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What Research is Being Done? February 3, 2014

Posted by mvarlan in Uncategorized.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research related to hydrocephalus and support additional research through grants to major medical research institutions across the country. Much of this research focuses on finding better ways to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure disorders such as hydrocephalus. The NINDS also conducts and supports a wide range of studies that explore the complex mechanisms of normal and abnormal brain development.

The Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN, www.hcrn.org) is a multi-center collaborative research effort that was borne out of the first NIH workshop on hydrocephalus. NINDS supported the work of HCRN through the Challenge Grant process to advance their studies. HCRN consists of seven pediatric centers that pool their hydrocephalus patient population to more rapidly study the potential for improved treatments. HCRN conducts multiple, simultaneous studies at all of its centers and maintains a substantial registry of patients and procedures.

For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke or to find out how you can help, contact the Institute’s Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:

P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(800) 352-9424

Hydrocephalus Association
4340 East West Highway
Suite 905
Bethesda, MD   20814
Tel: 301-202-3811

Fax: 301-202-3813


Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA
Neuroscience Program Coordinator
Barrow NPH Center



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