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Researchers uncover how the human brain separates, stores, and retrieves memories

Monday, March 7, 2022
NIH-funded study identifies brain cells that form boundaries between discrete events. 
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Scientists discover a new molecular pathway shared by two neurodegenerative disorders

Monday, February 28, 2022
Researchers from two independent research teams have discovered how the mislocalization of a protein, known as TDP-43, alters the genetic instructions for UNC13A, providing a possible therapeutic target that could also have implications in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),...
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Silencing a faulty gene may uncover clues to rare forms of ALS

Monday, January 24, 2022
Using an experimental drug, researchers were able to suppress a mutated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) gene. Studies in mice demonstrate that the therapy could show promise in treating rare, aggressive forms of ALS caused by mutations in the fused in sarcoma (FUS) gene.

Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Neurological symptoms that have been reported with acute COVID-19 include loss of taste and smell, headaches, stroke, delirium, and brain inflammation.
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NIH-funded study could help improve deep brain stimulation therapy for OCD

Thursday, December 9, 2021
Study sheds light on potential for long-term, at-home use of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for neuropsychiatric disorders
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NINDS statement on the passing of Dr. Ann-Marie Broome

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
NINDS is mourning the loss of Dr. Ann-Marie Broome, a program director in the Division of Translational Research. During her time at NINDS, Ann-Marie played a key role in creating two large and innovative initiatives: the Blueprint Biologics Program and the URGenT Network.
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NIH BRAIN Initiative Unveils Detailed Atlas of the Mammalian Primary Motor Cortex

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
The NIH Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN​) Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has unveiled an atlas of cell types and an anatomical neuronal wiring diagram for the mammalian primary motor cortex, derived from detailed studies of mice, monkeys, and humans.
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Signaling from neighboring cells provides power boost within axons

Thursday, September 30, 2021
NIH study identifies possible target for certain neurodegenerative disorders
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Infection hinders blood vessel repair following traumatic brain or cerebrovascular injuries

Thursday, September 23, 2021
NIH study in mice demonstrates the importance of quickly addressing infection