NIH Research Matters
September 30, 2013
Classroom naps can enhance memory and support learning in preschool children, a new study showed.
A lightweight microscope that attaches to a cell phone can detect single nanoparticles and viruses. It might one day be used for diagnostic tests in the field.
Researchers developed a method to quickly identify antibiotics that can treat multidrug-resistant bacteria—and reveal how these bacteria-killing medications work.
September 23, 2013
Pay incentives for clinician performance can improve cardiovascular care in small primary care clinics that use electronic health records, a new study reports.
An experimental vaccine given to monkeys triggered an immune attack that wiped out all traces of an AIDS-causing virus after a year or more.
The complex effects of testosterone depend partly on its conversion in the body to a type of estrogen, investigators found.
September 16, 2013
A 3-D video game improved the ability of seniors to sustain focus and multitask successfully. The results highlight the potential of the aging brain to improve certain skills.
Gut microbes from lean people helped prevent mice from becoming obeseóbut only if the animals ate a healthy diet. The research could point the way to new obesity treatments.
A new method can distinguish tumors from normal brain tissue in living mice. With further refinement, the approach could help doctors remove brain tumors with great precision.
September 9, 2013
A large-scale program for controlling high blood pressure in a California health care system could help pave the way for improving blood pressure control in the general population.
A mouse study revealed a circuit that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain. The findings have implications for treating amblyopia, or lazy eye.
Bacteria can directly stimulate sensory neurons to produce pain and suppress inflammation. The new insights may lead to better treatments for painful bacterial infections.
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