Infection hinders blood vessel repair following traumatic brain or cerebrovascular injuries
NIH study in mice demonstrates the importance of quickly addressing infection. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-supported study suggests alternative to race-based kidney function calculations
Alternate lab test shows comparable accuracy, non-biased results. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds
Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers use exosome-based strategy to block HIV in mice
NIH-funded study finds reduced levels of HIV in bone marrow, spleen, and brain after therapy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIAID Scientists Find a Key to Hepatitis C Entry into Cells
Understanding Structure of HCV Proteins Could Aid in Vaccine Development. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH builds large nationwide study population of tens of thousands to support research on long-term effects of COVID-19
NIH launched the RECOVER Initiative to learn why some people have prolonged symptoms or develop new or returning symptoms after the acute phase of infection from SARS-CoV-2. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists build a cellular blueprint of multiple sclerosis lesions
Study lays the groundwork for potential new therapies for progressive multiple sclerosis. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests
NIH-supported study underscores the need for racially inclusive approach to address the opioid crisis in hard-hit areas. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH providing $185 million for research to advance understanding of how human genome functions
The newly launched Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) consortium to include 30 U.S. sites. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded mouse study shows blocking stress response could slow axonal peripheral neuropathies disease progression
APNs cause the body ’s peripheral nerves to wither and degenerate, which makes them unable to send messages to the muscles or to transmit sensory signals back to the spinal cord. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Marijuana use at historic high among college-aged adults in 2020
Annual NIH-supported study reports changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded modern “white cane” brings navigation assistance to the 21st century
Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study illuminates origins of lung cancer in never smokers
Genomic analysis found that a majority of lung cancer tumors arise from the accumulation of mutations caused by natural processes in the body. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH research projects on interoception to improve understanding of brain-body function
The interoception research effort is part of NIH ’s Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

In a common genetic disorder, blood test reveals when benign tumors turn cancerous
Neurofibromatosis type 1, or NF1, is the most common cancer predisposition syndrome, affecting 1 in 3,000 people worldwide. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Candidate Does Not Sufficiently Protect Women Against HIV Infection
No Safety Concerns Found in Imbokodo Sub-Saharan Africa Study. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches study of extra COVID-19 vaccine dose in people with autoimmune disease
Trial also will test pausing immunosuppressive medication to improve antibody response. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH HEAL Initiative: Research Meets the Moment to Address the Opioid Public Health Crisis
NIH leadership highlight the results and progress of number strategies to find scientific solutions to address the nation ’s opioid crisis. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 26, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drinking and smoking during pregnancy linked with stillbirth, NIH-funded study suggests
The study followed nearly 12,000 pregnancies among more than 8,500 women. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 23, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study shows no significant benefit of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 outpatients with early symptoms
Clinical trial results demonstrate COVID-19 convalescent plasma did not prevent disease progression in a high-risk group of outpatients. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH hamster study evaluates airborne and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Findings support efforts to reduce SARS-CoV-2 indoor airborne transmission. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 17, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study suggests a single skills-based session on pain management packs a punch
Results show that a rapid “empowered relief” approach can add to the range of nonpharmacologic treatment options. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop faster COVID-19 test
Technique avoids RNA degradation and time-consuming extraction. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study highlights stark racial disparities in maternal deaths
Disparities between Black and white women are concentrated among a few causes of death. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 12, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria in small NIH trial
Additional NIH studies underway will build on encouraging early results. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH launches study of third COVID-19 vaccine dose in kidney transplant recipients
Trial will assess antibody response in people who did not respond to two-dose regimen. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH small business funding boosts Alzheimer ’s science advances
New paper highlights history and recent successes in advancing research from concept to commercialization. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 10, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-convened expert panel proposes standardized definition of placental SARS-CoV-2 infection
Recommendations aim to help streamline research and optimize clinical care. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 9, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study discovers gene involved in male infertility
Findings may yield insights into failure to produce sperm, development of male contraceptive methods. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Full-dose blood thinners reduce the need for organ support in moderately ill COVID-19 patients, but not in critically ill patients
The final analysis of trial data included 1,098 critically ill and 2,219 moderately ill hospitalized patients who received either a low or full dose of heparin for up to 14 days after enrollment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study identifies benefits, risks of treatments for pregnancy of unknown location
A situation in which there is a positive pregnancy test result but the location of the pregnancy cannot be confirmed within or outside the uterus with other diagnostic tests. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH unveils new online tool to improve Alzheimer ’s clinical trials recruitment
Outreach Pro aimed at increasing underrepresented population participation. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH researchers find many people want secondary genomic findings after initially refusing
New study brings into question current policies on receiving secondary genomic findings. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Serious complications from youth-onset type 2 diabetes arise by young adulthood
Findings from NIH-funded study underscore importance of early, intensive treatment (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify a cellular defect common to familial and sporadic forms of ALS
NIH-funded study may point to possible therapeutic target for the disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists uncover how decisions about what we see are relayed back through the brain
NIH study in monkeys finds that in visual decision-making, information relevant to the decision is broadcast widely. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss
An NIH-funded research project found that calcium modulator CaMKII protects the optic nerve in mice, opening the door to new sight-saving therapy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths critical for pediatric mental health, authors note. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 20, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH expands biomedical research in the cloud with Microsoft Azure
To date, researchers have used more than 83 million hours of computational resources to access and analyze more than 115 petabytes of high-value biomedical data in the cloud. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 20, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study shows imaging after mild brain injury may predict outcomes
Presence of certain features on CT scans may guide follow up treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 19, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say
More than a decade of research has shown that stigma contributes significantly to negative health outcomes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 19, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study finds gene therapy may restore missing enzyme in rare disease
Results provide hope for children with aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Emergency department-administered, high-dose buprenorphine may enhance opioid use disorder treatment outcomes
Elevated doses of the medication may provide a critical extended period of withdrawal relief. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More than two hours of daily screen time linked to cognitive, behavioral problems in children born extremely preterm
NIH-funded study finds deficits in overall IQ, problem solving skills and impulse control. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Annual Report to the Nation: Rapid decrease in lung cancer and melanoma deaths lead overall continued decline in cancer death rate
Overall incidence rates continue to increase in women, children and adolescents and young adults. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH study associates COVID-19 surges with mortality increases for patients
The analysis looked at data from 150,000 COVID-19 inpatients from 558 U.S. hospitals from March to August of 2020. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH COVID-19 testing initiative funds additional research projects to safely return children to in-person school
The awards are the second installment of the Safe Return to School Diagnostic Testing Initiative. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH data challenge seeks innovative methods for identifying complication risks in first-time pregnancies
Up to $400,000 will be awarded to individuals or groups. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Consuming a diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches
NIH-funded study finds frequency, intensity of monthly migraines declined among those on higher fish oil diet. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection
Phase 1 trials conducted at NIH Clinical Center. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 30, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news