Neurodegenerative Disorders

This image highlights the interaction between two structures of the developing basal ganglia in an embryonic mouse. Nerve fibers (green) from one structure called the striatum are making their way toward a structure called the globus pallidus (pink).
Scientists study a brain area involved in movement in hopes of learning more about movement disorders like Huntington's disease.
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Neurofibrillary tangles in the brain may foreshadow trouble.
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Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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Students will use their research skills to learn about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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An early discovery kicked off a century of Alzheimer's research.
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Face recognition is a remarkably complex process. And for some people, telling faces apart is an almost impossible task.
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A conversation with a friend may feel effortless but your brain is hard at work listening to your friend, deciding how to respond, and selecting the words to use. Learn more in this video which took second place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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Nonhuman primate research is opening up new avenues of attack against the devastating neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease.
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NIH-funded scientists discussed the current state of Alzheimer’s disease research and the importance of increased funding.
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On April 19, congressional staff and research advocates gathered at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC to watch a new NOVA documentary about Alzheimer's disease and discuss the urgent need to find a cure for the disease.
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What causes this neurodegenerative disease, and what is being done to locate new treatments?
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Scientists study a brain area involved in movement in hopes of learning more about movement disorders like Huntington's disease.
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