SARS-CoV-2 infection of the inner ear
Researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 can infect inner ear cells, which could explain the hearing and balance issues in some COVID-19 patients. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repurposing drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration
Researchers found that the antidepressant fluoxetine blocks the inflammation that leads to dry age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, a common cause of vision loss. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Therapy has long-lasting benefits for children with cerebral palsy
Sixty hours of a therapy called CIMT led to significant improvements in hand and arm function among children with cerebral palsy in a randomized trial. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A targeted antibiotic for treating Lyme disease
Researchers found that a neglected antibiotic called hygromycin A selectively kills the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Retraining the brain to treat chronic pain
After a treatment called pain reprocessing therapy, two-thirds of people with mild or moderate chronic back pain reported being mostly or completely pain-free. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna COVID-19 booster may protect against variants
A booster of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine increased levels of neutralizing antibodies against all variants of concern in a primate study. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapping the mammalian motor cortex
Researchers unveiled an atlas of cell types for the mammalian primary motor cortex, providing a roadmap for understanding the mammalian brain. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robotic massage helps regenerate muscles in mice
Researchers found that a type of massage therapy helped heal severely injured muscles in mice by clearing immune cells from the tissue. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common drug may have potential for treating Alzheimer ’s disease
Findings in mice and people suggest that an FDA-approved drug used for high blood pressure and swelling may alleviate symptoms 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 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Escaping stem cells play role in hair loss
Researchers observed stem cells responsible for hair growth escaping from hair follicles in aging mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repeats in the genetic code underlie some human variation
Researchers found that differences in repeats of DNA explain substantial variations in height, kidney function, hair curl, and blood lipids. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Researchers observed stem cells responsible for hair growth escaping from hair follicles in aging mice. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/repeats-genetic-code-underlie-some-human-variation " > Repeats in the genetic code underlie some human variation < /a >
Researchers found that differences in repeats of DNA explain substantial variations in height, kidney function, hair curl, and blood lipids. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding SARS-CoV-2 antibody binding
Researchers mapped where various antibodies bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The results could lead to more effective COVID-19 therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/understanding-sars-cov-2-antibody-binding " > Understanding SARS-CoV-2 antibody binding < /a >
Researchers mapped where various antibodies bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The results could lead to more effective COVID-19 therapies. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news