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News Releases - August 2013

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NIH observes 20th anniversary of Womenís Interagency HIV Study

August 30, 2013 — The largest and longest-running study to investigate the impact of HIV on women in the United States marks its 20th anniversary this month.

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Increased risk of neurological, cognitive deficits in youth with HIV

August 29, 2013 — NIH network finding underscores need for youth with HIV to obtain prompt treatment.

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2013 Avant-Garde Awards explore HIV without AIDS, protective genes

August 29, 2013 — NIHís HIV/AIDS research awards will also look at vaccine innovations.

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Single gene change increases mouse lifespan by 20 percent

August 29, 2013 — NIH intramural study also shows that individual organs are affected differently.

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Investigational oral regimen for hepatitis C shows promise in NIH trial

August 27, 2013 — Side effects minimized with combination therapy in hard-to-treat patients.

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NIH study links Hodgkin lymphoma treatment to possible risk of stomach cancer

August 26, 2013 — While the cure rate for this disease is high, there is a risk of developing secondary cancers.

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Researchers find essential brain circuit in visual development

August 26, 2013 — NIH-funded study could lead to new treatments for amblyopia.

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Protein-based urine test predicts kidney transplant outcomes

August 22, 2013 — NIH-funded study provides more evidence supporting development of noninvasive tests.

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NIH study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brainís control of behavior

August 22, 2013 — Findings provide biological mechanism that helps explain compulsive alcohol use.

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Endocannabinoids trigger inflammation that leads to diabetes

August 19, 2013 — NIH scientists identify possible treatment target for type 2 diabetes.

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3-D images show flame retardants can mimic estrogens in NIH study

August 19, 2013 —They could possibly disrupt the bodyís endocrine system.

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Anti-HIV drugs may protect against puberty delays in HIV-infected children

August 15, 2013 — NIH-funded study shows children on newer regimens closer to normal timetable.

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NIH funds research to explore a cell communication process

August 13, 2013 — Researchers will investigate the emerging field of extracellular RNA and its role in human health conditions.

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NIH issues online course on screening youth for alcohol problems

August 12, 2013 — Program will help health care professionals conduct interventions with youth.

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Undergraduate biomedical engineering teams win NIH competition

August 12, 2013 — Winners awarded for diagnostics, therapeutics, and technologies for underserved populations.

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New data reveal extent of genetic overlap between major mental disorders

August 12, 2013 — Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation.

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NIH-funded study discovers new genes for childhood epilepsies

August 11, 2013 — New strategy may find more genes and provide a better understanding of these and other complex neurological disorders.

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Investigational malaria vaccine found safe and protective

August 8, 2013 — NIH vaccine researchers publish results of early-stage clinical trial.

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NIH scientists visualize how cancer chromosome abnormalities form in living cells

August 8, 2013 — Researchers directly observe the change for the first time.

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NIH, Lacks family reach understanding to share genomic data of HeLa cells

August 7, 2013 — New NIH policy requires researchers to apply for access to the full genome sequence data from HeLa cells.

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Researchers get close-up view of water pores needed in the eye's lens

August 5, 2013 — NIH-funded study of aquaporins could hold clues to cataract.

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Mechanism that allows bacteria to infect plants may inspire cure for eye disease

August 4, 2013 — Approached developed to eliminate mutated DNA inside cells.

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Gene combinations help predict treatment success for alcoholism medication

August 2, 2013 — NIH-funded study says five-marker genotype panel can guide ondansetron use.

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Removing a protein enhances defense against bacteria in CGD mice

August 1, 2013 — NIH study also suggests an alternative, adjunct approach to drug-resistant staph infections.

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Stray prenatal gene network suspected in schizophrenia

August 1, 2013 — May disrupt birth of new neurons in prefrontal cortex.

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Ultrasound patch heals venous ulcers in human trial

August 1, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds new technique could significantly accelerate tissue repair, reduce costs for chronic wound management.

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