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News Releases - April 2014

Preliminary results show improvement in MS symptoms

April 29, 2014 — NIH-funded scientists look at combined therapy, but call for further research.

NIH center sets new goals for global health research and training

April 29, 2014 — Efforts to focus on combatting epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

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Oxytocin promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys

April 28, 2014 — NIH study indicates hormone may provide treatment for social disorders.

NIH World Malaria Day statement

April 25, 2014 — Statement by B.F. (Lee) Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

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Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons

April 24, 2014 — Leaps orders of magnitude beyond existing tools – NIH study.

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HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic

April 24, 2014 — Commentary describes vital medications are being underutilized in addiction treatment.

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NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

April 23, 2014 — John J. O’Shea, M.D. to receive the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine.

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Glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity

April 23, 2014 — Drug treatment and weight loss can restore lost vision, NIH-funded study shows.

Muscle weakness seen in alcoholism linked to mitochondrial repair issues

April 21, 2014 — Evidence found that chronic heavy alcohol use affects a gene involved in mitochondrial repair and muscle regeneration.

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Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility

April 17, 2014 — Compensatory response shields mice from depression-like behaviors – NIH-funded study.

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Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter

April 16, 2014 — NIH-funded researchers develop novel tools to learn how astrocytes listen in on neurons.

Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia

April 15, 2014 — Condition leads to disability in many older adults.

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Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder

April 15, 2014 — Discovery by NIH-supported researchers may lead to diagnostic test, treatment.

Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD

April 15, 2014 — Her appointment follows the retirement of Dr. John Ruffin.

Unexpected protein partnership has implications for cancer treatment

April 15, 2014 — NIH scientists find unusual method that may alter tumor growth.

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GuLF STUDY gears up for second round of health exams

April 11, 2014 — Research continues four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Too much protein may kill brain cells as Parkinson’s progresses

April 10, 2014 — NIH-funded study on key Parkinson’s gene finds a possible new target for monitoring the disease.

NIH funds influenza research and surveillance network

April 10, 2014 — NIAID-supported centers integrate research to improve pandemic preparedness.

Drug does not improve set of cardiovascular outcomes for diastolic heart failure

April 9, 2014 — NIH-supported study finds drug does appear to reduce hospitalizations for diastolic heart failure.

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Spinal stimulation helps four patients with paraplegia regain voluntary movement

April 8, 2014 — Groundbreaking results bring new hope for those with spinal cord injury – NIH study.

NIAAA Recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month 2014

April 7, 2014 — April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much.

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NIH-funded atlas details gene activity of the prenatal human brain, offers clues to psychiatric disorders

April 2, 2014 — A comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the developing human brain that incorporates gene activity along with anatomical reference atlases and neuroimaging data has released its first major report online today in Nature.

Aspirin does not prevent pregnancy loss, NIH study finds

April 1, 2014 — Increased live birth rate in subgroup of participants.

Obesity primes the colon for cancer, according to NIH study

April 1, 2014 — Obesity, rather than diet, causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer, according to a study in mice by the National Institutes of Health.

This page last reviewed on April 29, 2014

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