Scientists use clues in the human genome to discover new inflammatory syndrome
Study used a “search the genome” approach to reveal how mutations in a gene called UBA1 are associated with inflammatory diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Postpartum depression may persist three years after giving birth
NIH study suggests women with mood disorders, gestational diabetes may have a higher risk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Plant compound reduces cognitive deficits in mouse model of Down syndrome
Mice treated with apigenin had better memory and developmental milestone scores. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists use gene therapy and a novel light-sensing protein to restore vision in mice
NIH-funded therapy will now be tested in humans. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study discovers gene that helps us know when it ’s time to urinate
Results suggest ‘sixth sense’ PIEZO2 gene may help body sense a full urinary bladder. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities
COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH begins large clinical trial to test immune modulators for treatment of COVID-19
The trial expects to enroll approximately 2,100 hospitalized adults with moderate to severe COVID-19 at medical facilities in the United States and Latin America. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study aims to identify promising COVID-19 treatments for larger clinical trials
The ACTIV-5 Big Effects Trial will enroll adult volunteers hospitalized with COVID-19. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NHGRI researchers work with patients, families and the scientific community to improve the informed consent process
As genome-editing trials become more common, informed consent is changing. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links adolescent brain differences to increased waist circumference
Finding from ABCD Study elucidates neural mechanisms that may underlie early weight gain. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH clinical trial testing hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin plus remdesivir to treat COVID-19 Begins
The study is taking place in hospitalized adults in the United States, Mexico and 16 other countries. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 8, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH to launch the Serological Sciences Network for COVID-19, announce grant and contract awardees
The initiative is aimed at quickly increasing the nation ’s antibody testing capacity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 8, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mouse study suggests parental response to infant distress is innate but adapts to change
NIH-funded study sheds light on how parents may adjust to meet an infant ’s evolving needs. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH RADx initiative advances six new COVID-19 testing technologies
Addition of new, rapid point-of-care platforms will expand national testing options. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 6, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH to support 85 new grants featuring high-risk, high-reward research
The 2020 Director ’s Awards will feature highly innovative biomedical research by investigators at all career stages. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 6, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study suggests link between pediatric hospitalization and rising unemployment
Data from 14 states spanned 12 years. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists reveal how the brain may fuel intense neural communication
Results suggest retrieval of cellular powerplants via an energy feedback loop sustains communication. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Telebriefing: NIH intramural researcher Harvey J. Alter wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
National Institutes of Health intramural researcher Harvey J. Alter, M.D., has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH intramural researcher Dr. Harvey Alter wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Dr. Alter honored for his contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 5, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH funds first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes
The study aims to discover new forms of diabetes, understand what makes them different, and identify their causes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH to assess and expand COVID-19 testing for underserved communities
RADx-UP program will support projects designed to rapidly implement testing strategies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Investigational COVID-19 vaccine well-tolerated and generates immune response in older adults
A Phase 1 clinical trial enrolled 40 healthy volunteers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes
NIH-funded study points to genes that control the establishment of neural circuits during early development. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study sheds light on abnormal neural function in rare genetic disorder
Findings show deficits in the electrical activity of cortical cells; possible targets for treatment for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover genetic and immunologic underpinnings of some cases of severe COVID-19
NIH investigator co-led international research effort. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 24, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fourth large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trial begins in the United States
Trial evaluating investigational Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH expands clinical trials to test convalescent plasma against COVID-19
Rigorous studies to build on earlier efforts to test the experimental treatment (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Negative pressure wound therapy does not cut infection risk in obese women after cesarean delivery
Obese women are more likely to have cesarean delivery and more likely to develop an infection at the surgical site. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study details self-reported experiences with post-exertional malaise in ME/CFS
First publication from NIH ME/CFS study takes deep dive into key feature of the disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 21, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH funds community engagement research efforts in areas hardest hit by COVID-19
Outreach will focus on COVID-19 awareness and education research, especially among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 16, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH awards contracts to develop innovative digital health technologies for COVID-19
The projects represent a broad range of solutions for immediate public health needs related to the pandemic. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults
Increases are among the largest in history of national study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH public-private partnership to advance early interventions for schizophrenia
Effort is part of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership to promote development of effective, targeted treatments. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH augments large scale study of Alzheimer ’s disease biomarkers
HABLE study prioritizes brain imaging and biomarker research among Mexican Americans. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility
NIH research finds higher risk and worse outcomes for those with addiction. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 14, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH ACTIV initiative launches adaptive clinical trials of blood-clotting treatments for COVID-19
The trials will be conducted at more than 100 sites around the world and will involve patients in various clinical settings. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Probiotic skin therapy improves eczema in children, NIH study suggests
Experimental treatment to modify the skin microbiome may offer long-term benefits. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study shows decline in awareness, treatment and control of high blood pressure
The trend could threaten decades of public health work against heart disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Miglustat improves swallowing in children and adolescents with Niemann-Pick type C1 disease
NIH observational study suggests that the drug may decrease risk of pneumonia and death in this population. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
New laboratory and point-of-care tests to enable access and rapid result. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-supported study to track prevalence and impact of SARS-CoV-2 among pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries
The study will follow women through pregnancy and 12 months after childbirth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 1, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Phase 3 Clinical Testing in the US of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins
The trial will enroll approximately 30,000 adult volunteers at 80 sites in the United States to evaluate if the candidate vaccine can prevent symptomatic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 31, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists use genomics to discover an ancient dog species that may teach us about human vocalization
The finding marks a new effort in conserving an ancient dog breed, with potential to inform human vocalization processes (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 31, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New gene associated with reduced risk for cirrhosis
NIH-funded study provides hope for better disease prediction. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 31, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
NIH-funded researchers call for restoration of support services or alternatives. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 28, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biomarkers identified in collegiate athletes that could help predict time needed to recover from concussion
Collegiate athletes who had sustained a sports-related concussion were tested at several time points. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH establishes Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Global network to focus on spillover potential. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NCI, Cancer Research UK launch Cancer Grand Challenges partnership to support bold new ideas for cancer research
Effort will foster a highly competitive process designed to stimulate scientific creativity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas effectively controls type 1 diabetes in children age 6 and up
Earlier research showed that the system was safe and effective for people ages 14 and older. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 26, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Small set of genes may provide unique barcode for different types of brain cells in worms
NIH-funded study suggests specific combination of proteins determines neuron type. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 19, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news