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Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge selects 10 semifinalists in first phase of competition
Each will receive $50,000 to develop prototypes of diagnostics to improve detection of drug resistant bacteria. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Tuberculosis Day
TB is the world ’s leading cause of death from an infectious disease, especially among women and children. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH achieves milestone to accelerate multisite clinical studies
CTSA Program paves way for nationwide single IRB model. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover urinary biomarker that may help track ALS
NIH-funded study suggests opportunity to find insights to neurological disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded scientists deploy CRISPR to preserve photoreceptors in mice
Gene-editing tool rescues photoreceptors from a variety of mutations. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Common tests for preterm birth not useful for routine screening of first-time pregnancies
Tests for short cervix, fetal fibronectin identify only a small number of cases, NIH study suggests. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Integrative health care and U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families
NCCIH ’s 2017 spring event schedule. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study identifies African-specific genomic variant associated with obesity
Findings highlight the importance of genomic studies in diverse populations. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study helps explain how zebrafish recover from blinding injuries
Decrease in neurotransmitter GABA triggers stem cell production in the retina. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

This World Kidney Day, pledge to maintain a healthy weight
NIH statement from Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers, Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

No benefit in treating mildly low thyroid function in pregnancy, NIH network study finds
Long-term study has found no differences in cognitive functioning among children born to mothers with subclinical hypothyroidism. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
NIH, CDC funded study finds many in both groups quickly develop kidney, nerve, eye diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Open Science Prize announces epidemic tracking tool as grand prize winner
Winning prototype aims to track spread of pathogens across the globe. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NCI launches study of African-American cancer survivors
Study will focus on lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Extreme temperatures may increase risk for low birth weight at term, NIH study suggests
Low birth weight refers to infants weighing less than 5.5 lbs. at birth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH consortium takes aim at vascular disease-linked cognitive impairment and dementia
MarkVCID brings team science approach to small vessel disease biomarkers in the brain. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Respiratory syncytial virus vaccine enters clinical testing
NIH-led trial to evaluate RSV vaccine ’s safety in healthy adults. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rare Disease Day at NIH event features advances in rare diseases research
Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million Americans. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH begins study of vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne diseases
Experimental vaccine targets mosquito saliva. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-supported trials of testosterone therapy in older men report mixed results
Hormone treatment improved bone strength and hemoglobin levels; may increase cardiovascular risk; had no effect on cognition. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Experimental PfSPZ malaria vaccine provides durable protection against multiple strains in NIH clinical trial
Earlier research found the vaccine to be safe, well-tolerated and protective for more than a year. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Investigational PfSPZ malaria vaccine demonstrates considerable protection in Malian adults for duration of malaria season
In 2015, 212 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide, and 429,000 people with malaria died. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Survival rate may be improving for extremely preterm infants
NIH-funded study also observes less neurological impairment among surviving infants. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH research helps explain how antibody treatment led to sustained remission of HIV-like virus
Research presents a new target for HIV prevention and treatment, and sheds light on how HIV develops. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

International study suggests Nodding syndrome caused by response to parasitic protein
NIH-funded study also identifies potential new mechanism for some forms of epilepsy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trial
NIH-funded research suggests zebrafish models may be efficient resource for identifying drugs for clinical use. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 9, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hair analysis may help diagnose Cushing Syndrome, NIH researchers report
Small study suggests that high cortisol level in hair may foretell hard-to-diagnose disorder. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Designer compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests a possible treatment for Alzheimer ’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Four pivotal NIH-funded artificial pancreas research efforts begin
Devices would replace traditional, manual methods for management of type 1 diabetes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aspirin may help increase pregnancy chances in women with high inflammation, NIH study finds
The women who benefited from the aspirin treatment had high levels of C-reactive protein. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aspirin may help prevent pregnancy loss in women with high inflammation, NIH study finds
The women who benefited from the aspirin treatment had high levels of C-reactive protein. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, NIH study suggests
Study findings underscore the importance of including both partners. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH to expand critical catalog for genomics research
NIH, NHGRI, expand, ENCODE, Encyclopedia of DNA Elements Project, expand, catalog, genomics, research. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis
Encouraging results help set stage for larger studies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program announces funding opportunity for community partners
Diverse community support vital for a cohort program reflective of the U.S. population. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma
NEI scientists find that stem cell exosomes promote survival of retinal ganglion cells in rats. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH initiates pilot grant program for innovative neurological research
Pilot award strategy designed to enhance funding stability to researchers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study finds premature death rates diverge in the United States by race and ethnicity
Researchers examined comprehensive data of premature death rates for the entire US population from 1999 to 2014. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TCGA study identifies genomic features of cervical cancer
Research network identifies novel genomic and molecular characteristics that may help target therapies. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Drug Formulary Will Help Expedite Use of Agents in Clinical Trials
NCI Formulary could ultimately translate into speeding the availability of more-effective treatment options to patients with cancer. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Biomarker in blood may help predict recovery time for sports concussions
Blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-sponsored expert panel issues clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sex hormone-sensitive gene complex linked to premenstrual mood disorder
Dysregulated cellular response to estrogen and progesterone suspected. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Parental obesity linked to delays in child development, NIH study suggests
Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 3, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Early-phase trial demonstrates shrinkage in pediatric neural tumors
Children with a common genetic disorder and tumors of the peripheral nerves tolerated the drug, most had tumor shrinkage. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 29, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hearing loss prevalence declining in U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 years
NIH and CDC- funded research also shows factors associated with a greater risk for hearing loss. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 15, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH awards aim to understand molecular changes during physical activity
Researchers to develop comprehensive map of molecular changes that occur from exercise. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 13, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Teen substance use shows promising decline
NIH Monitoring the Future survey shows use of most illicit substances down, but past year marijuana use relatively stable. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 13, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Veterans endure higher pain severity than nonveterans
National analysis includes first-ever comparison of pain prevalence, severity in veterans by age and sex. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 12, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Major General James Gilman, M.D., tapped to lead NIH Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., announces the selection of Major General James K. Gilman, M.D. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 7, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news