October 2009 NIH Audio Reports Archive
October 28, 2009
The National Human Genome Research Institute has launched the next generation of its online Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms providing students, teachers and the public a reliable online resource for more than 200 terms and basic concepts behind today's breakthroughs in genetics and genomics.
October 22, 2009
Immunization with an experimental anti-cocaine vaccine resulted in a substantial reduction in cocaine use in 38 percent of vaccinated patients in a clinical trial supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The study is the first successful, placebo-controlled demonstration of a vaccine against an illicit drug of abuse.
October 22, 2009
Panel Urges Further Research to Determine which DCIS Patients may be Candidates for Less-Invasive Therapy
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common non-invasive lesion of the breast, presents unique challenges for patients and providers largely because the natural course of the untreated disease is not well understood. Because most women diagnosed with DCIS are treated, it is difficult to determine the comparative benefits of different treatment strategies versus active surveillance, meaning systematic follow-up. An NIH panel is urging more research to determine which DCIS patients may be candidates for less-invasive therapy.
October 20, 2009
Scientists have identified the first long-term, effective treatment to improve vision and reduce vision loss associated with blockage of large and small veins in the eye. Two studies were part of the Standard Care vs. Corticosteroid for Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE) Study, a phase III clinical trial conducted at 84 sites and supported by the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health.
October 4, 2009
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