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

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/combination-therapy-methamphetamine-use-disorder " > Combination therapy for methamphetamine use disorder < /a >
A combination of two medications helped some people with heavy methamphetamine use to quit. (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

Experimental treatment helps patients hospitalized with COPD
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

Low-fat diet compared to low-carb diet
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

Combination therapy for methamphetamine use disorder
A combination of two medications helped some people with heavy methamphetamine use to quit. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/gut-bacteria-use-nutrient-fight-germs " > Gut bacteria use nutrient to fight off germs < /a >
Research in mice showed that gut bacteria use an essential amino acid to protect the host from invading pathogens. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/brown-fat-associated-less-heart-metabolic-disease " > Brown fat associated with less heart and metabolic disease < /a >
People with measurable levels of brown fat were less likely to have type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, or high blood pressure. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/study-examines-measures-slow-covid-19-spread " > Study examines measures to slow COVID-19 spread < /a >
A modeling study of SARS-CoV-2 spread in Hunan, China could help inform better policies to control the spread of COVID-19 while balancing economic impact. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria use nutrient to fight off germs
Research in mice showed that gut bacteria use an essential amino acid to protect the host from invading pathogens. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brown fat associated with less heart and metabolic disease
People with measurable levels of brown fat were less likely to have type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart failure, or high blood pressure. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news