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News Releases - July 2013

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Therapy for severe vasculitis shows long-term effectiveness

July 31, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds that rituximab is as effective as standard therapy, requires shorter treatment duration.

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NIH launches neurological drug development projects

July 31, 2013 — New projects will target Fragile X syndrome, nicotine addiction, and age-related macular degeneration.

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NIH researchers find diabetes drug extends health and lifespan in mice

July 30, 2013 — Long-term treatment with metformin improved health and longevity in mice.

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NIH math model predicts effects of diet, physical activity on childhood weight

July 29, 2013 — Findings suggest major differences between obese adults and children.

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NIH researchers identify therapy that may curb kidney deterioration in patients with rare disorder

July 29, 2013 — Innovation in mouse model helps researchers distinguish disease mechanisms and biomarkers.

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NIH expands study to better understand kidney disease progression

July 29, 2013 — Research will examine the roll chronic kidney disease may play in hospitalization for other illnesses.

NIH researchers discover how brain cells change their tune

July 25, 2013 — Study may advance fundamental understanding of how brain cells communicate.

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Silky brain implants may help stop spread of epilepsy

July 25, 2013 — NIH-funded study suggests role for adenosine in molecular processes involved in epilepsy.

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NIH study uncovers a starring role for supporting cells in the inner ear

July 25, 2013 — Human trials planned to probe the cell’s protective powers.

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Rapid test allows for earlier diagnosis of tuberculosis in children

July 24, 2013 — NIH-funded study suggests test may increase treatment in primary care settings.

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NIH funds new grants exploring use of genome sequencing in patient care

July 23, 2013 — New projects include using genomic information to tackle many current health issues.

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NIH commits $24 million annually for Big Data Centers of Excellence

July 22, 2013 — Efforts will harness power of complex datasets to improve health, aid discovery, reduce duplication.

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For a healthy brain, don’t let the trash pile up

July 21, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds that quickly clearing away damaged proteins may help prevent neurodegenerative disorders.

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NIH-funded study suggests that moving more may lower stroke risk

July 18, 2013 — New research finds link between frequency of exercise and stroke risk.

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Anti-HIV drugs in pregnancy not linked to children’s language delays

July 18, 2013 — Children of mothers who took the drugs show no difference compared to children whose mothers were not treated.

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NIH, PCORI seek applications for falls prevention clinical trial

July 17, 2013 — Research to focus on methods to prevent serious injuries in older people.

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NIH scientists find that proteins involved in immunity potentially cause cancer

July 14, 2013 — Naturally produced mutations may be just as powerful as known carcinogens.

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Federal report shows drop in proportion of children in US population

July 12, 2013 — Annual statistics compilation forecasts increasing diversity.

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NIH scientists assess history, pandemic potential of H7 influenza viruses

July 9, 2013 — NIAID scientists author commentary examining past outbreaks.

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mHealth has great potential, but needs a rigorous scientific foundation

July 9, 2013 — Dr. Robert M. Kaplan discusses how to move from hype to real scientific value.

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NIH study identifies brain circuits involved in learning and decision making

July 8, 2013 — Finding has implications for alcoholism and other patterns of addictive behavior.

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Urine test can diagnose, predict kidney transplant rejection

July 3, 2013 — NIH-funded study describes noninvasive alternative to kidney biopsy.

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Altered protein shapes may explain differences in some brain diseases

July 3, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds that various strains of alpha-synuclein have diverse effects in neurons.

This page last reviewed on November 3, 2014

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