National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Unique
December 24, 2020

How we remember may come down to unique firing patterns in our brains

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest research hospital, have discovered more clues...

Memory
Taylor Twellman's foundation, ThinkTaylor, educates kids about concussions.
September 01, 2020

Taylor Twellman encourages 4 million kids to sign concussion pledge

In 2008, Taylor Twellman was among the best players in U.S. Major League Soccer for the New England Revolution. But...

Traumatic Brain Injury

A scan of a human brain showing effects from an ischemic stroke.
August 20, 2020

Brain imaging, telehealth studies promise better stroke prevention and recovery

Stroke research is a priority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stroke, which often stops blood from flowing to...

Stroke
A traumatic brain injury happens after a blow to the head, which can damage brain cells.
August 06, 2020

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. This can cause the brain...

Traumatic Brain Injury

Better training for emergency medical responders may increase the survival rate of patients with severe head injury.
July 23, 2020

3 studies point the way to better treatment for traumatic brain injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Understanding the symptoms and risk factors for stroke can help improve outcomes and may prevent stroke.
July 21, 2020

Stroke: What you need to know

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to the brain. A person's brain cells start to die within a...

Stroke

Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.
June 25, 2020

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps...

Stroke
Brain images of a woman with an inherited condition that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
May 21, 2020

Could one woman help researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which contributes to a decline in memory, thinking, and social...

Alzheimer's Disease

Dark-rimmed spots on the brain, like this one, may suggest a more severe form of multiple sclerosis and help with early detection.
January 08, 2020

New NIH study may help predict those at risk for severe MS

Researchers may soon be able to look at images of our brains to help diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) earlier. MS...

Multiple Sclerosis
September 02, 2019

Brain ripples could hold clues to memory

You're trying to remember a word. You're thinking, thinking … and suddenly, it pops into your head. NIH...

Memory

Personal Story

July 13, 2018

One day at a time: Living with an unpredictable disease

Kim Bench likes routines. Every morning, she gets out of bed, does her stretches, and makes breakfast. That is, if...

Multiple Sclerosis, Personal Story