< 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