News Releases - May 2013
May 23, 2013 — A small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of itch.
May 22, 2013 — NIH-funded study raises hope for recovery of some adult patients, despite early damage.
May 22, 2013 — Location on the body surface determines fungal composition with the greatest diversity on feet.
May 22, 2013 — Trials for adults and youth compare treatments in newly diagnosed people.
May 21, 2013 — The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) announced the appointment of five new members to the institute's principal advisory board.
May 21, 2013 — NIH-funded scientists find DNA repair systems, including BRCA1, become less efficient.
May 14, 2013 — Highly contagious rotaviruses are the leading cause of severe diarrheal illnesses among infants and young children in both developed and resource-limited countries.
May 13, 2013 — Pregnant mothers’ exposure to the flu was associated with a nearly fourfold increased risk that their child would develop bipolar disorder in adulthood.
May 8, 2013 — The NIH stands with the international community to renew our dedication to improving the quality of life for the estimated 300 million people living with asthma worldwide.
May 6, 2013 — Women’s brains appear to be hard-wired to respond to the cries of a hungry infant.
May 6, 2013 — The National Institutes of Health today announced the appointment of 10 individuals to the NIH Council of Councils.
May 6, 2013 — People with a family history of type 1 diabetes can now conveniently participate in free screening to help find ways to delay or prevent the disease.
May 5, 2013 — Adding omega-3 fatty acids did not improve a combination of nutritional supplements recommended for treating age-related macular degeneration.
May 2, 2013 — Researchers used the popular anti-wrinkle agent Botox to discover a new and important role for a group of molecules that nerve cells use to quickly send messages.
May 1, 2013 — Distinct patterns of brain activity are linked to greater rates of relapse among alcohol dependent patients in early recovery, a study has found.
May 1, 2013 — Certain molecular characteristics could complement current pathology methods and help distinguish between principal types of endometrial tumors.
May 1, 2013 — The National Eye Institute calls on Americans to take the necessary steps to protect vision, prevent vision loss, and make the most of the vision they may have remaining.
May 1, 2013 — Four research centers will develop high-impact culturally tailored interventions aimed at lowering stroke risk among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.
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