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Intermittent fasting is beneficial to man and beast, Dr. Mark Mattson has found.

How Exercise, Fewer Calories, Plant Toxins May Protect Our Brains

Outside of the lab, neuroscientist Dr. Mark Mattson loves to go running. In fact, NIH’ers may have seen him and his Baltimore-based lab mates compete in the annual NIH Institute Relay on campus...Read more

“Motivational improviser” Avish Parashar

Planning to Handle the Unplanned Like a Pro

How good are you at handling a sudden change in plans? What if your success at work depended on it?...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Moreno of UPenn lectures at NIH.

‘Military’ Uses of Neuroscience Have Tended to Stumble, Moreno Says

At the height of the Cold War more than half a century ago...Read more

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Animation demonstrating a model of autophagosome formation.
Electron micrograph of Borrelia hermsii bacterium, the causative agent of relapsing fever, interacting with red blood cells.

IMAGE: TOM SCHWAN, ROBERT FISCHER & ANITA MORA, NIAID

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NINDS Investigator, Friends Honored for Rescue at Sea

Dr. Eric Wassermann, a staff clinician and chief of the behavioral neurology unit at NINDS, and his crewmates have recently been given a Lifesaving Award by the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Electron micrograph of Borrelia hermsii bacterium, the causative agent of relapsing fever, interacting with red blood cells.