NIH study suggests people with rare diseases face significantly higher health care costs
Research provides new evidence of the potential impact of rare diseases on public health. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 22, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

N.I.H. Says Bat Research Group Failed to Submit Prompt Virus Findings
The federal agency told a G.O.P. House member that it had notified EcoHealth Alliance, a group criticized for its U.S.-funded work with Wuhan scientists, to file data within five days. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and Benjamin Mueller Tags: EcoHealth Alliance National Institutes of Health Republican Party Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Research United States Politics and Government Viruses Comer, James R Collins, Francis S Source Type: news

Study finds link between sleep habits and weight gain in newborns
NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy, (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

COVID vaccine booster increases antibody responses, is protective in rhesus macaques
Different mRNA-1273 boosters are equally protective against variants. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal, engineered to eliminate that sugar and avoid an immune system attack. Surgeons attached the pig kidney to a pair of large blood vessels outside the body of a deceased recipient so they cou...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Research wire Source Type: news

Scientists Successfully Attached a Pig Kidney to Human For the First Time
Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants. Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar in pig cells, foreign to the human body, causes immediate organ rejection. The kidney for this experiment came from a gene-edited animal, engineered to eliminate that sugar and avoid an immune system attack. Surgeons attached the pig kidney to a pair of large blood vessels outside the body of a deceased recipient so they cou...
Source: TIME: Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Carla K. Johnson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Research wire Source Type: news

NIH launches program to map a rare type of non-dividing cells implicated in human health and disease
Senescent cells are a rare type of cells that play both positive and negative roles in biological processes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 20, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Genetic testing of the siblings of newborns with cancer genes could reduce rare pediatric cancer deaths by half, NIH-funded analysis suggests
These benefits are comparable to those found in studies testing the relatives of adult cancer patients with known cancer-causing mutations. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 19, 2021 Category: American Health 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

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/escaping-stem-cells-play-role-hair-loss " > Escaping stem cells play role in hair loss < /a >
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

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

F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots
The agency may act this week, when it is expected to authorize booster shots for recipients of the Moderna and Johnson& Johnson vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Tags: Food and Drug Administration Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccination and Immunization Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Johnson & Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) National Institutes of Health Regulation and Deregula Source Type: news

Drexel awarded $14M NIH grant to recruit diverse faculty for health disparities research
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Drexel University $14.4 million to recruit and mentor diverse faculty doing research on health disparities. The five-year grant was made to Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Nursing and Health Professions. The money will be used to hire, retain and support diverse, early-career researchers who are focusing on health disparities research related to aging, chronic disease and/or en vironmental determinants. The funding was made… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Drexel awarded $14M NIH grant to recruit diverse faculty for health disparities research
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Drexel University $14.4 million to recruit and mentor diverse faculty doing research on health disparities. The five-year grant was made to Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health and College of Nursing and Health Professions. The money will be used to hire, retain and support diverse, early-career researchers who are focusing on health disparities research related to aging, chronic disease and/or en vironmental determinants. The funding was made… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Interferon does not improve outcomes for hospitalized adults with COVID-19
Results of NIH clinical trial published today. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify brain circuitry in rodents that may be responsible for negative emotional aspects of pain
Researchers measured the activity of dopamine neurons in part of the brain ’s “reward system,” which process rewards and orchestrate motivated behavior. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health 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

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 decade after gene therapy, children born with deadly immune disorder remain healthy
Over a decade ago, UCLA physician-scientists began using a pioneering gene therapy they developed to treat children born with a rare and deadly immune system disorder.They now report that the effects of the therapy appear to be long-lasting, with 90% of patients who received the treatment eight to 11 years ago still disease-free.ADA-SCID, oradenosine deaminase –deficient severe combined immunodeficiency, is caused by mutations in the gene that creates the ADA enzyme, which is essential to a functioning immune system. For babies with the disease, exposure to everyday germs can be fatal, and if untreated, most will die...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The FDA ’s Vaccine Expert Panel Recommends Approval of a J & J Booster for Anyone Who Had an Initial Shot
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expert vaccine panel on Friday, Oct. 15, recommended a booster dose of the Johnson&Johnson-Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. In a unanimous vote, the 19-member panel recommended the booster for anyone who was previously immunized with the vaccine, at least two months after the that first dose. With the advice, the panel has now backed boosters for all three vaccines currently available in the US. J&J’s vaccine is the only one authorized in the U.S. (and globally) that requires only a single dose. If the FDA accepts the committee’s decision, which it is expected to ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Antibody treatment for MIS-C works by depleting inflammatory immune cells
NIH-funded study explains how intravenous immune globulin helps children with rare COVID condition. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Buprenorphine misuse decreased among U.S. adults with opioid use disorder from 2015-2019
NIH study highlights the need to expand buprenorphine-based treatment while monitoring and reducing misuse. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH RADx initiative expands COVID-19 testing innovation for additional types of rapid tests
The home and point-of-care testing platforms target the need for high-performance, low-cost home tests and point-of-care tests that can potentially detect multiple respiratory infections. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brain activity patterns after trauma may predict long-term mental health
Study shows link between post-trauma brain activity and symptoms of anxiety, PTSD six months later. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 14, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

EXPOSED: Emails show Fauci funded training at Wuhan's most deadly lab
(Natural News) Another bombshell has been dredged up from the email archives of Tony Fauci, whom we now know funneled American taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) via the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The National Pulse found that Fauci gave cash to the Chinese lab to help train employees in how... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data from Federal Scientists Raise Questions About J. & J. Booster Shots
People who have received the company ’s one-shot vaccine may benefit from a booster with another brand. F.D.A. advisers will discuss the data on Friday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer and Noah Weiland Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Delta Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Johnson & Pfizer Inc Clinical Trials Food and Drug Administration Moderna Inc Research United States Politics and Government National Institutes of Health Source Type: news

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines for boosters safe, effective, study finds
Mixing COVID-19 vaccines for boosters is safe and effective, according to the results of a National Institutes of Health-led study released Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxytocin does not improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, NIH-funded study suggests
Findings from study believed to be largest of its kind contradict smaller studies showing treatment ’s promise. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

High dose of concentrated therapy produces several lasting benefits for children with cerebral palsy
Findings on Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy may inform updates to clinical practice guidelines. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New, highly innovative NIH research awards to address health disparities and advance health equity
Eleven grants were awarded to support the work of exceptionally creative researchers across the United States through the NIH Common Fund ’s Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity initiative. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dr. Paul Stoffels, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson To Retire, Effective December 31, 2021
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (October 12, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that Paul Stoffels M.D., currently Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson, will retire from the Company effective December 31, 2021.As the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Stoffels spearheaded the company’s research and product pipeline leading teams across sectors to set the company-wide mandate to discover and develop transformational healthcare solutions. Under his leadership, Johnson & Johnson revitalized its innovati...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

NIH director Francis Collins lied and committed treason, but the media refuses to report it
(Natural News) Obama appointee and outgoing National Institutes of Health (NIH) head Francis Collins has many skeletons in his closet that the mainstream media is ignoring in its quest to celebrate Collins’ longtime tenure at the agency. Collins delivered a laughable statement this week claiming that he “fundamentally believe[s] … that no single person should... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Precision medicine data dive shows water pill may be viable to test as Alzheimer ’s treatment
NIH-funded research reveals clinical trial candidate for those with genetic risk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 8, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Institutes of Health awards TriAltus Bioscience $256,000 NIH grant
A local biotech company has secured a six-figure grant. TriAltus Bioscience has been awarded a $256,576 Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institutes of Health for its project called “Universal affinity membrane chromatography for rapid, one-step purification of proteins" that aims to make use of TriAltus’ pa tented protein purification technology. The highly competitive STTR program funds joint research proposals from small businesses that partner with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. The pain management program is Cambridge-based 1910 Genetics' first disclosed target. The grant requires the company to come up with a lead drug candidate by next December, with the option to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Francis Collins resigns from NIH after being exposed for involvement in illegal gain-of-function research
(Natural News) On Tuesday, National Institutes of Health (NIH) head Francis Collins resigned from his post following the revelation that he lied about funding illegal gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China. Instead of jail time or the gallows, Collins is apparently strolling off into the sunset as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concussions and kids: Project co-led by UCLA gets $10 million grant from NIH
A research project co-led by theUCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Programaimed at improving the assessment and treatment of concussions in school-aged children has been awarded $10 million by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health.The grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium, agroup of academic medical centers studying pediatric concussions, will supportConcussion Assessment, Research and Education for Kids, or CARE4Kids, a multisite study that will enroll more than 1,300 children and teens nationwide, including an estimated 240 in Southern California.CARE4Kids re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
New study highlights stark disparities in caregiver deaths by race and ethnicity, calls for urgent public health response. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UTSA gets nearly $13M for brain cancer research
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $12.5 million to researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio to advance new methods for studying genetic brain disorders. UTSA will assist in the five-year study into the treatment of multiple neurological diseases, including epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Bernard Arulanandam, vice president for research, economic development and knowledge enterprise at UTSA, said the NIH grant is one of the largest research awards th e university has ever received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Mass. biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Pain relief, no opioids: Mass. biotech gets NIH grant for new drug
Months after launching publicly with $26 million in venture funding, biotech startup 1910 Genetics has inked its first government contract. The startup will explore non-opioid pain relief with the help of a $550,000 grant through the National Institutes of Health's Small Business Technology Transfer program. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

UCLA study maps major circuit in the mouse brain
A UCLA study using mice reveals new insights into the wiring of a major circuit in the brain that is attacked by Parkinson ’s and Huntington’s diseases. The findings could hone scientists’ understanding of how diseases arise in the human brain and pinpoint new targets for treatment.Published today in Nature, the research is part of a package of 17 articles  bytheBRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network. The national consortium of neuroscientists aims to unlock the mysteries of the primary motor cortex, a part of the mammalian brain that controls movement.With funding from the National Institute of Mental...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

People with substance use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections
Co-occurring health disorders appear to contribute to increased risk, NIH study suggests. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH BRAIN Initiative Unveils Detailed Atlas of the Mammalian Primary Motor Cortex
Atlas and cell census represent the initial products of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH researchers link depression during pregnancy to placental gene modifications
Findings suggest need for long-term studies of children born to mothers who experienced depression in pregnancy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

N.I.H. Director to Step Down by the End of 2021
The agency ’s director under three presidents said he was planning to shift his focus back to the lab, and that he hoped his replacement would be a woman. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Weiland and Gina Kolata Tags: Collins, Francis S Appointments and Executive Changes National Institutes of Health United States Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Fauci, Anthony S Biden, Joseph R Jr Source Type: news

$6.2 million NIH grant to support UCLA study of how COVID-19 causes multiple organ failure
Researchers from the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of  Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes damage throughout the body.The Director ’s Transformative Research Award was presented through the NIH’s prestigious High Risk, High Reward program, which supports creative and unconventional approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research. What makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, so dangerous for some people is that although it is a respi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 5, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Francis Collins to Retire as NIH Director by Year's End
Collins has announced his intent to step down after leading the National Institutes of Health for more than 12 years. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis S. Collins to Step Down by End of Year
Dr. Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health for 12 years, said Tuesday he is stepping down, capping a career in which he directed crucial research into the human genome and the fight against serious diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and COVID-19. Collins said he was “grateful and proud of the NIH staff and the scientific community, whose extraordinary commitment to lifesaving research delivers hope to the American people and the world every day.” He said the decision to step down at year’s end was “a difficult one.” “I fundamentally believe, howe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DINO HAZELL/AP Tags: Uncategorized Public Health wire Source Type: news