Structure of hepatitis C proteins reveals viral vulnerabilities
The structure of key hepatitis C virus proteins provides new insights into how the virus invades cells and could inform development of vaccines or antiviral therapies. (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

E-cigarettes linked with blood vessel damage
Both cigarette smokers and e-cigarette users had impaired blood vessel function and increased, but different, signs of inflammation. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How timing of eating affects metabolism and weight gain
A study in mice found that eating burns more energy when restricted to certain times of the day. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin compounds associated with attractiveness to mosquitoes
People with higher levels of compounds called carboxylic acids on their skin were more attractive to mosquitoes, and remained so for years. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental cat allergy shots provide longer-lasting relief
An experimental approach that combines cat allergy shots with a monoclonal antibody led to more effective relief that continued a year after treatment ended. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“Slow” vaccine delivery improves immune response to HIV
An experimental HIV vaccine, delivered as increasing doses over several days, led to long-lasting and diverse antibody production in monkeys. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential contributor to sex differences in Alzheimer ’s risk
An enzyme that is more abundant in women contributes to the buildup of tau tangles in the brain, a hallmark 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 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic exoskeleton helps people walk
Researchers created a robotic leg exoskeleton that provides personalized walking assistance under real-world conditions. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds block pain without sedation in mice
Researchers identified several compounds that activate a specific pain-blunting receptor on cells. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bionic pancreas simplifies management of type 1 diabetes
A bionic pancreas managed blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes better and with less user input than existing methods. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No association of Viagra and Cialis with reduced Alzheimer ’s disease risk
Researchers found no evidence that the drugs Viagra and Cialis reduce the risk of Alzheimer ’s and related dementias. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swarm of tiny robots scrub teeth
Tiny magnetically controlled “robots” that can scrub experimental teeth might one day be adapted to help people who lack the fine motor skills to brush and floss on their own. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing how SARS-CoV-2 mutations might affect rapid tests
Scientists developed a method that can assess thousands of potential mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and identify those that could affect performance of rapid antigen tests. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telehealth improves treatment for opioid use disorder
People with opioid use disorder who received telehealth services were more likely to stay on their medications and had a lower risk of overdose during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spirituality, religion linked to heart health among Black Americans
Religion and spirituality were associated with improved heart health in a study of 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 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news