, BPN14770, was developed by Tetra Discovery Partners, with support from the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network, a program designed to facilitate the discovery and development of novel...

Using mouse brains, scientists studied the role of the proteasome system in neurodegenerative disorders.

Speeding up brain's waste disposal may slow down neurodegenerative diseases

Monday, December 21, 2015

A study of mice shows how proteasomes, a cell's waste disposal system, may break down during Alzheimer's disease (AD), creating a cycle in which increased levels of damaged proteins become toxic, clog proteasomes, and kill neurons. The study, published in Nature Medicine and supported by the...

Scientists studied how the thalamus tunes brain activity during different states of consciousness in rats.

Scientists manipulate consciousness in rats

Friday, December 18, 2015

Scientists showed that they could alter brain activity of rats and either wake them up or put them in an unconscious state by changing the firing rates of neurons in the central thalamus, a region known to regulate arousal. The study, published in eLIFE, was partially funded by the National...

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