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News Releases - October 2013

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NIH Names Dr. George Koob Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

October 31, 2013 — The institute primarily funds alcohol-related research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment.

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NIH scientists develop candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus

October 31, 2013 — Structure-based design may be key to successful vaccine for common childhood illness.

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NIH and CDC launch registry for sudden death in the young

October 24, 2013 — Initiative will collect population-based information on sudden, unexpected deaths in youth.

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NIH funds development of novel robots to assist people with disabilities, aid doctors

October 23, 2013 — Robots enhance mobility for visually and physically impaired, improve treatment for atrial fibrillation.

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NIH announces 15 Clinical and Translational Science Awards to help translate scientific discoveries to improved health

October 22, 2013 — Support expands the consortiumís reach to New Hampshire.

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Three NIH scientists elected to Institute of Medicine

October 21, 2013 — Drs. Germain, Leonard and Pine accept high scientific honor.

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NIDA’s drug abuse information for teens goes mobile

October 21, 2013 — NIH also improves access for parents, teachers, and Spanish language readers.

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Large study to examine if vitamin D prevents diabetes

October 21, 2013 — NIH-funded research tests much-touted vitamin in people with prediabetes.

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NIH awards $17 million in grants to augment genomics research in Africa

October 18, 2013 — Africa research capacity to be enhanced through expanded H3Africa program.

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Tanning gene linked to increased risk of testicular cancer, according to NIH scientists

October 18, 2013 — Nearly 80 percent of white men carry a variant of the gene.

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Brain may flush out toxins during sleep

October 17, 2013 — NIH-funded study suggests sleep clears brain of damaging molecules associated with neurodegeneration.

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NIAID selects new director of the Vaccine Research Center

October 17, 2013 — Internationally recognized expert on HIV vaccine development to serve as chief.

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Womenís Health Initiative reaffirms use of short-term hormone replacement therapy for younger women

October 17, 2013 — Latest results provide new details on risks and benefits of therapy across age groups and time.

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