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News Releases - February 2014

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NIH researchers identify mutation linked to severe form of Cushing’s syndrome

February 26, 2014 — Mutation in related gene found in patient with Carney Complex.

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Nurse staffing and education linked to reduced patient mortality

February 26, 2014 — NIH-EU supported study demonstrates critical role of nurses in improving patient outcomes.

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NIH adds substantial set of genetic, health information to online database

February 26, 2014 — Information on older adults is largest ever resource for researchers.

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NIH rare diseases event to feature research and collaboration progress

February 25, 2014 — NIH’s annual celebration of Rare Disease Day is held to raise awareness about the more than 6,500 rare diseases.

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NIH releases comprehensive new data outlining Hispanic/Latino health and habits

February 24, 2014 — These new findings have been compiled and published as the Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book: A Report to the Communities.

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Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows

February 24, 2014 — Researchers advise reducing risk through diet, exercise, not smoking.

NIH team discovers genetic disorder causing strokes and vascular inflammation in children

February 19, 2014 — Next-generation sequencing defines new pathway for blood vessel disease.

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NIH study seeks to improve asthma therapy for African-Americans

February 12, 2014 — Multicenter trial will assess different drug regimens and explore genetics of treatment response.

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NIH study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk

February 6, 2014 — Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent.

NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets

February 4, 2014 — Goal is to develop new treatments earlier, beginning with Alzheimer's, type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune disorders.

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Adding chemotherapy following radiation treatment improves survival for adults with a slow-growing type of brain tumor

February 3, 2014 — Results from long-term follow-up of a National Institutes of Health-supported randomized controlled clinical trial.

NIH study offers insight into why cancer incidence increases with age

February 3, 2014 — Researchers suspect DNA methylation may be involved.

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First evidence-based diagnostic criteria published for temporomandibular disorders

February 3, 2014 — Commonly known as TMJ, this group of often-painful jaw conditions affects an estimated 10 to 15 percent of Americans.

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