New research points to a DNA sequence that causes the DUX4 gene to become more active in producing proteins that are toxic to muscle cells, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy.
The NIH is awarding researchers $18.8 million to help support global research into concussions and TBI.
The NIH has awarded three projects $2.4 million over the next five years to develop innovative robots which work cooperatively with people and adapt to changing environments. The robotics will improve human capabilities and enhance medical procedures.
Researchers report dysregulated expression of a gene complex could explain why PMDD is a disorder of cellular response to progesterone and estrogen.
Optogenetics research reveals brain circuits critical for alertness.
A new NIH study reveals mental health problems associated with childhood adversity, such as being evacuated from a war zone, can be passed down from generation to generation.
NIH researchers have identified a set of genes they believe could explain why some people need more, or less, sleep that others. The findings could help to develop new treatments for a variety of sleep disorders from insomnia to narcolepsy.
According to a new study, the immune system may play a critical role in damage associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and ALS. The study reports altering Cdk5 results in the death of dopamine neurons and slowed autophagy.
Neuroimaging research from NIH/NIAAA provides a new method to characterize how brain activity relates to glucose consumption, which could help us understand how alcohol and other substances and activities affect our brains.
Columbia team harnesses powerful technology to uncover never-before-seen details of the nervous system, demonstrating SCAPE's broad potential to decipher the brain.