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News Releases - September 2013

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NIH study identifies gene for alcohol preference in rats

September 30, 2013 — Research advances understanding of genetics in alcohol consumption.

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Roughly 14 percent of infants share bed with adult or child

September 30, 2013 — NIH-funded study shows physician advice can reduce potentially life-threatening practice.

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NIH researchers identify candidate drug to treat Batten disease

September 30, 2013 — Mouse study suggests new drug could slow progress of fatal childhood disorder.

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NIH Announces 2013 High-Risk, High-Reward Research Awards

September 30, 2013 — NIH commits to 78 awards to support exceptional innovation in biomedical research.

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Study evaluates population-wide testing, early treatment for HIV prevention

September 30, 2013 — NIH co-funded trial will build on results of landmark HPTN 052 study.

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NIH calls for research projects examining violence

September 27, 2013 — Particular consideration to be given to firearm violence.

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Gene variants found associated with human immune system, autoimmune disease

September 27, 2013 — NIH researchers work with international colleagues to identify genes.

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NIH expands nationwide network of Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units

September 26, 2013 — Institutions conduct clinical trials of promising vaccines and therapies.

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NIH launches new centers to accelerate lab innovations to improve public health

September 26, 2013 — New centers will target technologies to improve the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention.

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New NIH-funded resource focuses on use of genomic variants in medical care

September 25, 2013 — Information on few genomic variants is used in clinical practice.

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NIH announces awards to strengthen the biomedical research workforce

September 23, 2013 — BEST awards encourage innovative approaches to address workforce challenges.

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Versatile proteins could be new target for Alzheimer’s drugs

September 19, 2013 — NIH-funded discovery began with asking how the brain learns to see.

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FDA and NIH create first-of-kind Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science

September 19, 2013 — Research from new program to inform potential tobacco regulatory activities.

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NIH study establishes benefits of bracing in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis

September 19, 2013 — Left untreated, more serious curves can cause pain and disability.

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NIH begins testing H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate

September 18, 2013 — Possible role for adjuvants to be examined.

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NIH funding boosts new Alzheimer’s research on prevention, novel drug targets

September 18, 2013 — $45 million in awards to test early interventions, explore new approaches.

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NIH-funded study suggests brain is hard-wired for chronic pain

September 17, 2013 — Brain's white matter may determine susceptibility to chronic pain.

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NIH approves high-priority research within BRAIN Initiative

September 16, 2013 — Projects seek to enhance understanding of the brain.

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BRAIN Working Group to present BRAIN high-priority research for NIH FY2014 funding

September 12, 2013 — NIH leadership will answer questions about the BRAIN interim report.

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NIH scientists pursue new therapies to improve rare disease drug development

September 12, 2013 — Projects selected for potential to treat specific rare diseases.

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Lifestyle intervention improves high schoolers’ health, social skills, grades

September 10, 2013 — NIH-supported research shows promise for teens at risk of becoming overweight, obese.

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Closing in on risk factors for cerebral palsy and infant death

September 9, 2013 — Scientists from NIH and Australia investigate risk factors that contribute to cerebral palsy and early infant death.

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NIH grants expand search for role of microbes in health and disease in adults, infants

September 9, 2013 — The human body is home to trillions of microbes.

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National Drug Facts Week 2014 begins January 27

September 9, 2013 — NIH-led observance connects teens with drug abuse experts.

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New NIH awards focus on nanopore technology for DNA sequencing

September 6, 2013 — Focus of grants is to find more accurate and efficient DNA sequencing.

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NIH statement on International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day

September 6, 2013 — FASD Awareness Day is recognized each September.

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NIH launches first national Down syndrome registry

September 6, 2013 — Registry connects families and individuals with Down syndrome to researchers.

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NIH grants to investigate disease-related variations in genetic makeup

September 6, 2013 — Studies focus on underlying susceptibilities in minority populations.

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NIH funds six grants to build next generation dental composite

September 5, 2013 — Current composites last an average of less than eight years.

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NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare

September 4, 2013 — Can sequencing genome provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides?

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Scientists fish for new epilepsy model and reel in potential drug

September 3, 2013 — NIH-funded study finds zebrafish model may help identify treatments for a severe form of childhood epilepsy.

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Risk factors identified at diagnosis help predict outcomes for children with rare heart condition

September 3, 2013 — Researchers spent 19 years amassing data on more than 1,000 affected children.

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