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Severe COVID-19 in pregnancy associated with preterm birth, other complications

January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
NIH-funded study also suggests mother-to-infant transmission appears to be rare.

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Researchers use patients’ cells to test gene therapy for rare eye disease

January 28, 2021 - 5:30pm
Approach could provide new path for difficult-to-treat forms of Leber congenital amaurosis.

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Study links neighborhood conditions to adolescent sleep loss

January 28, 2021 - 5:00pm
Insufficient sleep decreases brain wave activity associated with cognition.

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NIH launches database to track neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19

January 26, 2021 - 4:00pm
The body’s response to COVID-19 infection on the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscle can be particularly devastating.

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Antibody infusions prevent acquisition of some HIV strains, NIH studies find

January 26, 2021 - 3:15pm
Results will inform development of long-acting antibody-based HIV prevention tools.

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Low-dose aspirin may improve pregnancy chances for women with one or two prior miscarriages

January 25, 2021 - 11:00pm
NIH study examines pattern of aspirin use, rather than difference between aspirin and placebo groups.

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Full-dose blood thinners decreased need for life support and improved outcome in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

January 22, 2021 - 5:00pm
Full doses of blood thinners, in addition to being safe, were superior to the doses normally given to prevent blood clots in hospitalized patients.

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NIH study compares low-fat, plant-based diet to low-carb, animal-based diet

January 21, 2021 - 5:00pm
The findings broaden understanding of how restricting dietary carbohydrates or fats may impact health.

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NIH researchers identify new genetic disorder that affects brain, craniofacial skeleton

January 21, 2021 - 2:15pm
Analysis of patients with rare condition uncovers key pathway for human development.

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Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide

January 21, 2021 - 2:00pm
NIH-supported study finds biggest increase among American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Timing is of the essence when treating brain swelling in mice

January 19, 2021 - 2:30pm
NIH study shows specific set of immune cells can harm and also help brain after injury.

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NIH scientists identify nutrient that helps prevent bacterial infection

January 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
Taurine, which helps the body digest fats and oils, could offer treatment benefit.

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Combination treatment for methamphetamine use disorder shows promise in NIH study

January 13, 2021 - 11:00pm
Therapy may be a promising addition to current approaches to treatment.

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NIH scientists study salmonella swimming behavior as clues to infection

January 13, 2021 - 3:00pm
Bacteria commonly cause human gastroenteritis, inflammation of the lining of the intestines.

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Blood test shows promise for early detection of acute heart transplant rejection

January 13, 2021 - 11:00am
DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities.

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NIH study suggests using cannabis while trying to conceive may reduce pregnancy chances

January 11, 2021 - 9:45pm
The women were part of a larger group trying to conceive after one or two prior miscarriages.

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Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment

January 11, 2021 - 5:30pm
NIH-supported pilot study found team-based approach may improve buprenorphine care.

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Stem cell treatment corrects skull shape and restores brain function in mouse model of childhood disorder

January 7, 2021 - 5:00pm
Scientists regenerate parts of the skull affected by craniosynostosis, a common birth defect.

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DNA-editing method shows promise to treat mouse model of progeria

January 6, 2021 - 5:00pm
Using a recently developed DNA base-editing technique, researchers correct accelerating aging disorder.

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Large clinical trial will test combination monoclonal antibody therapy for mild/moderate COVID-19

January 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
The Phase 2/3 clinical trial will evaluate experimental antibodies BRII-196 and BRII-198. 

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