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Ketamine reverses neural changes underlying depression-related behaviors in mice

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 18:15
NIH-supported study sheds light on the neural mechanisms underlying remission of depression.

Releasing an immune system brake could help patients with rare but fatal brain infection

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 20:15
Small-scale, NIH-led clinical study offers early hope for developing a treatment.

NIH researchers make progress toward Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 17:30
EBV is herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis and is associated with certain cancers.

Kids living near major roads at higher risk of developmental delays, NIH study suggests

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 13:15
Previous studies have linked exposure to common air pollutants in pregnancy to low birthweight, preterm birth and stillbirth.

Physicians may overprescribe antibiotics to children during telemedicine visits

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 15:00
An NIH-funded review examined billing data from over 500,000 healthcare visits.

Scientists review influenza vaccine research progress and opportunities

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 14:30
Experts in immunology, virology, epidemiology, and vaccine development detail efforts to improve seasonal influenza vaccines.

Scientists explore new roles for RNA

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 15:00
Cells use RNA to communicate; researchers may be able to translate this information into clinical applications.

FDA-approved drug effectively treats rare chronic immune disorder

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 21:00
Small NIH clinical trial conducted in partnership with AstraZeneca.

Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of some infectious diseases

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 17:45
Health, substance use professionals must work together to thwart public health crisis.

NIH begins first-in-human trial of a universal influenza vaccine candidate

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:00
Investigational vaccine designed to provide broad, durable protection from flu.

Acute flaccid myelitis requires galvanized research response

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:30
NIH experts review puzzling muscle paralysis condition in children.

Gout treatment may help prevent obesity-related type 2 diabetes, suggests small NIH study

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 14:15
Colchicine may potentially reduce complications accompanying metabolic syndrome.

Harnessing T-cell “stemness” could enhance cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 18:00
Study sheds light on one way tumors may continue to grow despite the presence of cancer-killing immune cells.

Retinal prion disease study redefines role for brain cells

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 05:45
Microglia may benefit, not damage, photoreceptors.

NIH-led task force on pregnancy and lactation receives two-year renewal

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 19:00
Group to help enhance inclusion of pregnant women and nursing mothers in clinical research.

Cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue leads to successful birth in monkeys

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 18:00
NIH-funded study is an early step in effort to maintain fertility of childhood cancer patients.

NIH to test experimental drug to curb opioid cravings

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 16:00
Early stage trial opens at Clinical Center.

NIH study finds no evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 15:00
People taking the mineral for other medical reasons should stay the course.

Imaging method reveals long-lived patterns in cells of the eye

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 04:00
Technique could aid early detection and treatment of certain eye diseases.

Bench-to-bedside: NIMH research leads to brexanolone, first-ever drug specifically for postpartum depression

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:30
Approximately 1 in 9 women in the United States experiences symptoms.