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Multiple Sclerosis

Study Finds Multiple Sclerosis Drug Slows Brain Shrinkage

Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down...
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NIH Research Program to Explore the Transition from Acute to Chronic...

The National Institutes of Health has launched the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) program to investigate the biological characteristics underlying the transition from...
high-salt diet

Hold the Salt: Gut Reaction May Impair the Brains of Mice

We are often warned of the dangers of high levels of salt in our diet, yet the risks of salt consumption and the effects...
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Hibernating Ground Squirrels Provide Clues to New Stroke Treatments

In the fight against brain damage caused by stroke, researchers have turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: hibernating ground squirrels. While the animals’ brains...
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Scientists Find a Role for Parkinson’s Gene in the Brain

A new study published in the journal Neuron sheds light on the normal function of LRRK2, the most common genetic cause for late-onset Parkinson’s...
human brain

NIH Researchers Uncover Drain Pipes in Our Brains

By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain...
chronic fatigue syndrome

NIH Announces Centers for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award four grants to establish a coordinated scientific research effort on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The...
brain cancer

Researchers Hit the Brakes on Lethal Brain Cancers in Mice

New research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally...
brain development

Scientists Give Star Treatment to Lesser-known Cells Crucial for Brain Development

After decades of relative neglect, star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes are finally getting their due. To gather insight into a critical aspect of brain...
Parkinson’s Disease

Immune System May Mount an Attack in Parkinson’s Disease

A new study suggests that T cells, which help the body’s immune system recognize friend from foe, may play an important role in Parkinson’s...
Parkinson’s Disease

Waterlogged Brain Region Helps Scientists Gauge Damage Caused by Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the University of Florida have discovered a new method of observing the brain changes caused by Parkinson’s disease, which destroys neurons important...
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Predicting Cognitive Deficits in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also...
Intestinal Bacteria

Researchers Connect Brain Blood Vessel Lesions to Intestinal Bacteria

A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be...
brain cells

Study Beefs up Support for Brain Cells That Control Protein Hunger

Have you ever found yourself craving a steak or a burger? The brain controls our feelings of hunger and also determines the types of...
mild concussion

Study Finds Worsening Outcomes in Service Members Five Years after Mild...

According to a new study in JAMA Neurology, U.S. military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed in Iraq...
neurological disorders

Gene Silencing Shows Promise for Treating Two Fatal Neurological Disorders

In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also...
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Scientists Discover Urinary Biomarker That May Help Track ALS

A study in Neurology suggests that analyzing levels of the protein p75ECD in urine samples from people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may help...
vascular disease

NIH Consortium Takes Aim at Vascular Disease-linked Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

To better predict, study, and diagnose small vessel disease in the brain and its role in vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID),...
Epilepsy

Epilepsy Drug Discovered in Fish Model Shows Promise in Small Pediatric...

“Bench-to-bedside” describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study in...
Parkinson's Disease

NIH Grants Emory $5.4M to Continue Work in Udall Parkinson’s Disease...

Emory University will receive more than $1 million each year for the next five years from the NIH, renewing the NIH's support for Emory's...