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Advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather

July 7, 2015 — Risk of heat-related health problems increases with age.

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NIH-funded vaccine for West Nile virus enters human clinical trials

July 6, 2015 — A clinical trial of a new investigational vaccine designed to protect against West Nile Virus infection will be sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

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In blinding eye disease, trash-collecting cells go awry, accelerate damage

July 2, 2015 — NIH research points to microglia as potential therapeutic target in retinitis pigmentosa.

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Boys more likely to have antipsychotics prescribed, regardless of age

July 1, 2015 — NIH-funded study is the first look at antipsychotic prescriptions patterns in the U.S.

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Umbilical cord ‘milking’ improves blood flow in preterm infants

June 29, 2015 — For preemies delivered by C-section, technique increases blood pressure, finds NIH-funded study.

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NIH begins clinical trial of new medication for alcohol use disorder

June 25, 2015 — Study will assess the safety and efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil for treating moderate to severe AUD.

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UPDATE: NIH provides interim corrective action plan for Clinical Center Pharmaceutical Development Section

June 19, 2015 — Plan outlines aggressive timeline to achieve key milestones.

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NIH Council of Councils Members named

June 19, 2015 — New members will serve terms through October 2017.

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Researchers design placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy

June 18, 2015 — NIH team and colleagues believe microdevice may improve upon existing placenta models.

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Study of Ebola survivors opens in Liberia

June 17, 2015 — Trial to examine long-term health effects of Ebola virus disease.

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