Focus on Tools & Topics

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The NINDS biomarker program is focused on improving the quality and efficiency of neurotherapeutic clinical research toward Phase II and beyond by supporting rigorous biomarker validation. 

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Health Disparities

The NINDS supports a wide variety of health disparities-related programs. Learn more about what these grantees are doing across the Nation.

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Neural Engineering

Neural engineering spans early concept generation, technology development/optimization, translational studies and clinical trials.

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The NINDS neuroethics program supports neuroethics-related research, proactively addresses ethical questions that arise from NINDS research, and provides neuroethics resources.

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Stem Cell

Stem cell research-related information, research highlights, and resources in this rapidly-developing area of research.

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