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Using both marijuana and alcohol during early pregnancy may increase the likelihood of disrupting fetal development

November 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
New preclinical research reported in animal models shows that exposure to compounds found in marijuana called cannabinoids during early pregnancy can cause malformations in the developing embryo.

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Study finds leading risk factors and causes of death and disability underrepresented in NIH-supported prevention research

November 8, 2019 - 5:45pm
Most prevention research projects included an observational design or secondary data analysis.

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Study vaccine protects monkeys against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses

November 8, 2019 - 4:45pm
The vaccine provided protection from Ebola virus, Sudan virus, Marburg virus and Lassa virus.

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NIH-funded study shows placenta imaging method may aid early diagnosis of pregnancy complications

November 7, 2019 - 2:30pm
Researchers used the technique to identify women with reduced placental blood flow who later developed one or more complications.

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NIH-funded study finds teens prefer mint and mango vaping flavors

November 5, 2019 - 4:00pm
Researchers focused on the most widely used brand for nicotine vaping.

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Unique case of disease resistance reveals possible Alzheimer’s treatment

November 4, 2019 - 5:15pm
NIH-funded study identifies gene variant as potential drug target.

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NIH Researchers Estimate 17% of Food-Allergic Children Have Sesame Allergy

November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
Scientists Find Sesame Antibody Testing Predicts Sesame Allergy in Food-Allergic Children.

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NIH-funded study suggests acetaminophen exposure in pregnancy linked to higher risk of ADHD, autism

October 30, 2019 - 3:15pm
Researchers analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort.

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Reading the brain’s map: coordinated brain activation supports spatial learning and decision-making

October 30, 2019 - 3:00pm
NIH-supported study finds that spatial “replay” in neurons may help rats learn how to navigate toward goals.

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New compound helps find early signs of liver damage

October 29, 2019 - 4:30pm
NIH-funded study provides hope for noninvasive detection of early liver disease.

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High rates of dementia, Alzheimer’s observed among older people with Down syndrome

October 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
NIH-funded study highlights need for research on aging Down syndrome population.

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Broadly protective antibodies could lead to better flu treatments and vaccines

October 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Isolated antibodies provided broad protection against several different strains of influenza.

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Schizophrenia risk gene linked to cognitive deficits in mice

October 24, 2019 - 4:45pm
Restoring “master regulator” reverses behavioral, neuronal abnormalities.

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Ending HIV will require optimizing treatment and prevention tools, say NIH experts

October 24, 2019 - 3:15pm
Commentary emphasizes need to optimally implement current tools and develop new interventions.

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Researchers identify genetic variations linked to oxygen drops during sleep

October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Low oxygen levels during sleep are a clinical indicator of the severity of sleep apnea.

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Influenza human challenge study begins at NIH-sponsored clinical trial units

October 23, 2019 - 6:00pm
Up to 80 people aged 18 to 50 years will be enrolled in the trial.

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Pathogenic tau and cognitive impairment are precipitated by a high-salt diet

October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm
NIH-funded mouse study links high sodium consumption with a group of dementias.

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Could taking statins prevent dementia, disability?

October 23, 2019 - 4:30pm
NIH-funded clinical trial will test statins in 20,000 older adults.

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NIH launches new collaboration to develop gene-based cures for sickle cell disease and HIV on global scale

October 23, 2019 - 3:30pm
Initial investment aims to advance accessible and scalable candidate interventions into clinical trials within 10 years.

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Treatment for common vision disorder does not improve children’s reading skills

October 23, 2019 - 2:30pm
NIH-funded study finds therapy for convergence insufficiency is no better at improving reading than placebo.

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