Diagnosing hidden hearing loss
Researchers developed a method, based on word recognition, to estimate a loss of nerve functioning in the inner ear that can cause hearing problems. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater
A system that combined advanced sample preparation with powerful computer analysis was able to identify individual SARS-CoV-2 variants in wastewater. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding how sound suppresses pain
Scientists used mice to identify brain circuits through which sound can blunt pain. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aging insights from reptiles and amphibians
Researchers identified patterns in the aging rates and longevity of reptiles and amphibians that suggest how these traits evolved. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyberbullying linked with suicidal thoughts and attempts in young adolescents
Young adolescents who experienced cyberbullying had an increased risk of suicidal thoughts or attempts. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise-induced molecule reduces obesity in mice
Researchers found that a molecule produced during exercise by various mammals, including people, reduces food consumption and obesity in mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain cells that control sickness symptoms
Researchers identified a group of neurons in mice that trigger sickness symptoms, such as fever and loss of appetite, in response to infections. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using viruses to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections
In several patients, treatment of bacterial lung infections with viruses called phages eliminated the infection. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long COVID symptoms linked to inflammation
Prolonged inflammation after SARS-CoV-2 infections caused permanent damage to lungs and kidneys, affected the brain, and correlated with behavioral changes in hamsters, suggesting a mechanism for the symptoms of Long COVID in people. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Priming the brain to learn
After people were incidentally exposed to new objects, they learned to categorize them faster when explicitly taught to recognize them later. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combination antibody treatment for HIV
A combination of anti-HIV antibodies suppressed the virus for several months without the need for daily antiretroviral therapy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved dietary supplement for age-related macular degeneration
Replacing a component of a dietary supplement for treating age-related macular degeneration improved its safety and efficacy over a 10-year period. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How breathing activates lung defenses against viruses
Researchers used advanced tissue chip technology to learn how the physical forces of breathing help boost immunity in lung tissue. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood marker shows potential for tracking frontotemporal dementia
Blood levels of a protein called NfL could help identify people with a brain disease called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, even in its early stages. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment for macular edema has long-lasting gains
A treatment for macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion yielded vision gains for at least five years, although many patients required ongoing treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - May 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news