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News Releases - June 2014

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Lead in kids’ blood linked with behavioral and emotional problems

June 30, 2014 — Researchers analyzed one blood sample taken from each child between the ages of 3-5.

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NIH-commissioned Census Bureau report highlights effect of aging boomers

June 30, 2014 — Data on individual, economic, social changes linked to dramatically aging population.

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NIH-funded researchers extend liver preservation for transplantation

June 30, 2014 — Livers successfully stored for three days in animal study.

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Telemedicine catches blinding disease in premature babies

June 26, 2014 — NIH-funded study could reduce obstacles to care for at-risk babies.

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New NIH Council of Councils members named

June 20, 2014 — Members will serve terms through October 2016.

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New report offers a primer for doctors’ use of clinical genome and exome sequencing

June 18, 2014 — Leading scientists have sketched out what doctors need to know in order to use the new technology effectively.

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NIH launches 3D print exchange for researchers, students

June 18, 2014 — Public website promotes health and science applications of 3D printing.

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NIH and NSF collaborate to accelerate biomedical research innovations into the marketplace

June 18, 2014 — I-Corps at NIH pilot program to train business-minded biotech researchers.

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers info on quitting smoking for older adults

June 17, 2014 — Although the rates of smoking have declined in recent years, nearly 10 percent of adults over 65 – almost 4 million older Americans – continue to smoke.

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Bionic pancreas outperforms insulin pump in adults, youth

June 15, 2014 — SNIH grantees test device for people with type 1 diabetes to replace fingerstick tests, manual insulin injections.

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NIH scientists take totally tubular journey through brain cells

June 13, 2014 — Study may advance understanding of how brain cell tubes are modified under normal and disease conditions.

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Hormone treatment restores bone density for young women with menopause-like condition

June 9, 2014 — NIH study reveals way to improve bone health for young women with POI.

NIH embraces bold, 12-year scientific vision for BRAIN Initiative

June 5, 2014 — New report outlines initiative goals, budget, and timeline.

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Making artificial vision look more natural

June 5, 2014 — NIH-funded study could help improve retinal prosthetic devices.

NIDA review summarizes research on marijuana’s negative health effects

June 4, 2014 — Comprehensive review published in the New England Journal of Medicine also discusses why risks are greatest for teen users.

NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people

June 4, 2014 — Large, multi-site, multi-intervention trial will test new patient-centered strategies.

MDMA can be fatal in warm environments

June 3, 2014 — NIH preclinical study suggests higher risk of death is associated with warmer brain temperature.

Clinical trial analysis suggests drug combination may be highly effective in recurrent ovarian cancer

June 2, 2014 — Trial results showed a near doubling of the length of time during and after treatment that the cancer did not get worse.

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Shining a light on memory

June 1, 2014 — It’s all about strengthened connections between neurons, NIH-funded study confirms.

This page last reviewed on October 31, 2014

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