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To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration
NIH-supported study could lead to better approaches for treating insomnia, other sleep disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows
NIH ’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain reliever misuse. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Omalizumab improves efficacy of oral immunotherapy for multiple food allergies
Combination allows more than 80 percent of children to safely consume at least two foods to which they were allergic. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New NIH consortium award to enhance clinical trials for Alzheimer ’s disease, related dementias
Effort streamlines study infrastructure to improve recruitment diversity, advance research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New forecast shows 6 million with Alzheimer ’s disease, cognitive impairment
The numbers will more than double to 15 million by 2060. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gene-based Zika vaccine is safe and immunogenic in healthy adults
Vaccine developed by NIH scientists shows promise in Phase 1 testing. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trials show inactivated Zika virus vaccine is safe and immunogenic
Results support further clinical development. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2017
After 30 years of marking progress against HIV, we are closer than ever to the beginning of the end of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes
Over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH and partners launch HIV vaccine efficacy study
Public-private partnership begins clinical trial in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches HIV prevention trial of long-acting injectable medication in sexually active women
Study to test efficacy, safety of injectable cabotegravir compared with daily oral PrEP. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Combination HIV prevention reduces new infections by 42 percent in Ugandan district
NIH-supported study provides evidence for implementing approach broadly. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study of WWII evacuees suggests mental illness may be passed to offspring
Population study finds higher risk of psychiatric hospitalization among daughters of female evacuees. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH ’s All of Us Research Program partners with the National Library of Medicine to reach communities through local libraries
Partnership aims to raise awareness about the program and improve participant access. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 29, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIAID scientists link cases of unexplained anaphylaxis to red meat allergy
Tick bites likely lead to the unusual, misdiagnosed allergy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists and collaborators find infectious prion protein in skin of CJD patients
Prion diseases originate when normally harmless prion protein molecules become abnormal and gather in clusters and filaments in the human body and brain. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments
Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
NIH-funded scientists may have revealed brain functions in pre-clinical research that widen the safety margin for opioid pain relief without overdose. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National organizations support outreach efforts for NIH ’s All of Us Research Program
Groups will help raise awareness about the initiative to engage 1 million or more volunteers in health research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Air pollution exposure in early pregnancy linked to miscarriage, NIH study suggests
Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen that is a primary constituent of urban smog. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment
NIDA study compares buprenorphine/naloxone combination to extended release naltrexone. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Three decades of responding to infectious disease outbreaks
NIAID director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., highlights lessons from AIDS to Zika. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Data from landmark NIH blood pressure study supports important part of new AHA/ACC hypertension guidelines
The new high blood pressure guidelines illustrate the utility and impact of NHLBI scientific studies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, NIH study suggests
Results underscore the importance of attaining a healthy body weight before pregnancy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mirror image: Researchers create higher-quality pictures of biospecimens
NIH scientists improve efficiency, speed, and resolution of optical microscopy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study finds donor corneas can be safely preserved for longer period
Corneal transplantation success unaffected for donor corneas preserved for 11 days, expanding pool of available tissue. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cellphone-based microscope leads to possible strategy for treating river blindness
More than 16,000 volunteers provided finger-prick blood samples for the study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Higher brain glucose levels may mean more severe Alzheimer ’s
NIH study shows connections between glucose metabolism, Alzheimer ’s pathology, symptoms. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloud
NIH Data Commons Pilot Phase to seek best practices for developing and managing a data commons. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brain ’s alertness circuitry conserved through evolution
Molecular method reveals neuronal basis of brain states – NIH-funded animal study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This National Diabetes Month, be the center of your diabetes care
Statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches PregSource, a crowdsourcing project to better understand pregnancy
Pregnant women can track their experiences through a secure and confidential website. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study shows how memories ripple through the brain
NIH-funded study suggests increased communication between key brain areas during sleep. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH establishes new research in social epigenomics to address health disparities
Grant program to break new ground in genomics and health disparities research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH announces awards for BRAIN Initiative neuroethics research
Grants aim to address neuroethical issues associated with human brain research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study identifies new targets for anti-malaria drugs
The deadliest malaria parasite needs two proteins to infect red blood cells. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists find a role for Parkinson ’s gene in the brain
NIH-funded mouse study suggests LRRK gene is needed for dopamine neuron health. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study identifies brain patterns underlying mothers ’ responses to infant cries
Behaviors and brain activity consistent between mothers from different countries. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH BRAIN Initiative builds on early advances
NIH announces new round of awards for visualizing the brain in action. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH BRAIN Initiative launches cell census
$250 million effort will catalog “parts list” of our most complex organ. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 23, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NCCIH introduces Know the Science initiative
Science literacy efforts include interactive modules, videos to equip consumers for informed decision-making. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Norman Sharpless sworn in as director of the National Cancer Institute
Succeeds Harold Varmus, M.D., who stepped down in March 2015. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experts Outline Pathway to a Universal Influenza Vaccine
NIH-Led meeting identifies knowledge gaps, development goals. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Healthy lifestyle reduces heart attack, stroke risk after gestational diabetes, NIH study shows
Study confirms the links between gestational diabetes and cardiovascular disease found by other studies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New regions of the human genome linked to skin color variation in some African populations
Findings may shed light on how genes repair DNA damage caused by UV radiation. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH partners with 11 leading biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate the development of new cancer immunotherapy strategies for more patients
Supports Cancer Moonshot goal to bring immunotherapy success to more patients in half the time. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune response
NIH reports final data from large clinical trial in West Africa. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH completes atlas of human DNA differences that influence gene expression
This atlas will be a critical resource for the scientific community. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ovarian reserve tests fail to predict fertility, NIH-funded study suggests
Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine
From a practical standpoint, ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic without a vaccine is unlikely. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news