< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/immune-boost-fights-antibiotic-resistant-infections-mice " > Immune boost fights antibiotic-resistant infections in mice < /a >
In studies in mice, a drug boosted the natural ability of the immune system to fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/diet-may-affect-risk-sudden-cardiac-death " > Diet may affect risk of sudden cardiac death < /a >
A study found that a diet high in added fats, fried foods, processed meats, and sugary drinks was associated with a greater risk of sudden cardiac death, while a Mediterranean diet was associated with a lower risk. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/experimental-vaccine-protects-against-multiple-coronaviruses " > Experimental vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses < /a >
By combining parts of spike proteins from different coronaviruses, researchers developed an mRNA vaccine that protected mice against a range of coronaviruses. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/making-wireless-biodegradable-pacemaker " > Making a wireless, biodegradable pacemaker < /a >
Researchers developed a temporary pacemaker that is powered wirelessly and breaks down harmlessly in the body after use. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/malaria-vaccines-provide-strong-lasting-immunity " > Malaria vaccines provide strong and lasting immunity < /a >
Researchers developed a malaria vaccination strategy that provided broad, long-lasting protection in controlled clinical trials. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/few-are-prescribed-medications-treat-alcohol-problems " > Few are prescribed medications to treat alcohol problems < /a >
Medications to treat alcohol use disorder, although effective, are only being used to treat 1.6% of people with the disorder, according to a new study. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/testing-blood-biomarker-neurodegeneration " > Testing a blood biomarker for neurodegeneration < /a >
A biomarker in blood could identify the presence of neurodegeneration in people with cognitive impairment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/single-shot-covid-19-vaccine-produces-immune-response-against-variants " > Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine produces immune response against variants < /a >
The immune response to the single-shot Janssen/Johnson& Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remained robust against variants of SARS-CoV-2. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/diabetes-control-worsened-over-past-decade " > Diabetes control worsened over the past decade < /a >
A study found that control over blood sugar and blood pressure has declined among people with diabetes after years of progress. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/fixing-sickle-cell-disease-gene " > Fixing the sickle cell disease gene < /a >
Researchers treated sickle cell disease in mice by directly editing the defective hemoglobin gene that causes the disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/potential-oral-treatment-covid-19-identified " > Potential oral treatment for COVID-19 identified < /a >
Researchers found that a drug called TEMPOL can shut down a key enzyme that the SARS-CoV-2 virus needs to copy itself. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/how-short-breaks-help-brain-learn-new-skills " > How short breaks help the brain learn new skills < /a >
Researchers discovered that the awake resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of a new skill being learned. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/study-reveals-brain-cells-sustain-or-suppress-fearful-memories " > Study reveals brain cells that sustain or suppress fearful memories < /a >
Researchers identified clusters of brain cells that compete to promote either the persistence or disappearance of fearful memories. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/how-covid-19-variants-evade-immune-response " > How COVID-19 variants evade immune response < /a >
Research revealed how certain mutations in circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants allow the virus to avoid neutralization by many antibodies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/rehab-program-helps-frail-older-adults-heart-failure " > Rehab program helps frail older adults with heart failure < /a >
Older, frail adults with heart failure who participated in a personalized physical rehab program improved their endurance, strength, balance, and quality of life. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/airway-chip-screens-drugs-use-against-covid-19 " > Airway-on-a-chip screens drugs for use against COVID-19 < /a >
Researchers used an airway-on-a-chip that mimics living lung tissue to screen approved drugs for use against SARS-CoV-2. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/ear-tubes-or-antibiotics-repeat-infections-children " > Ear tubes or antibiotics for repeat infections in children? < /a >
A study found that placing tympanostomy tubes in young children did not reduce the overall number of ear infections any more than oral antibiotic treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/gene-therapy-children-born-rare-immune-disorder " > Gene therapy for children born with rare immune disorder < /a >
Gene therapy restored immune system function to children with an inherited immune disorder with fewer side effects than existing therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/delivering-rna-therapies-brain-tumors " > Delivering RNA therapies to brain tumors < /a >
A combination of nanoparticle packaging and focused ultrasound allowed an RNA therapy to be delivered across the blood-brain barrier in mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/nanoparticle-vaccine-against-various-coronaviruses " > Nanoparticle vaccine against various coronaviruses < /a >
A nanoparticle-based vaccine protected monkeys against SARS-CoV-2 and elicited antibodies that could neutralize a range of coronaviruses. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/system-uses-imagined-handwriting-turn-thoughts-into-text " > System turns imagined handwriting into text < /a >
Researchers developed a system for people with paralysis that quickly translates brain signals for handwriting into text. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/biosensor-advances-drug-discovery " > Biosensor advances drug discovery < /a >
Researchers developed a sensor that helped them identify a psychedelic-related drug with antidepressant-like effects that wasn ’t hallucinogenic. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/supplement-improves-glucose-metabolism-womens-muscle " > Supplement improves glucose metabolism in women ’s muscle < /a >
The muscles of women who took a supplement called nicotinamide mononucleotide for 10 weeks had improvements in the ability to process sugar. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/app-may-help-identify-children-autism-spectrum-disorder " > App may help identify children with autism spectrum disorder < /a >
Researchers developed a prototype app that screens toddlers for autism spectrum disorder by tracking eye movements during videos on a tablet or smartphone. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/lack-sleep-middle-age-may-increase-dementia-risk " > Lack of sleep in middle age may increase dementia risk < /a >
People who slept six hours or less per night in their 50s and 60s were more likely to develop dementia later in life. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/oral-antiviral-drug-effective-against-covid-19-hamsters " > Oral antiviral drug effective against COVID-19 in hamsters < /a >
An oral antiviral drug called MK-4482 inhibited SARS-CoV-2 replication in hamsters. It is currently being tested in people. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/targeted-treatments-small-cell-lung-cancer " > Targeted treatments for small-cell lung cancer < /a >
A rapid screening process identified a two-drug combination that shrank small-cell lung tumors, which are often fatal within weeks of recurrence. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/study-finds-link-between-red-hair-pain-threshold " > Study finds link between red hair and pain threshold < /a >
A study in mice revealed the mechanisms that may link red hair with greater pain tolerance. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/tracking-hallucinations-mice " > Tracking hallucinations in mice < /a >
After developing a method to detect hallucination-like events in mice, researchers demonstrated a link in the brain between hallucinations and elevated dopamine. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/supplement-targets-gut-microbes-boost-growth-malnourished-children " > Supplement targets gut microbes to boost growth in malnourished children < /a >
Malnourished children who received a food supplement designed to boost normal gut microbes gained more weight than those given a standard nutritional supplement. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/how-stress-causes-hair-loss " > How stress causes hair loss < /a >
Researchers found that a stress hormone impairs stem cells necessary for hair growth in mice. The findings suggest potential ways to treat hair loss caused by chronic stress. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/sweat-sticker-diagnosing-cystic-fibrosis " > “Sweat sticker” for diagnosing cystic fibrosis < /a >
Researchers created a “sweat sticker” for measuring chloride concentrations in sweat, a sign of cystic fibrosis. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/immune-response-vaccination-after-covid-19 " > Immune response to vaccination after COVID-19 < /a >
After a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, people with a prior COVID-19 infection had antibody levels similar to those of people without prior infection after two vaccine doses. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/nanoparticle-based-flu-vaccine " > Nanoparticle-based flu vaccine < /a >
A nanoparticle-based vaccine protected against a broad range of flu virus strains in animals. The vaccine may prevent flu more effectively than current vaccines. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/sars-cov-2-may-infect-mouth-cells " > SARS-CoV-2 may infect mouth cells < /a >
Researchers found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can infect cells in the mouth, yielding insights into the mouth ’s role in infection (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/drug-prescriptions-older-adults-dementia " > Drug prescriptions in older adults with dementia < /a >
An analysis found that almost 14% of older adults with dementia had long-term prescriptions for three or more medications that affect the nervous system. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/gene-therapy-chronic-pain-relief " > Gene therapy for chronic pain relief < /a >
Turning off a particular gene prevented or alleviated chronic pain in mice. The results could lead to an alternative to opioids for treating chronic pain. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/fungi-may-impair-wound-healing-crohns-disease " > Fungi may impair wound healing in Crohn ’s disease < /a >
A fungus called Debaryomyces hansenii impaired gut wound healing in mice, and was also found in damaged gut tissue in people with Crohn ’s disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/measles-vaccine-used-base-experimental-covid-vaccine " > Measles vaccine used as base for experimental COVID vaccine < /a >
Scientists developed a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine by adding a key coronavirus gene to the measles vaccine. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/mitochondrial-dna-involved-sickle-cell-disease " > Mitochondrial DNA involved in sickle cell disease < /a >
People with sickle cell disease have high levels of mitochondrial DNA in their blood, which may help trigger damaging inflammation. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/study-reveals-how-apoe4-gene-may-increase-risk-dementia " > Study reveals how APOE4 gene may increase risk for dementia < /a >
Researchers found that the APOE4 gene may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer ’s disease and other dementias by altering brain cells’ lipid metabolism. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/drug-delays-type-1-diabetes-onset " > Drug delays type 1 diabetes onset < /a >
In a clinical trial, the drug teplizumab delayed type 1 diabetes onset and improved insulin production in high-risk individuals. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/engineered-cartilage-produces-anti-inflammatory-drug " > Engineered cartilage produces anti-inflammatory drug < /a >
Scientists engineered cartilage cells to produce an anti-inflammatory drug when placed under stress. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/humidity-masks-may-lessen-severity-covid-19 " > Humidity from masks may lessen severity of COVID-19 < /a >
Face masks increase the humidity of the air that the mask-wearer breathes in, which could help combat SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineered cartilage produces anti-inflammatory drug
Scientists engineered cartilage cells to produce an anti-inflammatory drug when placed under stress. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humidity from masks may lessen severity of COVID-19
Face masks increase the humidity of the air that the mask-wearer breathes in, which could help combat SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/computerized-screening-may-help-identify-youth-risk-suicide " > Computerized screening may help identify youth at risk for suicide < /a >
Researchers developed a fast, computerized screening test to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Computerized screening may help identify youth at risk for suicide
Researchers developed a fast, computerized screening test to identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/experimental-treatment-helps-patients-hospitalized-copd " > Experimental treatment helps patients hospitalized with COPD < /a >
A pilot study found that hyaluronan, a sugar naturally produced by the body, improved lung function in hospitalized COPD patients. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/low-fat-diet-compared-low-carb-diet " > Low-fat diet compared to low-carb diet < /a >
People ate fewer daily calories but had higher insulin and blood sugar levels on a low-fat, plant-based diet than when on a low-carbohydrate, animal-based diet. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news