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Influenza Vaccine

Clinical Trial Testing Topical Cream Plus Influenza Vaccine in Progress

A Phase 1 clinical trial examining whether a topical cream can enhance the immune response conferred by a “pre-pandemic” influenza vaccine is underway at...
Chronic Pain, Sorafenib, miscarriage, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, RSV vaccine, aspirin, multiple sclerosis, HIV therapy, resilient coping, liver fibrosis, chronic diseases, birth risk, Alzheimer’s, Brain, Depression, Myeloma, cardiovascular disease, nervous system, addictions

NIH Study Broadens Understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the...

Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke....
Multiple Sclerosis

Study Finds Multiple Sclerosis Drug Slows Brain Shrinkage

Results from a clinical trial of more than 250 participants with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) revealed that ibudilast was better than a placebo in slowing down...
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NIH Research Program to Explore the Transition from Acute to Chronic...

The National Institutes of Health has launched the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures (A2CPS) program to investigate the biological characteristics underlying the transition from...
malaria

EXP2 Protein Helps Deadliest Malaria Parasite Obtain Nutrients During Infection

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have deciphered the role of a key protein that the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum uses to...
psychiatric conditions

Researchers Identify Key Brain Circuits for Reward-Seeking and Avoidance Behavior

Researchers have identified connections between neurons in brain systems associated with reward, stress, and emotion. Conducted in mice, the new study may help untangle...
Serotonin Receptor

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

Serotonin, known as the “happiness” neurotransmitter, is a chemical found in the body responsible for feelings of well-being. But serotonin isn’t the only chemical...
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Blood Test May Identify Gestational Diabetes Risk in First Trimester

A blood test conducted as early as the 10th week of pregnancy may help identify women at risk for gestational diabetes, a pregnancy-related condition that...
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Induced Labor at 39 Weeks May Reduce Likelihood of C-Section

Healthy first-time mothers whose labor was induced in the 39th week of pregnancy were less likely to deliver by cesarean section, compared to those...
epileptic seizures

Crowdsourcing Algorithms to Predict Epileptic Seizures

A study by University of Melbourne researchers reveals clinically relevant epileptic seizure prediction is possible in a wider range of patients than previously thought, thanks to...
Brain Disease

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a...
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Next Generation ALS Drug Silences Inherited Form of the Disease in...

NIH-funded researchers delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in rodents by injecting them with a second-generation drug designed to silence the gene, superoxide dismutase 1...
herbicide

Researchers Discover Natural Product That Could Lead to New Class of...

A garden can be a competitive environment. Plants and unseen microorganisms in the soil all need precious space to grow. And to gain that space,...
Malaria Parasites

NIH Researchers Identify Sequence Leading to Release of Malaria Parasites from...

The vacuole, a compartment inside human red blood cells in which malaria parasites reproduce and develop, takes on a distinct spherical shape just minutes...
respiratory syncytial virus

Early-Stage Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Trial Begins

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched a clinical trial of an investigational...
HIV vaccine

HIV Vaccine Elicits Antibodies in Animals That Neutralize Dozens of HIV...

An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site on HIV elicited antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys that neutralize...
Blood Mutations

Blood Mutations Could Contaminate Genetic Analyses of Tumors

Genetic mutations in blood cells that have made their way into tumors could be red herrings that mislead physicians looking for genetic changes in...
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Insufficient Vitamin D Linked to Miscarriage Among Women with Prior Pregnancy...

Among women planning to conceive after a pregnancy loss, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to become pregnant and...
biomimetic bone

Better Biomimetic Bone Focus of NIH Grant

The next generation of biomimetic orthopedic implants that incorporate citrate signaling may be possible thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the National Institute...
human eye disorders

NIH Researchers Identify How Eye Loss Occurs in Blind Cavefish

Loss of eye tissue in blind cavefish (Astyanax mexicanus), which occurs within a few days of their development, happens through epigenetic silencing of eye-related genes, according...