Blood test for early Alzheimer ’s detection
Researchers developed a blood test that could detect Alzheimer ’s disease-promoting compounds in the blood long before symptoms emerged. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paxlovid reduces serious risks from Omicron variants
The antiviral treatment Paxlovid reduced the risk of hospitalization or death from SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variants in older adults by 44%. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2022 Research Highlights — Basic Research Insights
Noteworthy NIH advances in basic research include progress in understanding and treating Alzheimer ’s disease, discoveries about how the microbiome affects human health, and learning how mosquitos find us. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2022 Research Highlights — Human Health Advances
NIH accomplishments in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment include insights into Covid-19 vaccines, advances for type 1 diabetes, and a robotic exoskeleton that helps people walk. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2022 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Findings
NIH findings with potential for enhancing human health include a potential cause of multiple sclerosis, understanding the effects of sleep, and progress towards an HIV vaccine. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Machine learning approach detects brain tumor boundaries
Data from thousands of patients with glioblastoma worldwide were used to develop an accurate model for detecting tumor boundaries. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smart bandage improves wound healing in mice
A smart bandage used wireless power to protect and monitor wounds, provide feedback on tissue health, and encourage healing using electrical current. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress toward an eventual HIV vaccine
An experimental HIV vaccine elicited broadly neutralizing antibody precursors in people and may lead to an effective vaccine strategy for HIV. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alzheimer ’s tied to cholesterol, abnormal nerve insulation
Researchers found evidence that the Alzheimer ’s-related gene APOE4 disrupts cholesterol management in the brain and weakens insulation around nerve fibers. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using mRNA technology for a universal flu vaccine
A vaccine using mRNA technology induced an immune response in mice and ferrets against a broad range of different influenza types. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Racial residential segregation and airborne toxic metals
Air pollution in racially segregated communities contained more toxic metals than in well-integrated communities. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient viral DNA may help humans fight infections
Researchers found that stretches of viral DNA long embedded in the human genome can produce proteins that help block infection by viruses. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune cells control waste clearance in the brain
Scientists identified a type of immune cell that helps clear waste products in the brain, suggesting new strategies for preventing and treating Alzheimer ’s disease and related disorders. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 disrupts gut microbiome
Researchers found that COVID-19 disrupts the gut microbiome and gut lining, allowing pathogenic bacteria to thrive and enter the bloodstream. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Black Death shaped human evolution
Genetic variants that helped the immune system fight the Black Death may have had the side effect of increasing susceptibility to autoimmune diseases. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news