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News Releases - January 2014

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Hannah Valantine, M.D., named NIH’s first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity

January 30, 2014 — Dr. Hannah Valantine will lead NIH’s effort to diversify the biomedical research workforce as the first Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity.

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NCI launches trial to assess the utility of genetic sequencing to improve patient outcomes

January 30, 2014 — Trial could identify patient sub-groups that are likely to benefit from certain treatments.

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TCGA bladder cancer study reveals potential drug targets, similarities to several cancers

January 29, 2014 — Some subtypes of bladder cancer resemble subtypes of other cancers, suggesting similar routes of treatment.

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NIH scientists map genetic changes that drive tumors in a common pediatric soft-tissue cancer

January 23, 2014 — The genetic alterations identified could be useful in developing targeted diagnostic tools and treatments for children with the disease.

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NIH research network finds many youth have high levels of HIV

January 23, 2014 — Study succeeds at early diagnosis but suggests high risk of HIV infection for youth.

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New substance abuse treatment resources focus on teens

January 23, 2014 — Guide on treating teen substance abuse and online education for healthcare providers now available.

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NIH study: Research-based strategies help reduce underage drinking

January 14, 2014 — Current programs and policies are effective, but more new interventions are needed.

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Cognitive training shows staying power

January 13, 2014 — NIH-funded trial shows 10-year benefit in realms of reasoning, speed.

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NIH makes palliative care more attainable for pediatric patients and their families

January 8, 2014 — New Palliative Care: Conversations Matter campaign helps ensure children with serious illnesses and their families get supportive care.

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Hypothermia and older adults

January 6, 2014 — Tips for staying safe in cold weather.

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Severe mental illness tied to higher rates of substance use

January 3, 2014 — New NIH study shows that certain protective factors do not exist in those with severe mental illness.

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Drivers engaged in other tasks about 10 percent of the time

January 1, 2014 — NIH, Virginia Tech study shows crash risks greatest for teens.

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