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Image of a genetic mutation implicated in ALS and FTD preventing proteins from entering and exiting the cell’s nucleus

Nuclear transport problems linked to ALS and FTD

Friday, October 16, 2015
NIH-supported studies point to potential new target for treating neurodegenerative diseases

NIH invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research

Thursday, October 1, 2015
New round of projects for visualizing the brain in action
image of a brain scan showing viral genes in ALS

Dormant viral genes may awaken to cause ALS

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
NIH human and mouse study may open an unexplored path for finding treatments
image of astrocytes

Scientists uncover nuclear process in the brain that may affect disease

Monday, August 17, 2015
NIH-funded study highlights the possible role of glial brain cells in neurological disorders
image of motor neurons with cellular damage

Neurons' broken machinery piles up in ALS

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
NIH scientists identify a transport defect in a model of familial ALS
image of mitochondria

PINK1 protein crucial for removing broken-down energy reactors

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
NIH study suggests potential new pathway to target for treating ALS and other diseases
a skyline view of Huntington’s disease chromosomes

Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington’s disease therapies

Friday, August 7, 2015
Large, international NIH-supported study uses precision medicine to tackle neurological disorders
image of a neuropeptide hormone activating a G protein-coupled receptor

Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors

Friday, July 31, 2015
NIH researchers gain better understanding of how neuropeptide hormones trigger chemical reactions in cells
close-up image of a mind bending brain probe

Futuristic brain probe allows for wireless control of neurons

Thursday, July 16, 2015
NIH-funded scientists developed an ultra-thin, minimally invasive device for controlling brain cells with drugs and light