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Gene therapy restores immune function in children with rare immunodeficiency

May 11, 2021 - 1:00pm
Researchers found that 48 of 50 children retained their replenished immune system function two to three years later and did not require additional treatments for ADA-SCID.

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Long-lasting medications may improve treatment satisfaction in people with opioid use disorder

May 10, 2021 - 3:00pm
NIH leaders emphasize the importance of patient voices in addiction medication development.

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New ultrasound technique detects fetal circulation problems in placenta

May 7, 2021 - 11:30am
NIH-funded advance could alert physicians to increased need for fetal monitoring, early delivery.

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2021

May 5, 2021 - 12:15pm
The chronic lung disease can reduce quality of life, contributes to considerable emotional and financial stress, and is a major contributing factor to missed time from school and work.

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Researchers wirelessly record human brain activity during normal life activities

May 3, 2021 - 5:00pm
NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded study opens the door to correlating deep brain activity and behavior.

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Scientists identify small-molecule cocktail to improve stem cell use in research and disease treatments

May 3, 2021 - 3:00pm
The unique combination of compounds and drugs greatly improved stem cell survival and reduced cell culture stress.

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NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities

April 29, 2021 - 7:45pm
Effort will foster community-engagement research in communities which have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Cancer-linked mutation accelerates growth of abnormal stroke-causing brain blood vessels

April 28, 2021 - 4:00pm
NIH-funded study suggests an anticancer drug could prevent bleeding into the brain.

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Brain’s waste removal system may offer path to better outcomes in Alzheimer’s therapy

April 28, 2021 - 3:30pm
NIH-funded study in mice suggests lymphatic boost could help reduce amyloid buildup.

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Trial of existing antibiotic for treating Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia begins

April 27, 2021 - 6:00pm
NIH-supported trial will test dalbavancin in hospitalized adults.

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Prototype app for mobile devices could screen children at risk for autism spectrum disorder

April 26, 2021 - 3:00pm
NIH-funded research project develops app to track eye movements in response to videos.

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NIH establishes new childhood asthma clinical research network

April 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Network will conduct pediatric asthma research in low-income urban settings.

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COVID-19 vaccine responses to be studied in people with immune deficits

April 23, 2021 - 6:00pm
Enrollment begins at NIH Clinical Center.

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International research teams explore genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation

April 22, 2021 - 6:00pm
The findings are published around the 35th anniversary of the nuclear disaster.

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Medical records analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to infant health problems

April 22, 2021 - 5:00pm
Study adds to a growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to marijuana may be associated with poor birth outcomes.

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Clinical trial of therapeutics for severely ill hospitalized COVID-19 patients begins

April 22, 2021 - 1:30pm
Patients with acute respiratory failure may now enroll in NIH-sponsored trial.

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Large NIH clinical trial will test polyclonal antibody therapeutic for COVID-19

April 21, 2021 - 6:30pm
Study is part of an effort to speed development of the most promising treatments and vaccine candidates.

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Large clinical trial to study repurposed drugs to treat COVID-19 symptoms

April 19, 2021 - 3:00pm
Using an ACTIV master protocol, the trial will focus on potential interventions for mild-to-moderate illness.

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Experimental antiviral for COVID-19 effective in hamster study

April 16, 2021 - 2:00pm
MK-4482 shows potential to prevent and treat SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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NIH-funded COVID-19 testing initiative aims to safely return children to in-person school

April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
New RADx-UP research effort combines testing and safety measures in underserved populations.

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