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News Releases - March 2014

HIV-infected men at increased risk for heart disease, large study finds

March 31, 2014 — NIH-supported research also identifies predictors of heart disease risk in this group.

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NIH celebrates grand opening of John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center

March 31, 2014 — State of the art research facility on NIH campus will foster new collaborations among scientists studying the brain.

Postmortem analysis of autistic brain tissue revealed patch-like areas of disorganized neurons. Arrows show a patch of decreased or absent expression of genetic markers across multiple layers of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

Disorganized cortical patches suggest prenatal origin of autism

March 26, 2014 — NIH-funded study shows disrupted cell layering process in the developing brain.

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers comprehensive information on end of life

March 26, 2014 — Symptom management, practical concerns are focus of topic.

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Researchers discover underlying genetics, marker for stroke, cardiovascular disease

March 20, 2014 — NIH-funded findings point to new potential strategies for disease prevention, treatment.

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Sepsis study comparing three treatment methods shows same survival rate

March 18, 2014 — NIH-funded clinical trial tested specific protocols against usual high-level care.

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NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys

March 13, 2014 — Statement of NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., and NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

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NIH opens research hospital to outside scientists

March 13, 2014 — New program tackles disease on many fronts.

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Researchers find reason why many vein grafts fail

March 12, 2014 — NIH intramural-led study uncovers biology behind improper graft remodeling, points to treatment strategies.

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Two surgeries for pelvic prolapse found similarly effective, safe

March 11, 2014 — NIH network study suggests no added benefit from pelvic muscle exercise.

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Students unlock the mysteries of the brain with NIH scientists

March 10, 2014 — NIH celebrates Brain Awareness Week 2014.

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Contacts better than permanent lenses for babies after cataract surgery

March 6, 2014 — Permanent lenses lead to more repeat eye surgeries, NIH study finds.

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NIH announces recruitment for clinical trial to test new tinnitus treatment device

March 6, 2014 —Multi-center trial offers hope for millions of Americans with severe tinnitus.

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3-D changes in DNA may lead to a genetic form of Lou Gehrig’s disease

March 5, 2014 —NIH-funded scientists reveal how a genetic code variation results in devastating brain diseases.

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High plasticizer levels in males linked to delayed pregnancy for female partners

March 5, 2014 — NIH study of couples implicates three common phthalates in delay.

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Prevalence of allergies the same, regardless of where you live

March 4, 2014 — Study suggests that people prone to developing allergies are going to develop an allergy to whatever is in their environment.

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Suicide in the military: Army–NIH funded study points to risk and protective factors

March 3, 2014 — Largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel.

This page last reviewed on October 31, 2014

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