NIH scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection
Taurine, which helps the body digest fats and oils, could offer treatment benefit. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

LSU Health awarded $2.5m grant to reduce stroke risk for obese women on contraceptives
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Rinku Majumder, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry& Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, a $2.5 million grant over four years to help reduce the high stroke risk to women with obesity who take estrogen-containing birth control pills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Interim Phase 1/2a Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
January 13, 2021 -- Interim Phase 1/2a data were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that the Company’s single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) – being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson – provided an immune response that lasted for at least 71 days, the duration of time measured in this study in participants aged 18-55 years. A preview of part of these interim data was posted on medRxiv in September 2020.The Phase 1/2a interim analysis showed that the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate induced a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Combination treatment for methamphetamine use disorder shows promise in NIH study
Therapy may be a promising addition to current approaches to treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists study salmonella swimming behavior as clues to infection
Bacteria commonly cause human gastroenteritis, inflammation of the lining of the intestines. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Blood test shows promise for early detection of acute heart transplant rejection
DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Capital Region receives $81.5M in NIH grants, the most in 12 years
Among the highlights from the Capital Region's haul of National Institutes of Health grants for 2020: GE Research in Niskayuna landed its highest total ever. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

How the human brain tracks location
Researchers deciphered how the human brain navigates physical spaces and keeps track of other people in real-world scenarios. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nanoparticles developed for traumatic brain injury
Researchers designed a system to effectively deliver drugs across the blood brain barrier in mice using nanoparticles. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH study suggests using cannabis while trying to conceive may reduce pregnancy chances
The women were part of a larger group trying to conceive after one or two prior miscarriages. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental coronavirus vaccine highly effective
Clinical trial results showed that the vaccine developed by NIH and Moderna is 94.1% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment
NIH-supported pilot study found team-based approach may improve buprenorphine care. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Researcher pursues virtual-reality therapy to aid patients with traumatic brain injuries
(University of Massachusetts Lowell) A UMass Lowell researcher developing innovative therapies for injured children and teens has received more than $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health to support that work. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH study suggests using cannabis while trying to conceive may reduce pregnancy chances
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Women who use marijuana could have a more difficult time conceiving a child than women who do not use marijuana, suggests a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Marijuana use among the women's partners--which could have influenced conception rates--was not studied. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A collaborative approach to treating opioid use disorder that relies heavily on community pharmacists is feasible and may increase adherence and participant satisfaction, according to a pilot study published today in Addiction. The study was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, through the NIDA Center for the Clinical Trials Network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals new details about how bacterial toxins cause life-threatening colitis
FINDINGSResearch led by scientists from UCLA and Harvard University has uncovered details about how the bacterium Clostridioides difficile causes excessive inflammation in the gut that can lead to potentially deadly colitis. Studying C. difficile toxin A, one of two toxins released by the bacterium, the researchers produced two key findings.They pinpointed which part of the toxic protein can permeate cell membranes to gain entry to cellular structures called endosomes, demonstrating that even fragments of the protein that contain that key segment are capable of accessing endosomes.In addition, they revealed how the toxin m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 8, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Stem cell treatment corrects skull shape and restores brain function in mouse model of childhood disorder
Scientists regenerate parts of the skull affected by craniosynostosis, a common birth defect. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 7, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

DNA-editing method shows promise to treat mouse model of progeria
Using a recently developed DNA base-editing technique, researchers correct accelerating aging disorder. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Identifying strategies to advance research on traumatic brain injury's effect on women
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) Analysis from a workshop convened by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) in 2017 reveals gaps in and opportunities for research to improve understanding of the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in women. A new paper in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation summarizes and updates the findings presented during the 'Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Women' workshop and provides strategies for advancing research efforts in this area. NINDS is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aging and cancer interplay explored at NIH workshop
Researchers discussed how aging influences cancer progression and how cancer accelerates aging, at National Institutes of Health event. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH Director ’s Awards honor dozens at NIEHS
Forty-four individuals at NIEHS will receive 2018 National Institutes of Health Director’s Awards for their exceptional efforts. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS scientists showcase work at NIH Research Festival
NIEHS scientists showcased their research at the National Institutes of Health Research Festival, which highlights in-house scientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

FARE awards recognize 17 NIEHS fellows for outstanding research
Seventeen NIEHS fellows were among 199 National Institutes of Health trainees to win a 2018 Fellows Award for Research Excellence. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The healing power of music
Scientists joined artists at Sound Health: Music and the Mind, a collaboration between the Kennedy Center and National Institutes of Health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New NIH approach to grant funding
On May 2, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., described an initiative regarding research grant awards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Eight NIEHS fellows present research at Postbac Poster Day
Eight NIEHS fellows joined nearly 700 at National Institutes of Health Postbac Poster Day, and one was the winner of a best poster award. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH research improves health for people with asthma
May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve health of those who have asthma. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS surpasses $100K goal for 2016 Combined Federal Campaign
NIEHS beat its $100,000 goal in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign, part of $2.4 million raised by the National Institutes of Health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Geneticist Collins continues on as National Institutes of Health director
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will continue as director of the National Institutes of Health and its groundbreaking research programs. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH launches new programs for children ’s environmental health
New initiatives by the National Institutes of Health encourage study of how a child’s early environment may affect health and development. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Disaster Research Response takes next steps
Aubrey Miller explains National Institutes of Health efforts to initiate studies after disasters, ensuring community involvement. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tenure means commitment to the future for two NIEHS scientists
Two NIEHS researchers, Guang Hu, Ph.D., and Scott Williams, Ph.D., were awarded tenure Aug. 1 by the National Institutes of Health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Towards greater diversity in science
Labor economist Donna Ginther, Ph.D., shared her research on racial, ethnic, and gender balance in National Institutes of Health grant awards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH launches large study of pregnant women and Zika
NIEHS is joining a National Institutes of Health study of risks that Zika infection poses to pregnant women, their fetuses, and infants. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Pride month celebrates sexual and gender diversity
The National Institutes of Health marked Pride 2016 by promoting health research and equal opportunity for sexual and gender minorities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Strong showing from NIEHS in NIH Director ’s Awards
Twenty-two NIEHS staff and contractors were selected for 2016 National Institutes of Health Director’s Awards — an exceptional showing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Ten postbacs represent NIEHS at NIH Postbac Poster Day
Ten NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows shared their research at the National Institutes of Health Postbac Poster Day. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

For Williams, tenure means continuing prolific research, mentoring
Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Reproductive Medicine Group, was awarded tenure from the National Institutes of Health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New NIH-EPA research centers to study environmental health disparities
National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have funded new centers to study environmental health disparities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH expands research on children ’s environmental health
The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative, called ECHO, to study environmental impact on child health and development. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Large clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for mild/moderate COVID-19
The Phase 2/3 clinical trial will evaluate experimental antibodies BRII-196 and BRII-198.   (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 5, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Making metabolomics data more useful in the study of health risks
(University of Massachusetts Amherst) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician Raji Balasubramanian a four-year, $1.37 million grant to advance the analysis of data from metabolomics research. These studies examine at the molecular level the links between metabolic action and the risk of chronic health conditions, from heart disease and stroke to breast cancer and other complex disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biologist collaborates on computational modeling tools to predict efficacy of cancer drugs
(Northern Arizona University) Computational systems biologist Richard Posner, a professor in Northern Arizona University's Department of Biological Sciences, has received a $1.4 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue building software tools for modeling cancer pathways responsible for aberrant signaling of growth and proliferation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5G and 4G both linked to cell and tissue damage, DNA destruction
(Natural News) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a report outlining the risks and dangers posed by both 5G and 4G wireless technologies, which are linked to acute and persistent oxidative stress in the body. Prolonged exposure to 5G and 4G radiation can result in damage to cells, tissues, proteins and DNA, as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scans Reveal How COVID-19 Can Harm the Brain
THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2020 -- Blood vessel damage and inflammation in the brains of deceased COVID-19 patients suggest the damage is not caused by the virus, but the body's immune response to it. Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Transfusions with higher red blood cell levels do not improve preterm baby outcomes
(George Mason University) National Institutes of Health-funded randomized clinical trial is the largest study to-date to compare thresholds for blood transfusions in premature babies, offers guidance for health care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants
Very low birthweight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Peer-reviewed report on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine publishes
Data from Phase 3 clinical trial confirm vaccine is effective. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 30, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news