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Older biologic age linked to elevated breast cancer risk

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:00
NIH scientists use epigenetics to help predict disease development.

Scientists identify unique subtype of eczema linked to food allergy

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:15
Children with both conditions have abnormal skin near eczema lesions, NIH-funded research finds

Nitisinone increases melanin in people with albinism

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:00
NIH clinical study results suggest the drug could help protect skin and prevent vision problems

Monthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disorders

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:30
Study results on long-acting injection formulation now published.

Long periods of sedentary behavior may increase cardiovascular risk in older women

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:00
Reducing their sedentary time by just an hour a day appears to lower risk.

Study unveils a blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:00
NIH-funded, preclinical study suggests a common form of brain cancer may be treated with combination radio- and chemotherapy

Neuromelanin-sensitive MRI identified as a potential biomarker for psychosis

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:00
NIH-funded study found NM-MRI able to measure dopamine function associated with psychosis.

New protocol could ease diagnosis of bacterial infections in infants

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:00
Findings promise to reduce need for spinal tap, antibiotics, and hospitalizations.

Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:00
FDA- and NIH-funded study finds unexpected sensory variant exclusive to African-Americans.

NIH clinical trial to track outcomes of liver transplantation from HIV-positive donors to HIV-positive recipients

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:15
Study follows passage of HOPE Act of 2013, allowing people with HIV to become organ donors.

NIH names Dr. Noni H. Byrnes director of the Center for Scientific Review

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:00
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins M.D., Ph.D., announced today the selection of Noni H. Byrnes, Ph.D., as director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR), effective Feb. 17, 2019.

Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 21:30
Researchers measured pain’s impact on normal work activities, people’s health status, and health care use.

Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:00
Study helps solve mystery of how sleep protects against heart disease.

Patients to share personal journeys at NIH Rare Disease Day events

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 19:00
Connect with patients about navigating life with a rare disease.

NIH researchers home in on genes linked to age-related macular degeneration

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:00
Findings point to potential treatment strategies.

Inexpensive supplement for women increases infant birth size

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:00
Findings from NIH-funded study could combat undernutrition in poor areas of the world.

Acyclovir labeling now includes details for treating premature infants infected with herpes virus

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 14:00
NIH-funded study provides information on drug’s dosing and use in newborns.

Study of PrEP and vaginal ring for HIV prevention begins in girls and young women

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:00
NIH-supported research aims to expand HIV prevention choices.

NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:45
Findings may have immediate impact on clinical practice.

Mega docking library poised to speed drug discovery

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:00
One billion-plus compounds – weeded of “decoys” – expected by 2020.