Cancer cells drain energy from immune cells
Researchers found that cancer cells use straw-like nanotubes to siphon mitochondria from immune cells, essentially draining their energy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measuring protection after COVID-19 vaccination
In people who received two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, levels of antibodies found in the blood correlated with protection against illness. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you feel full after eating
Researchers identified brain cells that help suppress hunger and regulate food intake. The findings may help lead to better treatments for excessive eating and obesity. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify a culprit for chronic itch
The discovery of an immune substance that sensitizes and enhances the activity of itch-sensing neurons suggests a treatment strategy for persistent itchy skin conditions. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Searching for new antibiotics in the human body
Researchers identified tiny pieces of protein produced by the body that could be synthesized and potentially developed into new antibiotics. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain receptor linked to puberty and growth
Researchers identified a brain receptor that links childhood nutrition to the timing of puberty and growth. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 infection of the inner ear
Researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 can infect inner ear cells, which could explain the hearing and balance issues in some COVID-19 patients. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repurposing drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration
Researchers found that the antidepressant fluoxetine blocks the inflammation that leads to dry age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, a common cause of vision loss. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapy has long-lasting benefits for children with cerebral palsy
Sixty hours of a therapy called CIMT led to significant improvements in hand and arm function among children with cerebral palsy in a randomized trial. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A targeted antibiotic for treating Lyme disease
Researchers found that a neglected antibiotic called hygromycin A selectively kills the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain
After a treatment called pain reprocessing therapy, two-thirds of people with mild or moderate chronic back pain reported being mostly or completely pain-free. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna COVID-19 booster may protect against variants
A booster of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine increased levels of neutralizing antibodies against all variants of concern in a primate study. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapping the mammalian motor cortex
Researchers unveiled an atlas of cell types for the mammalian primary motor cortex, providing a roadmap for understanding the mammalian brain. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic massage helps regenerate muscles in mice
Researchers found that a type of massage therapy helped heal severely injured muscles in mice by clearing immune cells from the tissue. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common drug may have potential for treating Alzheimer ’s disease
Findings in mice and people suggest that an FDA-approved drug used for high blood pressure and swelling may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer ’s disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Escaping stem cells play role in hair loss
Researchers observed stem cells responsible for hair growth escaping from hair follicles in aging mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeats in the genetic code underlie some human variation
Researchers found that differences in repeats of DNA explain substantial variations in height, kidney function, hair curl, and blood lipids. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/escaping-stem-cells-play-role-hair-loss " > Escaping stem cells play role in hair loss < /a >
Researchers observed stem cells responsible for hair growth escaping from hair follicles in aging mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/repeats-genetic-code-underlie-some-human-variation " > Repeats in the genetic code underlie some human variation < /a >
Researchers found that differences in repeats of DNA explain substantial variations in height, kidney function, hair curl, and blood lipids. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 antibody binding
Researchers mapped where various antibodies bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The results could lead to more effective COVID-19 therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/understanding-sars-cov-2-antibody-binding " > Understanding SARS-CoV-2 antibody binding < /a >
Researchers mapped where various antibodies bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The results could lead to more effective COVID-19 therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine generates long-lasting immune memory
People who received low doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had strong immune memories of the virus six months after being fully vaccinated. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trends in U.S. methamphetamine use and associated deaths
Researchers found that risky patterns of methamphetamine use and the diversity of people who used methamphetamine increased between 2015 and 2019. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Test may help reduce racial disparities in kidney disease
Researchers found that measuring levels of a protein called cystatin C can accurately estimate kidney function without needing to take race into account. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/moderna-covid-19-vaccine-generates-long-lasting-immune-memory " > Moderna COVID-19 vaccine generates long-lasting immune memory < /a >
People who received low doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had strong immune memories of the virus six months after being fully vaccinated. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/trends-us-methamphetamine-use-associated-deaths " > Trends in U.S. methamphetamine use and associated deaths < /a >
Researchers found that risky patterns of methamphetamine use and the diversity of people who used methamphetamine increased between 2015 and 2019. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/test-may-help-reduce-racial-disparities-kidney-disease " > Test may help reduce racial disparities in kidney disease < /a >
Researchers found that measuring levels of a protein called cystatin C can accurately estimate kidney function without needing to take race into account. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cellular map of brain lesions in multiple sclerosis
Researchers created a detailed map of cells in the expanding lesions involved in more disabling forms of multiple sclerosis. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune response found in many with COVID-19
In a small study, about half of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had antibodies in their blood that could mistakenly attack the body ’s own proteins and tissues. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Critical time window for rehabilitation after a stroke
Researchers found that intensive therapy, added to standard rehabilitation, produces the greatest improvement when administered 2-3 months after a stroke. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/cellular-map-brain-lesions-multiple-sclerosis " > A cellular map of brain lesions in multiple sclerosis < /a >
Researchers created a detailed map of cells in the expanding lesions involved in more disabling forms of multiple sclerosis. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/autoimmune-response-found-many-covid-19 " > Autoimmune response found in many with COVID-19 < /a >
In a small study, about half of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had antibodies in their blood that could mistakenly attack the body ’s own proteins and tissues. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/critical-time-window-rehabilitation-after-stroke " > Critical time window for rehabilitation after a stroke < /a >
Researchers found that intensive therapy, added to standard rehabilitation, produces the greatest improvement when administered 2-3 months after a stroke. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/opioid-overdose-deaths-rise-among-black-americans " > Opioid overdose deaths rise among Black Americans < /a >
While opioid overdose deaths remained flat overall between 2018 and 2019, they rose sharply for Black Americans. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid overdose deaths rise among Black Americans
While opioid overdose deaths remained flat overall between 2018 and 2019, they rose sharply for Black Americans. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/drugs-treat-spinal-disc-degeneration-mice " > Drugs treat spinal disc degeneration in mice < /a >
Scientists reduced age-related disc degeneration in mice using an experimental drug combination that targets aging cells. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/genomic-origins-lung-cancer-never-smokers " > Genomic origins of lung cancer in never smokers < /a >
Researchers identified three subtypes of lung cancers in people who never smoked. The results could help guide more precise lung cancer treatments. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/hormone-links-exercise-cognitive-benefits " > Hormone links exercise with cognitive benefits < /a >
Researchers found that irisin, an exercise-induced hormone, improves cognitive performance in mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/parents-smoking-during-childhood-linked-rheumatoid-arthritis-later-life " > Parents ’ smoking during childhood linked to rheumatoid arthritis later in life < /a >
A study found that girls whose parents smoked cigarettes were 75% more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as adults. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/misdirected-antibodies-linked-severe-covid-19 " > Misdirected antibodies linked to severe COVID-19 < /a >
Antibodies that mistakenly target the body ’s own immune-system proteins may account for about 20% of COVID-19 deaths. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/how-fructose-may-contribute-obesity-cancer " > How fructose may contribute to obesity and cancer < /a >
Researchers gained insights that may explain the links between high fructose consumption, obesity, and certain cancers. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/early-treatment-convalescent-plasma-covid-19-doesnt-show-benefit " > Early treatment with convalescent plasma for COVID-19 doesn ’t show benefit < /a >
Convalescent plasma did not prevent COVID-19 from worsening when given to high-risk patients within the first week of their symptoms. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/some-brain-functions-may-improve-age " > Some brain functions may improve with age < /a >
Computer tests of attention and the ability to focus revealed that older adults actually improved in two of three key brain functions, at least until their mid-to-late 70s. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/vaccines-prevented-140000-covid-19-deaths-us " > Vaccines prevented up to 140,000 COVID-19 deaths in U.S. < /a >
A study estimated that COVID-19 vaccinations prevented nearly 140,000 deaths in the U.S. by May 2021. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/monoclonal-antibody-prevents-malaria-early-trial " > Monoclonal antibody prevents malaria in early trial < /a >
A monoclonal antibody prevented malaria in people for up to 36 weeks in a Phase 1 clinical trial. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/highly-processed-foods-form-bulk-us-youths-diets " > Highly processed foods form bulk of U.S. youths' diets < /a >
Highly processed foods accounted for two-thirds of the calories consumed by youth in the U.S. in 2018, researchers found. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/detergent-protein-kills-bacteria-human-cells " > Detergent-like protein kills bacteria in human cells < /a >
Researchers identified a protein that acts like a detergent to kill bacteria that get inside human cells. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/cellular-defect-found-inherited-sporadic-als " > Cellular defect found in inherited and sporadic ALS < /a >
Findings in lab-grown neurons derived from people with ALS suggested a strategy to treat both inherited and sporadic ALS. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/intranasal-covid-19-vaccine-effective-animal-studies " > Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine effective in animal studies < /a >
A nasal spray of a COVID-19 vaccine protected hamsters and monkeys against serious disease and reduced the amount of virus in the nose. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/high-dose-buprenorphine-opioid-withdrawal " > High-dose buprenorphine for opioid withdrawal < /a >
High-dose buprenorphine treatment of opioid withdrawal in an emergency department appeared safe and provided symptom relief within a few hours. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news