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News Releases - June 2013

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NIH to reduce significantly the use of chimpanzees in research

June 26, 2013 — NIH to reduce significantly the use of chimpanzees in research.

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Vietnam vets with PTSD more than twice as likely to have heart disease

June 25, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds PTSD is a risk factor for heart disease among Vietnam vets.

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Only half of U.S. youth meet physical activity standards, NIH study shows

June 25, 2013 — Few consume recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables.

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Dr. Jeremy Brown to direct NIH Office of Emergency Care Research

June 25, 2013 — The office is a focal point for basic, clinical and translational emergency care research and training across NIH.

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Estrogen therapy has no long-term effect on cognition in younger postmenopausal women

June 24, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds neither benefit nor risk to cognitive function years after treatment.

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NCATS Press Briefing: Institute of Medicine Report on the Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program

June 24, 2013 — NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin will field questions from reporters about the CTSA program.

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Participants sought for NIH study of adrenal disorder

June 18, 2013 — Study will examine effectiveness of a new hormone pump.

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NIH to fund collaborations with industry to identify new uses for existing compounds

June 18, 2013 — Crowdsourcing initiative will enable exploration of potential treatments in eight disease areas.

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NIH launches Dietary Supplement Label Database

June 17, 2013 — Searchable collection contains product information and ingredients from labels of dietary supplements sold in U.S.

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NCATS to announce awards for Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program

June 14, 2013 — Media briefing with NCATS Director Christopher P. Austin, M.D.

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New exhibition makes genome accessible to public

June 13, 2013 — Unique NIH-Smithsonian collaboration unlocks the present and future of genome science.

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Two gene variants may predict who will benefit from breast cancer prevention drugs

June 13, 2013 — NIH-supported discovery could advance individualized care of high-risk women.

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Scan predicts whether therapy or meds will best lift depression

June 12, 2013 — Biomarker could point the way past trial-and-error inefficiencies.

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Researchers discover two-step mechanism of inner ear tip link regrowth

June 11, 2013 — Mechanism offers potential for interventions that could save hearing.

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NIH’s NCCAM welcomes four new advisory council members

June 10, 2013 — The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative medicine.

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NIH, ONC, and EPA award $100,000 to winner of health and technology challenge

June 4, 2013 — New technology creates a personal, portable, and wearable air pollution sensor.

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Fact sheet: Impact of Sequestration on the National Institutes of Health

June 3, 2013 — FY2013 operating plans, estimated numbers, impact and frequently asked questions.

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NIH to fund clinical research network on antibacterial resistance

June 3, 2013 — Researchers at Duke University will lead the initiative.

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Anti-smoking medication shows promise for treating alcohol dependence

June 3, 2013 — NIH researchers seek to expand treatment options.

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NIH begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy

June 3, 2013 — NIH is looking for volunteers to take part in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used type 2 diabetes drugs.

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NIH scientists find link between allergic and autoimmune diseases in mouse study

June 2, 2013 — Discovery of gene may help scientists better understand diseases such as MS, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease and type 1 diabetes.

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