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Zika infection during pregnancy may disrupt fetal oxygen supply

3 hours 36 min ago
NIH-funded study observes virus-induced placental damage in monkeys.

NIH scientists find microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity

6 hours 21 min ago
Insights may inform wound management techniques.

Hold the salt: gut reaction may impair the brains of mice

8 hours 36 min ago
NIH-funded study suggests impaired blood flow and dementia can result from a high-salt diet.

Memory gene goes viral

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:15
NIH-funded research reveals novel method for transferring genetic material between neurons

New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:45
COPD, a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.

NIH study shows steep increase in rate of alcohol-related ER visits

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:45
Increases were larger among females than males, providing more evidence of narrowing gender gaps in alcohol-related harms in the U.S.

Brian Berridge tapped to manage National Toxicology Program

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 17:30
NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine different federal agencies.

The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forward

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 14:00
No longer the future of medicine, gene therapy is part of present-day clinical treatment.

NIH researchers report first 3D structure of DHHC enzymes

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 19:00
Finding promises to improve drug design for common forms of cancer.

NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trials

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:00
Findings may aid design of trials to assess strategies to control HIV without drugs.

Iodine deficiency may reduce pregnancy chances, NIH study suggests

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:30
Iodine is used by the body to regulate metabolism, bone growth, and brain development in children.

MERS antibodies produced in cattle safe, treatment well tolerated in Phase 1 trial

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:00
Since 2012, the MERS coronavirus has spread to 27 countries and sickened more than 2,000 people

Stem cell transplant for severe scleroderma improves survival, quality of life

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:00
NIH-funded study finds transplantation superior to treatment with immune-suppressing drug.

Cellular barcoding helps scientists understand the behavior of stem cells

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 18:00
Use of labeling technology in mice leads to discoveries in process of natural blood formation.

DASH ranked Best Diet Overall for eighth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:45
Diet helps people prevent and treat high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol.

DASH ranked Best Diet Overall for eighth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 13:45
Diet helps people prevent and treat high blood pressure, lower blood cholesterol.

NIH discovery brings stem cell therapy for eye disease closer to the clinic

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:00
Stem cell-derived retinal cells need primary cilia to support survival of light-sensing photoreceptors.

Zika remains a research and public health challenge, say NIAID scientists

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 14:00
The virus has become established in more than 80 countries, infected millions of people, and left many babies with birth defects.

Chemical from cactus-like plant shows promise in controlling surgical pain, while leaving touch and coordination intact, rat study shows

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 20:00
Plant molecule could be used to block postoperative incisional pain.

Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:30
Using fruit flies, NIH researchers provide molecular basis for theory of aging.