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News Releases - July 2014

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Early treatment benefits infants with severe combined immunodeficiency

July 31, 2014 — NIH-funded study identifies factors contributing to successful stem cell transplants.

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African medical education is being transformed by US program

July 31, 2014 — PEPFAR, NIH jointly fund effort to strengthen region’s healthcare workforce.

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NIH launches new program to find potential drug targets

July 31, 2014 — Researchers will explore poorly understood genes, build information repository.

NIH scientists find six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s

July 27, 2014 — Study shows power of combining big data analysis with cutting-edge genomic techniques.

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NIH programs to focus on emerging areas of science

July 25, 2014 — Initiative features targeted investments in technology development and research to improve health.

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NIBIB to Host Second Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Symposium

July 23, 2014 — Presentations from recent new investigators covering a wide breadth of NIBIB-funded research.

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TCGA researchers identify four subtypes of stomach cancer

July 23, 2014 — Stomach cancers fall into four distinct molecular subtypes researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network have found.

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Schizophrenia’s genetic skyline rising

July 22, 2014 — Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 – NIH-funded study.

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Common gene variants account for most genetic risk for autism

July 20, 2014 — Roles of heritability, mutations, environment estimated – NIH-funded study.

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NIH system to monitor emerging drug trends

July 17, 2014 — Data from the National Drug Early Warning System will promote rapid and effective public health responses.

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NIH scientists identify gene linked to fatal inflammatory disease in children

July 17, 2014 — Repurposed drugs may offer first potential therapy.

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Young adults more likely to attend college

July 11, 2014 — Federal report finds rate of student debt increases, smoking decreases.

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New treatment increases pregnancy rate for women with infertility disorder

July 9, 2014 — NIH-funded study shows letrozole more effective than current treatment.

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Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer

July 9, 2014 — TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs.

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First drug candidate from NIH program acquired by biopharmaceutical company

July 9, 2014 — Potential treatment targets sickle cell disease.

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Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss

July 9, 2014 — NIH-funded study brought together eye care and mental health professionals.

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NIH study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years

July 8, 2014 — Results highlight the need to develop more effective interventions to combat the growing public health problem of extreme obesity.

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Brain tumor invasion along blood vessels may lead to new cancer treatments

July 8, 2014 — NIH-funded researchers find brain tumor cells disrupt the brain’s protective barrier, offering potential avenues for therapy.

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Low doses of arsenic cause cancer in male mice

July 8, 2014 — Researchers used a model that duplicates how humans are exposed to arsenic throughout their entire lifetime.

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NIH funds next step of cutting-edge research into Alzheimer’s disease genome

July 7, 2014 — Scientists will analyze genome sequence data to identify gene risk, protective factors.

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Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease each a risk of the other

July 3, 2014 — NIH study suggests people with either should be monitored for both.

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Gene type confers 26 percent chance of early celiac sign by age 5

July 2, 2014 — NIH-funded study finds higher celiac risk in Sweden than U.S., elsewhere.

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NIH study reveals gene critical to the early development of cilia

July 2, 2014 — Cilia are key to a broad class of genetic disorders.

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Hyperthermia: Too hot for your health

July 2, 2014 — NIH provides advice on heat-related illness for older adults.

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Adults stop anti-rejection drugs after partial stem-cell transplant reverses sickle cell disease

July 1, 2014 — NIH trial success suggests a new treatment option for older, sicker patients.

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NIH names new clinical sites in Undiagnosed Diseases Network

July 1, 2014 — Four-year, $43 million initiative engages broad expertise in study of mystery conditions.

This page last reviewed on October 31, 2014

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