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Repurposed drug helps obese mice lose weight, improve metabolic function

May 14, 2020 - 3:00pm
Treatment with disulfiram, normally prescribed to treat alcohol use disorder, shows health benefits in animal study.

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Coordinated strategy to accelerate multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates is key, NIH experts say

May 11, 2020 - 2:45pm
More than one effective vaccine approach likely will be required to successfully protect the global community from SARS-CoV-2.

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NIH clinical trial testing antiviral remdesivir plus anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib for COVID-19 begins

May 8, 2020 - 5:45pm
The trial is now enrolling hospitalized adults with COVID-19 in the United States.

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NIH-supported research survey to examine impact of COVID-19 on rare diseases community

May 7, 2020 - 4:15pm
For the millions of people living with a rare disease, the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19 presents unique challenges.

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NIH-funded study links early sleep problems to autism diagnosis among at-risk children

May 7, 2020 - 1:30pm
Previous research has shown that young children who have a sibling with ASD are at a higher risk for also being diagnosed with the condition.

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Emergency drug overdose visits associated with increased risk for later suicide

May 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
NIH-funded study highlights importance of emergency department-based interventions for mitigating suicide risk.

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MRI technique could reduce need for radiation in measuring tumor response to chemotherapy

May 5, 2020 - 3:00pm
NIH-funded study may have implications for pediatric cancer treatment.

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020

May 5, 2020 - 2:15pm
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.

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Study to determine incidence of novel coronavirus infection in U.S. children begins

May 4, 2020 - 12:30pm
NIH-funded study also will ascertain percentage of infected children who develop COVID-19.

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NIH clinical trial shows Remdesivir accelerates recovery from advanced COVID-19

April 29, 2020 - 6:30pm
Preliminary results indicate that patients who received remdesivir had a 31% faster time to recovery than those who received placebo.

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NIH mobilizes national innovation initiative for COVID-19 diagnostics

April 29, 2020 - 2:00pm
Initiative aims to speed delivery of accurate, easy-to-use, scalable tests to all Americans.

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New study links severe sleep apnea to higher blood glucose levels in African Americans

April 28, 2020 - 2:15pm
Suggests that targeting sleep may help prevent diabetes and improve treatment.

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Very low-dose Avastin effective for preventing blindness in preterm infants

April 23, 2020 - 3:00pm
NIH-funded study finds very low doses effective for treating retinopathy of prematurity.

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NIAID strategic plan details COVID-19 research priorities

April 23, 2020 - 12:45pm
Urgent public health measures are needed to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Expert U.S. panel develops NIH treatment guidelines for COVID-19

April 21, 2020 - 3:30pm
“Living document” expected to be updated often as new clinical data accrue.

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NEI researchers link age-related DNA modifications to susceptibility to eye disease

April 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Findings point to targeting epigenome as a potential therapeutic strategy.

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Infant temperament predicts personality more than 20 years later

April 20, 2020 - 8:30pm
Behavioral inhibition in infancy associated with introversion and internalizing psychopathology in adulthood.

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Antiviral remdesivir prevents disease progression in monkeys with COVID-19

April 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
Study supports clinical testing under way across U.S.

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Investigational chimp adenovirus MERS-CoV vaccine protects monkeys

April 17, 2020 - 5:00pm
Vaccine neutralizes multiple MERS-CoV strains.

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NIH to launch public-private partnership to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options

April 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
Health agencies, leading pharmaceutical companies to join forces to accelerate pandemic response.

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