Director's Messages

Director's Messages

Healthy Brain Aging

(Thursday, April 23, 2015)

The National Pain Strategy is Released for Public Comment

(Monday, April 13, 2015)
Pain is the product of one of the most basic parts of the nervous system. That system is essential in protecting us from injury.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research Requests Input on Future Investments with Broad, Cross-Cutting Impact

(Monday, April 13, 2015)
Since it’s inception in 2004, the NIH Blueprint has aimed to accelerate discoveries in neuroscience research across 15 collaborating Institutes and Centers (ICs) that support research on the nervous system.

New Breakthrough in Acute Stroke Therapy

(Friday, February 20, 2015)

NINDS: A Look Back at 2014

(Monday, January 5, 2015)
For NINDS, 2014 was marked by momentous transition, major accomplishments, and exciting opportunities.

New Tools, New Focus on Neuroethics

(Tuesday, December 23, 2014)
Neuroscience is fun, fascinating and often intensely focused, either on furthering our understanding of how the nervous system works or on improving treatments for tragic neurological disorders.

Inaugural BRAIN Initiative Investigators Kickoff Meeting Lays Foundation for Culture of Collaboration

(Monday, December 15, 2014)
In partnership with nine other Institutes and Centers (ICs), NINDS helps support and coordinate the NIH BRAIN Initiative. NIH received an additional $40 million in FY14 and will be allocated $25 million in FY15 to help support the BRAIN initiative.

NINDS Launches New Epilepsy Center Without Walls

(Monday, December 8, 2014)
At some point in their lifetime, an estimated 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy— brain disorders characterized by seizures in which clusters of nerve cells, or neurons, are activated in an abnormal synchronized manner.

Neuroscience Training for the Next Generation

(Tuesday, November 18, 2014)
Neuroscience is experiencing a period of impressive growth and is attracting the brightest and most enthusiastic students of any area of science.  The number of NIH-supported trainees graduating with a


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