Press Releases

Small changes in brain wiring can affect behavior

Fruit fly mating driven by a tweak in specific brain circuit

Monday, July 16, 2018
NIH-funded study suggests that slight changes in a brain’s wiring can greatly change behavior
Scientists showed that a sharks electrosensory perception may be tuned to catch prey.

Even a shark’s electrical “sixth sense” may be tuned to attack

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
NIH-funded study illustrates how evolution may shape the senses
Schematic of implanted DBS stimulating electrode, sensing electrode, and control unit

Self-tuning brain implant could help treat patients with Parkinson’s disease

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded research a key first step to improving deep brain stimulation

New members appointed to National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Three distinguished individuals from the neuroscience community 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 He
Image of an ambulance

International study suggests combination therapy may prevent stroke in certain people

Thursday, May 17, 2018
NIH-funded trial finds lower rate of secondary stroke but small risk of bleeding   
Ventral midline thalamus in mice brain cells. Activated brain cells are shown in green.

Scientists uncover brain circuits behind putting up a fight or freezing in place

Thursday, May 10, 2018
NIH-funded study may provide clues to disorders including anxiety and phobias
Image showing blockade to repair of white matter injury.

Scientists discover roadblocks that stop brain white matter healing

Monday, May 7, 2018
NIH-funded study identifies molecule that may prevent repair
Evidence of repair after head injury in humans

NIH scientists watch the brain’s lining heal after a head injury

Monday, April 16, 2018
Study provides insights into the immune system’s role in recovery after concussion in mice