Neurodegenerative Disorders

Black-and-white x-ray of a skull with probes
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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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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A rare disorder that affects young children goes under the microscope in a search for the cure.
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Neuroscience, not the supernatural, are what witches, witchcraft, and witch hunts are all about.
Dopamine research is spurring the development of treatments for a range of disorders.
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Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
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Synapses in the hippocampus may hold a key to the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease.
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Studying the structure of neurons in the eye may help scientists prevent blindness due to glaucoma.
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