Genetics of sudden unexplained death in children
Researchers identified genetic mutations associated with sudden unexplained death in children, or SUDC. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental mRNA HIV vaccine shows promise in animals
A novel HIV vaccine using mRNA technology was safe and reduced the risk of HIV-like infection in monkeys. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testing ways to encourage exercise
A large nationwide study identified inexpensive interventions that boosted weekly gym visits by up to 27%. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Research Highlights — Basic Research Insights
With NIH support, scientists across the United States and around the world conduct wide-ranging research to discover ways to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Groundbreaking NIH-funded research often receives top scientific honors. In 2021, these honors included Nobel Prizes to five NIH-supported scientists. Here ’s just a small sample of the NIH-supported research accomplishments in 2021. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Research Highlights — Promising Medical Findings
With NIH support, scientists across the United States and around the world conduct wide-ranging research to discover ways to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Groundbreaking NIH-funded research often receives top scientific honors. In 2021, these honors included Nobel Prizes to five NIH-supported scientists. Here ’s just a small sample of the NIH-supported research accomplishments in 2021. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2021 Research Highlights — Human Health Advances
With NIH support, scientists across the United States and around the world conduct wide-ranging research to discover ways to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Groundbreaking NIH-funded research often receives top scientific honors. In 2021, these honors included five NIH-supported scientists who received Nobel Prizes. Here ’s just a small sample of the NIH-supported research accomplishments in 2021. For more health and medical research findings from NIH, visit NIH Research Matters. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antiviral drug shows promise against COVID-19 and RSV
A drug called 4 ’-fluorouridine effectively treated both COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in animals. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viagra associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer ’s disease
Findings of a new study support further investigation of sildenafil as a possible treatment for 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) - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daytime meals may reduce health risks of night shift work
A small study found that eating only during the daytime prevented the high blood sugar linked to night shift work. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer cells drain energy from immune cells
Researchers found that cancer cells use straw-like nanotubes to siphon mitochondria from immune cells, essentially draining their energy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measuring protection after COVID-19 vaccination
In people who received two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, levels of antibodies found in the blood correlated with protection against illness. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why you feel full after eating
Researchers identified brain cells that help suppress hunger and regulate food intake. The findings may help lead to better treatments for excessive eating and obesity. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists identify a culprit for chronic itch
The discovery of an immune substance that sensitizes and enhances the activity of itch-sensing neurons suggests a treatment strategy for persistent itchy skin conditions. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Searching for new antibiotics in the human body
Researchers identified tiny pieces of protein produced by the body that could be synthesized and potentially developed into new antibiotics. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain receptor linked to puberty and growth
Researchers identified a brain receptor that links childhood nutrition to the timing of puberty and growth. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news