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News Releases - August 2014

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Single animal to human transmission event responsible for 2014 Ebola outbreak

August 29, 2014 — NIH-funded scientist uses latest genomic technology to make discovery.

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NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate

August 28, 2014 — Trial is First in Series of Accelerated Safety Studies of Ebola Vaccines.

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Scientists plug into a learning brain

August 27, 2014 — NIH-funded study provides a neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than others.

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NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

August 27, 2014 — Policyís implementation is key to accelerating biomedical discoveries.

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Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology

August 27, 2014 — Studies reveal powerful commonalities in biological activity, regulation among species.

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Genome exhibition to depart Smithsonian for multi-city tour

August 26, 2014 — Enthusiasm for genomics grows with an estimated 3 million D.C. visitors to exhibition.

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NIAMS welcomes five new advisory council members

August 26, 2014 — The council comprises scientific and lay members who have expertise in the mission areas of the institute.

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Follow that Cell

August 21, 2014 — NIH challenges innovators with a half million dollars in prizes.

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Monthly blood transfusions reduce sickle cell anemia-related brain injury in children

August 20, 2014 — NIH-funded study provides hope for children with disease-related brain damage.

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New NIH research awards to address multiple chronic conditions

August 20, 2014 — It is estimated that 3 in 4 adults over age 65 and 1 in 15 children suffer from two or more chronic medical conditions.

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Test reliably detects inherited immune deficiency in newborns

August 20, 2014 — NIH-supported study suggests that early diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency leads to high survival rates.

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NIH announces the launch of 3 integrated precision medicine trials

August 18, 2014 — ALCHEMIST is for patients with certain types of early-stage lung cancer.

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Suspect gene corrupts neural connections

August 17, 2014 — “Diseases of synapses” demo’d in a dish — NIH-funded study.

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Experimental chikungunya vaccine induces robust antibody response

August 14, 2014 — Vaccine developed by NIH scientists performs well in early clinical trial.

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Scientists use lasers to control mouse brain switchboard

August 14, 2014 — NIH-funded study explores how information flow in the brain is centrally regulated for sleep and wakefulness.

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Scientists detail urgent research agenda to better understand, address chronic disease toll

August 14, 2014 — HIV patients in developing countries facing new health risks must be a high priority, say experts.

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Bioengineers create functional 3D brain-like tissue

August 11, 2014 — Tissue model could change the way scientists study the brain in vitro-NIH study.

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NIH and Italian scientists develop nasal test for human prion disease

August 6, 2014 — An easy-to-use diagnostic test would let doctors clearly differentiate prion diseases from other brain diseases.

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Year-round preventive treatment reduces malaria risk in young children

August 5, 2014 — NIH-funded study shows benefit of monthly treatment.

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NIH awards $14.5 million to research groups studying newest DNA sequencing techniques

August 4, 2014 — For the past several years, nanopore research has been an important focus of the programís grants.

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NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa

August 4, 2014 — The three-year grants are part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program.

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NIH scientists visualize structures of brain receptors using subcellular imaging

August 4, 2014 — The advance opens a new window to study protein interactions in cell membranes in exquisite detail.

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Genotype-Tissue Expression project expands functional studies of genomic variation

August 1, 2014 — Larger set of human tissues to be analyzed to contribute to a database and tissue bank that researchers can use to study how genomic variants influence gene activity.

This page last reviewed on October 31, 2014

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