Biden Administration Ends Limit on Fetal Tissue Research
The decision reverses Trump administration rules and allows scientists to use tissue derived from elective abortions to develop treatments for diseases including cancer and AIDS. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Fetal Tissue Research Tissue (Human) Science and Technology Abortion Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health and Human Services Department National Institutes of Health International Society for St Source Type: news

Experimental antiviral for COVID-19 effective in hamster study
MK-4482 shows potential to prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 16, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

University of Colorado inter-campus collaboration wins R01 award for salivary gland cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Two University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers have received a five-year R01 Award for $497,893 per year from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study a potential new drug treatment for salivary gland cancer. The award is part of an inter-campus collaboration between Antonio Jimeno, MD, Ph.D., co-leader of the Developmental Therapeutics Program, and Tin Tin Su, Ph.D., co-leader of the Molecular and Cellular Oncology Program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded COVID-19 testing initiative aims to safely return children to in-person school
New RADx-UP research effort combines testing and safety measures in underserved populations. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH closes enrollment in trial comparing COVID-19 treatment regimens
Head-to-head trial unlikely to show difference between regimens. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH funds new influenza research network
Sites will study the natural history, transmission, and pathogenesis of influenza. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

$3M awarded to orthopedics researcher to study role of gut microbiome on osteoarthritis
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Michael Zuscik, Ph.D., Mack Clayton professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and director of the Colorado Program for Musculoskeletal Research, received a $3.175-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to analyze the link between the gut microbiome and osteoarthritis in the obese context and investigate whether strategies that shape the gut microbiome can halt or reverse the progression of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UGA to establish national NIH-funded center to fight flu
(University of Georgia) The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Georgia a contract to establish the Center for Influenza Disease and Emergence Research (CIDER). The contract will provide $1 million in first-year funding and is expected to be supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, for seven years and up to approximately $92 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Most differences in DNA binding compounds found at birth in children conceived by IVF not seen in early childhood
NIH study results bolster previous studies finding no growth, development differences with IVF. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH trial of anti-CD14 antibody to treat COVID-19 respiratory disease begins
The study will enroll between 300 and 350 hospitalized COVID-19 patients aged 18 years or older at 10 to 15 sites nationwide. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH experts discuss post-acute COVID-19
Symptoms can be wide-ranging in severity and duration, and may affect numerous organ systems. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore
The findings support early evaluation of children with habitual snoring (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH trial of anti-CD14 antibody to treat COVID-19 respiratory disease begins
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun. The Phase 2 trial, called the COVID-19 anti-CD14 Treatment Trial (CaTT), is sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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/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

Drug testing approach uncovers effective combination for treating small cell lung cancer
Scientists targeted a vulnerability in how the cancer cells reproduce. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 12, 2021 Category: American Health 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

Phase III prevention trial showed subcutaneous administration of investigational antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab reduced risk of symptomatic COVID-19 infections by 81%
Basel, 12 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today confirmed positive results from the phase III REGN-COV 2069 trial assessing the ability of the investigational antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab to reduce the risk and burden of COVID-19 infection among household contacts of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals. The trial, which was jointly run with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), met its primary and key secondary endpoints. It showed that the subcutaneous administration of casirivimab and imdevimab reduced the risk of sym...
Source: Roche Media News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phase III prevention trial showed subcutaneous administration of investigational antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab reduced risk of symptomatic COVID-19 infections by 81%
Basel, 12 April 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today confirmed positive results from the phase III REGN-COV 2069 trial assessing the ability of the investigational antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab to reduce the risk and burden of COVID-19 infection among household contacts of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals. The trial, which was jointly run with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), met its primary and key secondary endpoints. It showed that the subcutaneous administration of casirivimab and imdevimab reduced the risk of sym...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NIH training grant enhances opportunities for biomedical graduate students at AU
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Augusta University has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help support the graduate education of future scientists whose focus is cardiometabolic diseases -- like hypertension and diabetes -- which disproportionally affect minorities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Marshall University researcher receives $400K NIH grant to study nervous system development
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine) W. Christopher Risher, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been awarded a $399,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research on the differences in brain development between males and females. This line of research is critical for the development of novel, targeted therapies for individuals with neuropsychiatric developmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, that are known to present with significant sex differences, Risher said. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In memoriam: Steven Wallace, 63, renowned expert in public health equity and beloved mentor
Steven Wallace, an internationally renowned scholar on aging in communities of color and immigrant health and health policy, has died. He was 63.Among his important research and community-based projects with the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Wallace developed new approaches to assessing the economic security of older people through the California Elder Economic Security Standard Index, a tool that measures the actual cost of basic necessities for older adults, which was adopted into law in California and was used by the World Health Organization in its 2020 Decade of Healthy Aging report and will be used in Calif...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 9, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NIH experts call for accelerated research to address concurrent HIV and COVID-19 pandemics
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people with or at risk for HIV indirectly and direct. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded research team develops language test for people with Down syndrome
Language delays are common in people with Down syndrome. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fauci secretly funded gain of function research at Wuhan lab that produced Covid-19
(Natural News) Richard H. Ebright, a professor of chemical biology at Rutgers University, says that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Anthony Fauci “systematically thwarted” proper government oversight of dangerous pathogen research, a move that ultimately resulted in the creation of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). An oversight board specifically created to scrutinize such research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USC Stem Cell study explores 'synthetic' embryonic development with $2.5 million NIH grant
(Keck School of Medicine of USC) USC Stem Cell scientist Leonardo Morsut, Ph.D., received a $2.56 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design artificial genetic programs to perturb natural signaling networks and study how this inflects embryonic development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bioengineer wins NIH grant to attack cystic fibrosis
(Rice University) Rice University chemical and biomolecular engineer Xue Sherry Gao wins a prestigious National Institutes of Health R01 grant to develop personalized gene editing techniques for cystic fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NIH begins study of allergic reactions to Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines
A systemic allergic reaction to a vaccine occurs in one or more parts of the body beyond the injection site. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Understanding why people engage in 'extreme' drinking
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Using a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, addiction experts at the University of Missouri from the Department of Psychological Sciences hope to provide a more accurate picture of why people engage in extreme levels of drinking using a combination of portable breathalyzers and a smartphone app, along with laboratory data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University of South Florida receives five-year, $44.4 million NIH grant to study dementia
(University of South Florida (USF Health)) The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of South Florida total expected funds of $44.4 million over the next five years to study whether computerized brain training exercises can reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and dementias like Alzheimer's disease, in older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

USF receives $44 million grant for Alzheimer's study
The University of South Florida has received a national grant for $44.4 million to help its study on preventing Alzheimer's disease. The National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging awarded the funding over five years. The grant will self-fund the school's "Preventing Alzheimer’s with Cognitive Training" study. The study is expected to enroll new patients in April before rolling out across the U.S. "This gran t is a very large step to continue to promote USF Health as a leader… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Lauren Coffey Source Type: news

UA, UAMS Researchers Awarded $10.8M to Establish Metabolic Research Center
Researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences win a $10.8 million grant to establish the Arkansas Integrative Metabolic Research Center as an National Institutes of Health-designated Center of Biomedical Research Excellence. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

$10.8 million NIH grant to establish metabolic research center
(University of Arkansas) A $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to address the role of cell and tissue metabolism in rare and common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and mitochondrial disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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/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/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

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia
Test for rare genomic condition measures disease severity and success of liver transplantation for patients. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Grant gives Temple, Case Western scientists chance to study pathway behind heart failure
(Temple University Health System) Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, in collaboration with scientists at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals in Cleveland, have an opportunity to potentially break new ground in the development of heart failure therapies thanks to a new $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia
(NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a breath test that measures how well patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) respond to receiving liver or combined liver and kidney transplantation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Expands Phase 2a Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to Include Adolescents
New Brunswick, NJ (April 2, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) has begun vaccinating adolescent participants in the ongoing Phase 2a clinical trial for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on adolescents, not just with the complications of the disease, but with their education, mental health, and wellbeing,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “It is vital that we develop vaccines for eve...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Black History Month speaker shares path to building better workplaces
NIEHS welcomed Samantha-Rae Dickenson from the National Institutes of Health in honor of Black History Month. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Researchers devise more efficient, enduring CAR gene therapy to combat HIV
FINDINGSA UCLA research team has shown that using a truncated form of the CD4 molecule as part of a gene therapy to combat HIV yielded superiorand longer-lastingresults in mouse models than previous similar therapies using the CD4 molecule.This new approach to CAR T gene therapy — a type of immunotherapy that involves genetically engineering the body ’s own blood-forming stem cells to create HIV-fighting T cells— has the potential to not only destroy HIV-infected cells but to create “memory cells” that could provide lifelong protection from infection with the virus that causes AIDS.BACKGROUNDC...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Low-calorie diet and mild exercise improve survival for young people with leukemia
In some cancers, including leukemia in children and adolescents, obesity can negatively affect survival outcomes. Obese young people with leukemia are 50% more likely to relapse after treatment than their lean counterparts.Now,a study led by researchers at UCLA and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that a combination of modest dietary changes and exercise can dramatically improve survival outcomes for those with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer.The researchers found that patients who reduced their calorie intake by 10% or more and adopted a moderate exercise program imm...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The C.D.C. and N.I.H. launch a rapid, at-home testing initiative in Tennessee and North Carolina.
The new initiative is an important step in determining whether widespread rapid testing can help curb transmission of the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: internal-essential Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Disease Rates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institutes of Health Hamilton County (Tenn) Pitt County (NC) Source Type: news

NIH clinical trial evaluating Moderna COVID-19 variant vaccine begins
Early-stage trial to evaluate safety and immunogenicity. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trends for Graduate Student Enrollment and Postdoctoral Appointments in Science, Engineering, and Health Fields at U.S. Academic Institutions between 2017 and 2019
Between 2017 and 2019, the number of individuals receiving advanced science, engineering, and health ( SEH ) training at U.S. academic institutions increased by 7.8 % for master's students, 4.2 % for doctoral students, and 2.3 % for postdocs. These data and the other findings in this report are from the 2017 through 2019 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering ( GSS ) , sponsored by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health. Data from the GSS provide insight into the composition of the current ...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 31, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering : Fall 2019
This report presents data from the 2019 Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, sponsored by National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation and by the National Institutes of Health. The tables show trends within science, engineering, and selected health fields on graduate student enrollment, postdoc appointments, and other doctorate-holding nonfaculty researcher ( NFR ) appointments, as well as counts by selected characteristics, such as sex, race and ethnicity, citizenship, field of study, and primary source and mechanism of support. (Source...
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - March 31, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

CDC and NIH bring COVID-19 self-testing to residents in two locales
Participating households will receive free month-long supply of rapid tests aimed at reducing community transmission. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications
NIH-funded study shows early eye injections reduce vision-threatening complications; effect on vision similar to standard treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 31, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news